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4-H - Lancaster County March E-Newsletter

4-H/FFA Fair Books Will Be Mailed March 9

The Lancaster County 4-H & FFA Fair Book contains entry information for 4-H & FFA members exhibiting at the Super Fair.The Lancaster County 4-H & FFA Fair Book contains entry information for 4-H & FFA members exhibiting at the Super Fair. Fair Books will be mailed March 9 to all 4-H & FFA families who have enrolled through “4-H Online.” The Fair Book will also available at the Extension office and online.

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Public Service Announcement Contest, Due March 16

State 4-H asks for PSA’s to be general enough to be used anywhere in Nebraska at anytime of the year.In the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, 4-H’ers submit a 60 second “radio commercial” promoting 4-H. Submit a PSA via CD to extension by Monday, March 16. The 2014 PSA theme is “4-H Grows...” Please use .wav or .mp3 audio formats when recording your PSA.

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Speech Contest, March 22

The Speech and Public Service Announcement (PSA) contests provide 4-H’ers the opportunity to learn to express themselves clearly, organize their ideas and have confidence. The 4-H Speech Contest will be held Sunday, April 13 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Registration 1–1:30 p.m., contest begins 1:30 p.m. Register by March 16 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing with your name, speech title, age division.

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Jammie Workshop, March 28

Pictured is a 4-H'er practicing beginning sewing skills at the 2014 "Jammie Jamboree" sewing workshop.4-H youth ages 8 and up are invited to practice their basic sewing skills and make jammie bottoms at the “Jammie Jamboree” sewing workshop on Saturday, March 28, 9am at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. No cost to attend. Sign up by March 26 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Furniture Painting Workshop, April 18

Pictured are 4-H'ers learning how to prepare wood furniture at the 2014 Furniture Painting workshop.4-H youth ages 8 and up are invited to participate in a furniture painting workshop on Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Bring a small piece of unpainted furniture, such as a shelf, stool or chair. Register by April 15 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

For now, volunteers and leaders must still enroll using the form at by June 15. Mail or bring to the Extension office.

4-H Spotlight Newsletter for Volunteers

Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” is packed with information and resources to educate, inform and motivate 4-H members and families.Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” for 4-H volunteers is mailed to club organizational leaders. It is also posted online. February topics include:
• Volunteer Screening
• The Value of Club Meetings
• NE 4-H Strategic Plans Fits Projects
• 4-H Interview Contest

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Spring Rabbit Show, March 21

In showmanship classes, youth are judged on presentation and knowledge of animal. In rabbit classes, the rabbits are judged.All youth ages 8-18 are invited to the Spring Rabbit Show, March 21, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Exhibit Hall. Classes include fancy, commercial, pet and pee wee. Great opportunity to learn and practice showmanship! For more info, call Marty at 402-441-7180.

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New Livestock Quality Assurance Requirements

New this year, Quality Assurance training is NOT required for the Lancaster County Super Fair. ONLY 4-H/FFA members showing market beef, market sheep, market swine, meat and dairy goats, dairy cattle, poultry and rabbits at State Fair or the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show must complete the QA training. Continue reading…

Deadline to Join Pig Club is March 15

Pictured are 2014 Pick-A-Pig 4-H members with their young pigs shortly after they arrived at the local host farm.The Pick-A-Pig 4-H club is accepting new members for anyone who wants to learn about pork production and show a pig at the Lancaster County Super Fair. The club is open to all city and rural youth. For additional information, contact Harry Muhlbach at 402-430-7304. Deadline to join is March 15.

Shooting Sports Club Accepting Members

A 4-H'er practices with a precision-grade air rifle.Lincoln Shooting Stars 4-H club meetings are held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln. The club offers BB-gun, air rifle and pistol, small bore rifle and pistol, shotgun, muzzleloader, hunting and archery. Continue reading…

Global Youth Service Day $250 Grants

ServeNebraska is inviting groups to develop a community service project that will contribute the 2015 Great American Clean up during Global Youth Service Day and ServeNebraska Week April 11-19. Applications for $250 grants is March 9. For more information, email

Clover College Instructors Needed

More than 70 instructors and assistants helped with the 2014 Clover College.4-H Clover College is four days of fun-filled, hands-on workshops for youth ages 6 and up, June 16–19 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. If you have workshop ideas, or would like to teach a workshop or volunteer to help, please contact Tracy at 402-441-7180 or

Your Story Matters at Nebraska

Visiting campus is the best way to experience University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Visiting campus is the best way to experience University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Husker Weekdays are free daily visits open to any student & guest. Red Letter Days are open houses for high school seniors (all year) and juniors (spring only). To visit East Campus, contact Karen Francis at 402-472-2942.

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Originally published Tuesday February 24, 2015 - Submit an Item