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4-H - Lancaster County May E-Newsletter

Clover College Registration Opens May 4

One of the 53 workshops at last year's Clover College was "Wired 4 Wind" in which youth built wind turbines.4-H Clover College will be 55 workshops offered June 16-19 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. The schedule will be published in the May Nebline which is due to be mailed and posted online April 22. Registration opens May 4 for currently enrolled 4-H'ers. Classes fill up quickly!

Spring Leader Training, May 14

The 4-H Spring Leader Training will focus on NEW 4-H curriculum, static exhibits, opportunities for 4-H members and more. Learn about fair entry, contests and important Super Fair information.New leaders, experienced leaders, 4-H members and parents are invited to a 4-H Leader Training on Thursday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. (you choose which time to attend) at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. MUST preregister by May 12 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Interview Judging Regional Contest, May 21

Several Lancaster County 4-H'ers participated in last year's Interview Judging Southeast District Regional Contest.4-H youth ages 11 and up are invited to participate in the 4-H Interview Judging Contest. This contest will give youth the opportunity to practice the real-life skill of applying for a job. This regional contest will be held Thursday, May 21, 1–7 p.m. at UNL East Campus. Continue reading…

Life Challenge Contests

Pictured are the Lancaster County 4-H'ers who participated in the 2015 statewide Life Challenge contest.The County-level Junior (for ages 8–11) AND Senior Life Challenge (for ages 12 and up) will be held Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Preregister by May 28 by calling 402-441-7180 (there is no entry form). Continue reading…

Bicycle Safety Contest, June 13

There are two parts of the 4-H Bicycle Safety Contest. In the bicycle skills events, 4-H’ers maneuver through several designated courses to test their riding skills and safety.The 4-H Bicycle Safety Contest will be held Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. The contest is open to all 4-H’ers ages 8 and up. Participants must provide their own bicycle and must wear a helmet. Register by June 8 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

4-H Member Online Enrollment

Nebraska 4-H is using a new 4-H online enrollment system, called “4-H Online.”Nebraska 4-H has introduced a new online enrollment system, called “4-H Online.” Members and fair projects may be updated through June 15. The website to enroll is The process is easy and only takes a few minutes per member. THE HEALTH INFORMATION IS OPTIONAL! Continue reading…

4-H Volunteers Enrollment Forms

Volunteers and leaders must still enroll using the form at by June 15. Mail or bring to the Extension office.

TSC Paper Clover Fundraiser, April 22–May 3

Shoppers at Tractor Supply Co. stores will have the opportunity April 22–May 3 to support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for just $1 at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H.

Give to Lincoln Day, May 28

Lancaster County 4-H Council has registered to be one of the nonprofits the community can give donations to during “Give to Lincoln Day” hosted by Lincoln Community Foundation on Thursday, May 28. Charities will also receive a proportional share of a $300,000 challenge match pool!

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Sheep & Meat Goat Weigh-In and Tag Day, May 19

Pictured are sheep being weighed at a previous Lancaster County Super Fair.4-H/FFA members planning to exhibit market sheep and meat goats need to have their lambs and goats officially tagged and weighed on Tuesday, May 19, 6–8 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Pavilion 2. For more information, call Cole at 402-441-7180.

Horse Dressage Schooling Show, May 2

The Lancaster County 4-H Horse VIPS Committee is sponsoring a Middle Cross Dressage Schooling Show as a fundraiser/clinic. It will be held Saturday, May 2 at Middle Cross Stables (Lowell Boomer’s historic facility), 500 Sprague Road, Roca. Open to youth and adults. Registrations are due April 24. Continue reading…

Horsemanship Level Testings May 12, June 2 & June 30

The levels of advancement in the 4-H Horse Project are designed to serve as guides for instruction and evaluation each members progress. The correct handling of horses is emphasized from the beginning level to the most advanced level.4-H horsemanship level group testings will be held on the following Tuesday evenings: May 12, June 2 and June 30 at the Lancaster Event Center – Amy Countryman Arena. Anyone wishing to be tested must sign-up at least a week in advance by contacting Marty at or 402 441-7180 or

Horse District/State Entries Due May 15

Many Lancaster County 4-H horse exhibitors participate in district and state horse shows. Pictured is from the 2014 Horse State Expo.All Lancaster County 4-H’ers participating in district/state horse shows must submit entries, horse identifications and completed horsemanship levels to the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County office by Friday, May 15. No late entries will be accepted! Continue reading…

Horse Judging Contest, June 5

The horse judging contest may consist of four classes of four horses, two halter and two performance, to be judged by 4-H members in the elementary, junior and senior age divisions.The Lancaster County Super Fair 4-H Horse Judging Contest will be held on Friday, June 5 at the Lancaster Event Center – Pavilion 3 arena. Open to all 4-H’ers — need not be enrolled in a horse project. Enter day of contest. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Continue reading…

Pre-District Horse Show June 6

Although 4-H Horse districts are only for the junior and senior age groups, elementary riders are encouraged to ride in this show to help them prepare for the years to come. The Lancaster County 4-H Horse VIPS Committee is sponsoring a 4-H Pre-District Show/Fundraiser Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center — Pavilion 3. Pre-registration is not required. Riders must be in 4-H attire. Continue reading…

Big Red Summer Academic Camps

Pictured is the veterinary science camp from the 2014 Big Red Summer Academic Camps.These career exploration camps for high school youth (need not be in 4-H) will be held on University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus the week of June 7–12. Camps focus on topics such as engineering, digital arts, weather & climate science, culinary arts & food science, and veterinary science.

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Originally published Friday April 17, 2015 - Submit an Item