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2016 Fillmore County Fair Book

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Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Registration fee is $3.00, due April 28th
Registration Form

2016 Speech Contest

On April 18th, eleven 4-H members participated in the 2016 Fillmore County 4-H Public Speaking Contest, held at the Fillmore County Extension Office.  Youth, from the ages of 5 to 18 are allowed to participate and gain skills of leadership, and speaking in front of people. All participants prepared an original speech that included some aspect of 4-H in the content.  The intermediate and senior division champions are allowed to represent Fillmore County at the state competition on May 19th at UNL.

Winners in each division were:
Clover Kid Speech Division:
Rainbow Ribbon: Elijah Conway, Jocelyn Berggren and McKenzie VanDeWalle
Novice Speech Division:
Purple Ribbon & Champion Award: Bailey Hafer
Purple Ribbon & Reserve Champion: Wyatt Rayburn
Blue Ribbon: Malorie Conway, Waylon Rayburn and Malinda Kamler
Junior Speech Division:
Blue Ribbon: Zachary Coash
Intermediate Speech Division:
Purple Ribbon & Champion Award: Madeline Kamler
Senior Speech Division:
Purple & Champion Award:  Alexis Schmidt


The Lucky Lopers 4-H Club is holding a fund-raising show at the Lancaster County Event Center on Saturday, April 30th.  The Salt Creek Wranglers are holding an open show also at the Event Center the next day,  May 1.  (The show site has been moved from the Wranglers Arena to the Event Center)

A great opportunity to be able to show twice and only have to haul once!

Stalls will be available at the Event Center the nights of Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th.   Details on stall reservations are still being worked out and will get that info out as soon as I can.  Below are the links to both showbills...........



  • Resources for showing your livestock.

Horticulture / Community   

  • Check out latest horticultural or community happenings. 

Horse / Progress Shows

  • This page will have up to date information about progress shows and livestock camps in Nebraska.  You can find links to printable fliers and entry forms!   Just one click away!


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Maxwell Arboretum spring celebration is May 12
May 5 – The public is invited to the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum's spring celebration on May 12. Read more
Ag econ commodity trading room open house is May 5
May 5 – The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln invites the public to visit their newly expanded commodity trading room. An open house will be held on May 5 from 2-4 p.m. in 105 Filley Hall. Read more