Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - Nov./Dec. 2018

4-H Teen Council members plan, set up and facilitate the annual overnight  4-H Lock-In for 4th and 5th graders. The teens form four committees: games, education, crafts and food.
4-H Teen Council members plan, set up and facilitate the annual overnight 4-H Lock-In for 4th and 5th graders. The teens form four committees: games, education, crafts and food.

FEATURE ARTICLE — “Youth Voice” benefits youth, communities: 4-H provides multiple opportunities for Youth Voice

By Tracy Anderson, Extension Educator

What is Youth Voice? Youth Voice occurs when youth are given opportunities to influence by sharing opinions, knowledge and ideas. It occurs when youth have the confidence and skills to contribute to something important to them. Continue reading…


HORTICULTURE — Ice suncatcher

This winter-themed ice suncatcher (left) has raspberries and spruce branches. This fall-themed ice suncatcher (right) has orange slices, vinca stems and yellow food coloring. (Photo by Mary Jane Frogge, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)Making an ice suncatcher with natural materials is a fun winter activity for all ages. Using water, natural materials, freezing temperatures and a little time, you can create an outdoor decoration to place in the yard during the cold winter months. Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — 2018 horse awards

Horsemanship Advancement Level 4-H Horse Awards Night, held Oct. 4, recognized top achievements at the Lancaster County Super Fair and other accomplishments throughout the past year. 4-H volunteer Emily Nolan was Master of Ceremonies. Tails N’ Trails 4-H club distributed programs and led the pledges.

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4-H & YOUTH — Aksarben 4-H horse results

DSC_0025.jpgThe Aksarben 4-H Horse Show was held Sept. 22–23 at Fonner Park in Grand Island. Below are the Lancaster County 4-H horse purple ribbon winners. The 91st annual Aksarben 4-H Stock Show was held Sept. 27–30 at Fonner Park in Grand Island. Stock Show results were not available as of press time. Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — Paper basket workshop, Nov. 3

Paper Basket.jpgAll youth ages 8 and up are invited to a workshop to engineer and construct a woven paper basket using recycled newspapers on Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.–noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. No cost to attend. Register by Friday, Oct. 26... Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — Quilting for a Cause workshops

Some results from a Quilting for a Cause workshop held in September.Two more Quilting for a Cause workshops, hosted by 4-H member Ellie Babcock, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 (2–5 p.m.) and Thursday, Nov. 15 (6–8:30 p.m.) at the Lancaster Extension Education Center at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. All youth ages 8–18 may attend one or both sessions. Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — 2019 Super Fair

Super Fair logo for enewsletter.jpgSave the dates for the 2019 Lancaster County Super Fair, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 1–Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Lancaster Event Center.


EXTENSION NEWS — New nutrition staff

(Photo by Karen Wedding, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)Tala Farouki began working as an Extension Assistant for the Nutrition Education Program in September 2018. Tala will have a dual role, both teaching direct education about nutrition, physical activity, meal planning and overall healthy living... Continue reading…


EXTENSION NEWS — 2018 UNL Service Awards

Recently, UNL staff reaching an anniversary year of employment were honored for their years of service to the university. The following Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County staff were recognized:
• Soni Cochran, Extension Associate — 25 years
• Alyssa Havlovic, Extension Educator — 5 years


Ag Society Annual Meeting, Dec. 11

Event Center & Super Fair logos.jpgThe Lancaster County Agricultural Society (which acts as the Fair Board) will hold its Annual Meeting and Board election on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock, in the Lancaster Room (use Business Center entrance, north side of Pavilion 1). Continue reading…


Lancaster County 4-H has its own e-newsletter

Upcoming 4-H events and deadlines are published in the "4-H - Lancaster County" weekly e-newsletter. All enrolled 4-H families who provide their email address in 4-HOnline automatically receive this e-newsletter. Anyone can view it online at the following link.

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Originally published October 17, 2018 - Submit an Item