4-H - Lancaster County June E-Newsletter

Enrollment Forms MUST be Returned by June 15

Enrollment FormIt is absolutely necessary all 4-H enrollment forms are updated and returned to extension by June 15. This year, we are using a new database computer program and need to be sure each 4-H member is enrolled in our new system!

Bicycle Safety Contest, June 23

The Bicycle Safety Contest is a Lancaster County Super Fair 4-H contest.The 4-H Bicycle Safety Contest will be held Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Contest is open to all 4-H’ers ages 8 and up. Participants must provide their own bicycle and must wear a helmet. MUST preregister by June 18 by calling 402-441-7180 (no entry form). Continue reading…

Life Challenge Contests

Life Challenge judging contests4-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…

Premier Animal Science Events (PASE), June 25–26

Premier Animal Science Events contests include livestock judging.The statewide Premier Animal Science Events (PASE) will be held June 25–26 on UNL East Campus. Open to 4-H’ers ages 12 and up, PASE consists of a variety of contests including livestock judging, skillathon, and quiz bowl. To participate, contact Cole at 402-441-7180 by June 4.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/7nt

Animal ID’s 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…

Junior, Senior Pygmy Goat Showmanship

There was a class not listed in the Fair Book. For 4-H pygmy goat showmanship at the Lancaster County Super Fair there are now two classes, Junior and Senior. In the past there was only one class of pygmy goat showmanship.

Donated Sewing Machine To Go To a 4-H’er

Sewing machineKath Conroy, a 4-H clothing superintendent, and her husband, Mike, are graciously donating a brand new sewing machine to one Lancaster County 4-H youth. All interested 4-H youth should submit a paper describing the clothing projects they have done in the past and plan to to do in the future. Continue reading…

ATV Safety Training Free Online

ATV trainingUNL Extension is working in collaboration with the ATV Safety Institute to offer three age-specific e-learning courses to address basic ATV safety principles. Adults, teens, and children will learn how to apply the “golden rules” of ATV riding in an interactive setting.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/5we

Tractor Safety Courses for Youth 14–15

Tractor Safety Course.University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Tractor Safety/Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at seven locations in Nebraska during May and June, including:
• June 14–15, Beatrice, Fairgrounds
• June 18–19, Grand Island, College Park
Pre-registration is encouraged at least one week prior.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/u2c

Horse IDs Due June 1

Horse ID Form4-H horse identification forms for the Lancaster Country Super Fair are due in the extension office by June 1. Late ID forms WILL NOT be accepted. Take the time to fill forms out completely and thoroughly. Draw your horse’s markings on the picture as accurately as you can, including color.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/q24

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 Tack Swap, June 2

A 4-H Tack Swap will be held Saturday June 2, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center, Pavilion 3 in conjunction with the Lancaster County Horse VIPS Committee pre-district show/clinic/fundraiser. Items will be accepted the day of. 10% of all sales will be donated to Horse VIPS.

Special Garden Project: Firecracker Sunflower

Firecracker Sunflower4-H families are invited to participate in a special garden project, growing Firecracker Sunflowers. Twenty-five seed packets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $1.25 for one seed packet per family. Please stop by the UNL Extension in Lancaster County office. Continue reading…

Discover, Learn, and Grow at 4-H Summer Camps

Camps are open to all youth ages 5-19.With three unique Nebraska locations at Halsey, Gretna, and Alma, there are over 45 camps ranging from half day to seven days/six nights. Some camp sessions offer a range of activities while others focus on a specific theme. Most camps include one to four overnight stays in comfortable cabins.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/7ik

Two AGciting Camps, June 13-15

New this year, the South Central 4-H center will be hosting two summer camps focused on Nebraska’s largest industry — agriculture! "AGciting Adventures Camp" and "Animal Science 101: A Walk on the Wild Side Camp." Camps are open to all youth grades 3–5. Please register by June 1. Continue reading…

Originally published May 21, 2012 - Submit an Item