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4-H & FFA Beef Weigh-in

Market Beef Weigh-ins will be held on Saturday, January 30 from 1 pm to 3 pm @ the UNL Feedlot OR Saturday, February 27 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the UNL Feedlot. Market Beef exhibitors will need to attend one of these weigh-ins.
The UNL Feedlot is located north of Scottsbluff off of Experiment Farm Road. Call 632-1480 if you need directions! Tags are $1 each and we will have all the paperwork needed. If you are interested in showing Market Beef at Ak-Sar-Ben or State Fair, you MUST submit a DNA kit for these animals. DNA Kits will be available at the weigh-in for $6 each and are due to the UNL Extension Office by April 1.

4-H Radio Days Fundraiser


It's time to sell KNEB 4-H Radio Days Ads! KNEB generously donates air time to the Scotts Bluff County 4-H program so we can tell the community about 4-H. Each pre-scripted 30-second 4-H promotional ad, recorded by Junior Leaders, will name the sponsoring business. KNEB runs the ads on their AM and FM stations during the month of March. 4-H members sell the ads to businesses and individuals. Ads are $10 each. Sponsor information and payment are due to the Extension Office by February 22 so that the ads can be recorded and on the air by March 1. We are limited in the number of ads we can sell, so please contact Jana at 632-1480 if you are selling more than 10 ads. Of each ad sold, $5 goes to the seller's club and $5 goes to the Scotts Bluff County 4-H Council to offset countywide expenses. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in this promotion opportunity.

Senior Scholarship

Nebraska 4-H Foundation

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation supports 4-H in many ways, there are several statewide Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarships including:

  • Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply Scholarships - $1,000 each awarded to two individuals residing in Scottsbluff and Morrill Counties
  • 4-H Legacy Scholarships - $1,000 each awarded to three individuals

All applications must be received by March 4, 2016.  Contact the Extension Office if you have any questions.

Nebraska Assoc of County Extension Boards

The Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) Scholarship Program for the 2016-2017 academic year will include:

  • One $1000 scholarship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) or in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) for an incoming student (freshman or transfer student).
  • One $500 scholarship for a current student (sophomore or higher) enrolled in CASNR or CEH.

The Application must be received by March 15, 2016.

Gerald and Velma Applebee Scholarship

The Gerald and Velma Applebee Scholarship Fund, Inc. is offering a $300 scholarship to an outstanding student who has been in 4-H within the last four years. Payments will be made directly to the school of the recipients choice. Application deadline is April 15. Contact the Extension Office for an application.


ENROLLMENT4-H Join today

The UNL Project Resource Central web page helps youth, parents, and leaders select projects. It identifies project areas, career choices and exhibits and includes related, additional curricula resources.  The 2016 Project Resource Central Publication (pdf) lists project resources (printed manuals, CD, DVD, or online) available for Nebraska 4-H members, families, and volunteers.

Hello 4-H Families! As we embark on a new 4-H programming year, we are excited to continue using the 4-H Online enrollment system. All 4-H families will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline at ne.4honline.com .

If you are a returning member, go to ne.4honline.com. Choose "I have a profile" and log in with your email address and password.  If you have forgotten your password, choose "I forgot my password" and the system will send you an email to reset your password.  Once logged in as a family, you can update and add members and member information along with projects and clubs.  Remember from last year that the system can record LOTS of information, but not all is required.  Required fields are marked with red asterisk. If you are new to 4-H, you will need to create a new family account and profiles for each 4-H member at ne.4honline.com to participate in the 2016 program year. 

4HOnline is a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll in 4-H on your personal computer or mobile device. If you do not have internet access at home, feel free to stop by the Nebraska Extension office and use our computers. You'll be able to complete all of the information necessary to join 4-H online, including 4-H code of conduct forms and health forms. There will be no paper forms to submit for enrollment. Coming soon, you'll also be able to register for events, pay enrollment fees on-line and more!

4-H Online enrollment new family instructions pdf
4-H Online member re-enrollment instructions pdf

Members may enroll at any time during the year, but to be eligible for County Fair and State Contests these enrollment deadlines need to be met:

Re-Enrollment - If you were enrolled in 4-H in 2015, enroll online and pay the $5 fee to the Extension Office by February 1. You may have until May 1 to add or drop 4-H projects for County Fair.

New Enrollment - Youth who are joining 4-H for the first time are encouraged to enroll online and pay the $5 as soon as possible and no later than May 1 to be eligible for County Fair.

For more information contact the Nebraska Extension office at 632-1480 or jschwartz2@unl.edu. Also, if you have questions as you enroll, please let us help you!

Shooting Sports Parental Release Form (pdf 1 pg)

Adult Volunteers - NEW!  Volunteers will enroll electronically. Returning leaders:  If you have children in 4-H, log into your family account at ne.4honline.com and update your information.  Volunteers with out children in 4-H should go to ne.4honline.com, enter the email you have used in the past with 4-H and choose, "I forgot my password".  A new password will be emailed to you.  If you have any questions or concerns, let the Extension office help you!  
Re-enrollment forms for adult volunteer leaders are to be entered by February 1.  Volunteers must re-enroll each year to retain status in years of service and for UNL insurance.  Contact the UNL Extension office for more info.


Year End Reports will be sent out to Organizational Club Leaders.  These financial, volunteer and club equipment reports need to be filled out and returned to our office by February 1.


 4-H Club Year End Reporting

Nebraska 4-H policy requires all 4-H clubs to submit an End of the Year Financial Report to account for the dollars received and expended in the name of 4-H.
Most 4-H clubs raise money to support club activities through the collection of dues or by holding specific fundraisers. Because 4-H is an educational organization authorized through the USDA, several procedures must be followed when working with a club treasury. The key point to remember is the ability to show and prove proper accountability of how club funds have been received and expended. 4-H money is public money and we are responsible for its appropriate use.  Year End Club Reports Due –“ February 1.

Year end reports letter (pdf)

Year end 4-H Club treasurer's report (pdf)

Year end 4-H Club general report (pdf)


Career Portfolio

The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska 4-H youth; it is a composite of all 4-H and non 4-H projects/activities throughout the individual's 4-H career.

The 4-H Career Portfolio includes a:

  •    cover
  •    pre-printed tab dividers
  •    application and curriculum Forms
  •    4-H career portfolio
  •    4-H curriculum story
  •    supporting material (4 photo pages, 2 non-photo pages)

You can take a look at the instructions and print the pages from the State 4-H Website, or pick up copies at the Extension Office.


Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program

Encourages Youth to Engage in a Variety of Projects and Activities

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed to encourage 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 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. Participation in this program is optional.
Anyone with Adobe Reader can fill-in, save and print the pdf files. Check out Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program for more information, or contact the Nebraska Extension Office at 308-632-1480.

Program Benefits (pdf)Diamond Clover Transparent
Accomplishments from Which to Choose:
Level 1 - Amethyst Plan & Report
Level 2 - Aquamarine Plan & Report
Level 3 - Ruby Plan & Report
Level 4 - Sapphire Plan & Report
Level 5 - Emerald Plan & Report
Level 6 - Diamond Part 1
Level 6 - Diamond Part 2


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The Scotts Bluff County December Newsletter is now available!

Scotts Bluff County Archived Newsletters:
November 2015 (3 pgs)
September 2015 (7pgs)
Prefair Newsletter 2015
June 2015 (10pgs)

May 2015 (6pgs)
March 2015 (6pgs)
February 2015 (7pgs)
January 2015 (6 pgs)
 

Spotlight on 4-H - Leader Newsletter     


2016 Scotts Bluff County 4-H Calendar (1pg)

Revised 1-20-16