Check this page for all the pictures attached to 4-H News Columns as well as additional photos from some of our workshops, programs, and other Extension or 4-H events!
April 20, 2017
Burt County 4-H Speech/PSA Contest
One minute was as long as these 4-H members had to speak during the 4-H Public Service Announcement Contest held Monday, April 17th in Tekamah.
The sixty second 4-H commercials were given by: Front Row: Miranda, Paul, John and Hope; Back Row: Madison, Gavin, Cody, Elise and Faith.
These 4-H members expanded their skills in public speaking by giving a speech during the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, Monday, April 17th.
Giving speeches were:
Front row: Lily Ann, Veona, Hope, Carsyn and Tye.
2nd Row: Molly, Ashlynne, Andrew, Eli, John, Linden and Tate.
Back Row: Caleb, Paul, Ellie, Faith and Rayna.
April 13, 2017
High School Embryology
Mary Loftis, NE Extension Associate explains the chicken embryo development specimen jars to Oakland-Craig High School Animal Science students Jeff, Tom, Jamie and Clayton.
They are beginning a unit on embryo development through the embryology project. (Photo taken by Kylie Penke)
Oakland-Craig Freshman, Joey listens intently as Mary Loftis, NE Extension Associate explains how to tell if an egg is fertile by looking at the egg yolk.
A small white dot is present on every egg yolk and is called a blastodisc. In a fertilized egg the dot is larger and has a bullseye appearance. At that stage it is called a blastoderm.
Either way, the egg is perfectly edible.
March 19, 2017
East Oaks 4-H Club Pancake Feed
Senior East Oaks 4-H Club members, Jenna and Hannah man the pancake grill during their annual pancake feed Sunday in Oakland.
Frank Johnson of Oakland gets lots of service from these three East Oaks 4-H Club members at their annual pancake feed Sunday in Oakland.
The 4-H club members are: Bailey, Louden, and Lyndsey
March 12, 2017
The Clover Stars 4-H Club braved the wind and chilly weather Sunday afternoon to put together their “4-H is “Hulking” Incredible!” snowless sculpture outside the Burt County Courthouse. Club members able to help were: Maddy, Alex, Connor, Makenzie and Coraline.
March 5, 2017
Quality Assurance Training
Parke carefully gives the banana an intramuscular injection of green food coloring at the Livestock Quality Assurance Training held Sunday as part of the Argo 4-H Club meeting.
Tate gingerly gives an injection to his banana “patient” while Wyatt shares encouragement during 4-H Livestock Quality Assurance training on Sunday afternoon.
Linden uses the two handed approach to give a shot to the banana during the Quality Assurance Training held Sunday in Tekamah.
Livestock Quality Assurance training is in full swing again as 4-H and FFA members gear up to prepare their project animals. Here Spencer fills a syringe with green food coloring so he and Casey can give injections to their banana "patient" at the QA training held Sunday in Tekamah.
February 24, 2017
Burt County 4-H Week Activities!
Gavin helped decorate 100 cupcakes with 4-H clovers to take to many of the students at Oakland-Craig elementary during Burt County 4-H Week.
Gavin is the son of Kenny and Tiffany Johnson of Oakland.
February 19, 2017
4-H Achievement Celebration
These Burt County 4-H members completed the 4-H Career Portfolio to compete for special awards.
Attending the 4-H Achievement/Kickoff Event were:
Back Row: Cody, Ashley, Layne, Amelia and Gavin
Front: Madison, Andrew, Ashlynne and Caleb
These Burt County 4-H members took the time to record all their 4-H activities for the year by completing the My Year in 4-H form.
Receiving special ribbons were:
Back: Amelia, Cody, Ashley, Layne, Caleb and Gavin
Middle: Alex, Andrew, Connor, Madeline, Ashlynne and Madison
Front: Greta, Will, Maddie and Coraline
Alex, Coraline and Maddie enjoyed the challenge of playing “A Bit Dicey” at the 4-H Achievement Event Sunday afternoon in Oakland.
Leah (with a future 4-H member on the way next month) still gets into the fun Minute to Win It games with her son Carson at the 4-H Achievement Event last Sunday in Oakland.
Ellie looks on as she helped coordinate the “Junk in the Trunk” game.
Ashlynne and Will play the Minute to Win It game “Scoop It Up” with spoons and ping pong balls at the 4-H Achievement/Kickoff Event Sunday in Oakland.
Genevieve and Logan wait their turn to play.
February 15, 2017
Quality Assurance Training for Burt's Best 4-H Club
Jessica and Brennan concentrate on the serious job of correctly giving an injection to their banana during the Quality Assurance training.
During a the Burt’s Best 4-H meeting members received training from Nebraska Extension Associate, Mary Loftis on Quality Assurance. The training included how to safely and properly give injections. Garrett carefully fills the syringe before giving a shot to the banana while Mason watches and waits his turn.
February 14, 2017
The Clover Stars 4-H Club made homemade valentines and delivered them to many residents at the Tekamah Living Center last week.
Receiving her valentine from the group is Donna with 4-H members Alex, Maddie, Coraline, Mackenzie and Connor.
February 9, 2017
These Burt County 4-H members headed to the KTIC Radio Station in West Point to tape their 4-H promotion Public Service Announcements for use during Burt County 4-H Week.
Placing first or second in their PSA contest divisions earned this opportunity for Paul, Michael, Cody, John & Faith and seated in front is Madison.
February 8, 2017
Connecting the Dots Program
Tekamah-Herman Elementary Principal Ben Kreifels discusses opportunities in Education and Training with Cody during the Career Exploration Simulation portion of the Connecting the Dots program last week in Tekamah.
It’s serious business for Mylee and Payton to determine where to classify their motivated skills during the Connecting the Dots Career Exploration program last week.
Christian concentrates on sorting his priority skills during the motivational skills activity during the Connecting the Dots program last week in Tekamah.
Jill Johnson of Oakland visits with Ryan and Seth about career options in Human Services.
February 3, 2017
Snow Sculpture Entry
Madison and Gavin of Craig (along with a little help from Patrick, a friend from Kansas) entered the first 4-H Snow Sculpture of the year.
Olivia also helped with the sculpture, but was unavailable for the finished product photo.