4-H Online Enrollment
As we embark on a new 4-H programming year, we are excited to introduce you to a new on-line enrollment system. All 4-H families will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline at ne.4honline.com . You will need to create a new family account and profiles for each 4-H member at ne.4honline.com to participate in the 2015 program year.
4HOnline is a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll in 4-H on your personal computer, mobile device or at local enrollment events hosted in your county. You'll be able to complete all of the information necessary to join.
CHEYENNE & KIMBALL-BANNER 4-H SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Are you trying to plan a fun-filled but educational summer for your kids? How about joining us in Sidney or Kimball for some fun, learning workshops. From babysitting to sewing, to entomology, to art projects, workshops are being offered in June and July. Class sizes are limited so get your registration form in early.
EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS CAMP
Looking for an overnight camp that is close? Explore the Great Outdoors camp will be held Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28 at UNL's Cedar Point Biological Station on the shore of Lake Ogallala. Spend two days and nights canoeing, fishing and hiking. Capture insects for your collections, make plaster casts of animal tracks and make a plant press. You will bring home a new fishing pole for your next out door adventure.
4-H PRESENTATION CONTEST
The 4-H Presentation Contest helps you develop skills for communicating. Through the contest, youth have an opportunity to teach others about the skills they have learned in 4-H by developing and delivering a "show and tell" presentation.
All Nebraska 4-H youth can participate in the 4-H Presentation Contest at the county level. Participation may be as an individual or as a team of two.
State Presentation Contest
4-H Participants who are age appropriate and receive a purple ribbon at their County Presentation Contest may enter State completion, which is held both weekends of the Nebraska State Fair.
Presentation Contest State Rules (These rules also apply to County Contest)
Guidelines in Creating Your Table Setting
Do you know that you can be a designer each time you set the table? A designer chooses and arranges things according to a plan for beauty and order. A neat, interesting, clean and attractive table setting makes any meal more enjoyable.
Actually, there is more than one way to set a table. The usual way to set a table is to put all the dishes, flatware, and food on the table before anyone sits down. When there is company or for a special meal, part of the food and dishes may be left in the kitchen and served later. Diners at a buffet or a picnic may fill their plates and glasses before they are seated. The way to set your table depends upon the way the meal is to be served. Be creative and have fun! Color texture, design and creativity are important.
The 2015 Tablesetting Contest will be held on Thursday, July 16 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. Tables need to be set up by 11 a.m.
2015 CHEYENNE COUNTY FAIRBOOK
Are you interested in taking an exhibit to this year's Cheyenne County Fair either in 4-H or Open Class? See this year's fairbook for ideas on what you can bring. The Fair Schedule is also included to help you plan the events you want to attend.
2015 NEBRASKA 4-H SUMMER CAMPS AND TRIPS FOR YOUTH AGES 5-18!
The 2015 summer season is approaching fast -- make sure to include a trip to Nebraska 4-H Summer Camp in your schedule! 4-H Camps are open to ALL YOUTH ages 5-18; you do not have to be a 4-H Club Member. We are thrilled to invite all youth to enjoy summer camp at our two sites -- Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center near Gretna and Nebraska State 4-H Camp near Halsey, and at our Destination Camps across Nebraska! Day Camps and Family Camps are also available. Learn more by viewing the 2015 Camp Brochure.
PROJECT RESOURCE CENTRAL
This project reference guide lists project resources available for Nebraska 4-H members, families, and volunteers. It includes materials developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development, National 4-H, and other universities, as well as online resources.
Most items listed are available as printed manuals, but some are avaliable in electronic form (CD, DVD, or online). All online resource links can be found on the corresponding Project Resource webpage.
National 4-H items are noted by NATL4H; these manuals must be ordered through the National 4-H mall. Unless otherwise noted, materials can be obtained through your UNL Extension Office, UNL Extension Marketplace, or this website. 4-H provides many educational projects and activities for youth; however, not all correspond with a fair exhibit.
4-H DIAMOND CLOVER PROGRAM
The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring and contributing citizens. The program's overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience.
The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H
QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING
4-H youth ages 8-18, who are enrolled in a livestock project (beef, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine), are required to complete three modules in the Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course by June 15. Intermediate and Senior age youth may alternatively elect to take a test-out test. Practice test-out tests are available through the online course, however, the actual test is administered by their local extension office.
The online course has been divided into three age levels (specific age requirements are defined by your state): Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Those not completing Quality Assurance will NOT be allowed to show at the Fair.
To complete your training visit http://campus.extension.org/. Upon completion of each module, youth will be able to print a certificate of completion. Youth will need to deliver the certificates of completion to the Extension Office. There is a $5 fee to take course. If you would like to set up a time to complete this at the Extension Office, please call 254-4455.
Please watch the Quality Assurance Youtube Video for instructions.