4-H Happenings

4-H Camp

Date:  June 5-7, 2017

Location:  Camp Comeca (4 south, 3 west, 3/4 south of Cozad)

Cost:  $120.00 in advance (includes lodging, meals, snacks, craft & insurance)

Registration Form

4-H Meats

The 4-H Meats program is open to all 4-H members regardless of project carried.  Under the capable leadership of Curt Rickertsen, and before that Dave Stenberg, the tradition of outstanding meats teams continues.  Dawson County has a legacy of Championship teams through the years.

Learn where all those good cuts of meat come from, how they are cooked and their nutritional value.  You too can become a wise consumer.

The 2017 Meats Program began Fenruary 14th and culminates with the State Contest held at PASE (Premier Animal Science Event) in Lincoln.  Following is the balance of the workouts for this year:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017        7:00 pm          Plum Creek Market Place     Retail ID & Quiz

Tuesday, May 23, 2017         7:00 pm         Plum Creek Market Place    County Contest

Tuesday, May 30, 2017        7:00 pm         Plum Creek Market Place      Retail ID, Quiz & Judging

Tuesday, June 6, 2017         7:00 pm          Plum Creek Market Place      Retail ID, Quiz & Judging

Tuesday, June 13, 2017       7:00 pm          Plum Creek Market Place      Retail ID, Quiz & Judging

Tuesday, June 20, 2017      7:00 pm          Plum Creek Market Place      Retail ID, Quiz & Judging

Tuesday, June 26, 2017                                PASE @ UNL, Lincoln

2017 County Events

May 26 - STATE PASE/LIFE CHALLENGE EVENT REGISTRATION DUE IN EXTENSION OFFICE

May 30 - PRE-FAIR LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST - Stevens Arena, Fairgrounds, Lexington

   Junior & Senior Club Teams and Individuals         8:30 a.m.    (registration 8:00-8:30 a.m.)

2017 - 4-H SUMMER EXPLORATION DAYS - Open to all youth in Dawson County

June 1 - 4-H JUDGING CONTESTS - Dawson County Extension Building, Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington

Life Challenge - Junior, Intermediate & Senior Divisions                                                                                        

9:00 a.m.               (registration 8:45-9:00 a.m.)

Horticulture Identification & Judging Contest - Junior, Intermediate & Senior Divisions                                                                                        

10:00 a.m.             (registration 9:45 a.m.)

Photography Judging Contest - Intermediate & Senior Divisions              

11:00 a.m.              (registration 10:45 a.m.)

Weed & Grass Identification Contest - Junior/Intermediate & Senior Divisions                             

11:30 a.m.         (registration 11:15 a.m.)

June 1 - “DAWSON COUNTY 4-H” T-SHIRTS ORDERS DUE

June 5-7 - DAWSON COUNTY 4-H CAMP

       Registration Deadline: May 25

June 13-15 - 4-H DISTRICT HORSE SHOWS – Lexington (June 12), Taylor (June 13), Wayne (June 14), Hemmingford (June 19), or Lincoln (June 20)

June 15 - CLOTHING PROJECTS ENTRIES DUE IN EXTENSION OFFICE

NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Mailed entries must be received in the Extension Office on June 15th!  

June 16 - HIPPOLOGY & HORSE JUDGING CONTEST, Fairgrounds, Lexington

            Junior & Senior Individual Divisions

            2:00 p.m.          Hippology Registration – Extension Office

            4:30 p.m.          Judging Registration – Stevens Arena

June 19 - PRESENTATION EQUIPMENT PRACTICE (slide, video, & audio/visual projector)

            Dawson County Extension Building, Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington

            Schedule an afternoon time with Extension Office 324-5501.

June 20 - PRESENTATION CONTEST

Gothenburg Public School Community Building - 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

            Registration Deadline – June 1

July 5 - SECRETARY BOOKS, NEWS REPORTS & CLUB SCRAP BOOKS DUE!

Secretary Books, News Reports and Club Scrap Books are due at the County Extension Office, Lexington or bring to 4-H Clothing Contest in Cozad.

July 5 - FASHION SHOW JUDGING & CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION INTERVIEW JUDGING - Cozad High School - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

July 6 - PUBLIC 4-H FASHION SHOW - Cozad High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.

July 8-15 - DAWSON COUNTY FAIR

July 26 - 4-H CAREER PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP

Dawson County Extension Building, Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington - 7:00 p.m.

August 25 - September 4 - NEBRASKA STATE FAIR, 4-H SCHEDULE

September 23-24 – Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Horse Show – Grand Island

September 28 – October 1 – Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show – Grand Island

October 9 - 4-H AWARDS APPLICATIONS DUE BEFORE 5:00 P.M. in Extension Office.