4-H - Lancaster County May Announcements

4-H Clover College, June 12-15

This year, many workshops emphasize science, such as "Control the Flow" about electricity.Clover College is four days of “hands-on” workshops full of fun and learning open to youth ages 6 & up. Registration opens May 2 for currently enrolled 4-H members. Registration opens May 9 for non-4-H members. Early registrations will NOT be accepted! No telephone or online registration.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/s6v

Furniture Painting Workshop, May 12

Painting furniture at last year's workshopLancaster County 4-H is presenting a “Junque to Jewels” furniture painting workshop on Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Cost is $5. Bring a piece of unpainted furniture and a sack lunch. Register by May 7 by calling 402-441-7180.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/s3z

Pre-Fair Leader Training, May 17

Tracy Anderson will present the Pre-Fair Leader TrainingA Leader Training will be held Thursday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. (you choose which time to attend) at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Meeting will focus on static exhibits, opportunities for 4-H members, and more. MUST preregister by May 15 by calling 402-441-7180. Continue reading…

Clothing Level 1 Workshop, May 19

A “Tips and Tricks for Clothing Level 1” workshop will be held at Hancock Fabrics, 6800 P St., Lincoln, on Saturday, May 19, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Workshop is open to anyone but will focus on 4-H clothing level 1 skills. No cost and no preregistration. Continue reading…

New 4-H Clover Kids Curriculum

"A Space for Me" curriculum for Clover KidsA new 4-H Clover Kids (ages 5–7) home environment curriculum is now available. “A Space for Me! Helper’s Guide” is used in conjunction with the “A Space for Me!” member’s manual. Copies are available at the extension office.

Life Challenge Contests

Life Challenge judging contests help youth learn about family and consumer science.4-H Life Challenge judging contests help youth learn more about issues related to family and consumer science (FCS).
• County-level Senior Life Challenge (ages 12 & up) — June 2
• Statewide FCS Life Challenge (ages 12 & up) — June 25-26
• County-level Junior Life Challenge (ages 8–11) — July 7 Continue reading…

Sheep Weigh-In, May 3

Sheep being weighed4-H/FFA members planning to exhibit market sheep need to have their lambs officially tagged and weighed on Thursday, May 3, 6–8 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center - Pavilion 2. For more information, call Cole at 402-441-7180.

Quality Assurance Certification Now Online

4-H/FFA'ers exhibiting market beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle and goats must complete Quality Assurance certification. There is a new format for certification — it is now offered online rather than in person. More detailed information will be sent out on how to log on and complete the activities.

Horse District/State Entries, IDs, Levels Due May 11

All Lancaster County 4-H’ers participating in district and/or state horse shows must submit entries, horse identifications, and completed horsemanship levels to the UNL Extension in Lancaster County, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Ste. A, Lincoln, NE 68528 by Friday, May 11. No late entries will be accepted! Continue reading…

Horse VIPS Pre-District Show/Clinic/Fundraiser, June 2

This is the 4th annual Horse VIPS Pre-District Show/Clinic/FundraiserTo help everyone prepare for districts and state, the Lancaster County 4-H Horse VIPS Committee is hosting a special pre-districts show/clinic/fundraiser on Saturday, June 2 starting at 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center, Pavilion 3. All age groups can participate. Pre-registration not required. Continue reading…

Horse Districts in Lincoln, June 14

The last 4-H Horse Districts held in Lincoln was in 2010.Lancaster County 4-H will host a district horse show on Thursday, June 14, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center in the Plains Equipment Group Pavilion - Amy Countryman Arena. Stall, shaving, and camper hookup reservations are highly recommended and due by June 4.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/nok

Animal ID’s, DNA, Due June 15

Dairy ID formAll 4-H/FFA sheep, goats, swine, breeding beef, bucket calves, feeder calves, dairy cattle, llamas/alpacas, and rabbits which will be exhibited at county fair, state fair, and/or Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show must have Identification/Ownership Affidavits submitted to extension by June 15. Continue reading…

National TSC Paper Clover Campaign, May 2–13

TSC Paper Clover Campaign runs May 2-13.The spring 2012 Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover Campaign will take place May 2–13. Shoppers at TSC stores will have the opportunity to support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H.

Originally published April 19, 2012 - Submit an Item