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4-H Exhibit Workshop – June 7 & 8

Wednesday, June 7 – Art: personalized cup

Tie-Dye t-shirt

Cake Decorating

Horticulture Program

Thursday, June 8 – Robotics

Bird Feeder

Art: large paper flowers

Tic Tac Toe Garden Game

4-H Exhibit Workshop Registration Form. Registration deadline – May 26.


Market Beef ID’ed by Photo ID


            1. Pick up tags and ID sheets at the Extension office. Hours 7 am—5 pm Mon—Thurs

            2. A photo ID must be taken of the calf with the tag visible in the ear and with the 4-H’er.        (can be emailed)

            3. Photos & ID Sheets are due in the office BY MARCH  30th. NO EXCEPTIONS

If you like plants and/or insects, here’s your opportunity to build skills and have fun too!

Attend to participate in one, two, three or all four contests!

Your interest - your choice! Bring a friend too!

 (4-H’ers may earn a trip to a state and/or national contest!)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Agricultural Park Exhibit Hall, Fairgrounds - 822 15th Street, Columbus NE

(Entrance is at intersection of 10th Avenue and 15th Street)

12:30 p.m. - Horticulture Judging & Identification

If you will be 14 and not older than 18 on or before December 31, 2017, you are eligible to participate in the trip.  This trip is a multi-county trip of 4-Hers in the Northeast Extension District. The tentative dates of the trip are Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 16, 2018.

A Letter & Registration/Information Sheet needs to be completed and returned to the Nebraska Extension Office in Wayne County  on or before June 1, 2017 with a check for $350 made payable to University of Nebraska – Lincoln if you are interested in participating.

 We are estimating the total cost the best we can based on airfare and bus rates.

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm for anyone other than parents or legal guardians. Certification received through this course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with specific mechanized equipment.

The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Extensive training on Tractor and ATV safety occurs during in-class lessons with hands-on activities. Instilling an attitude of ‘safety first’ and respect for agricultural equipment are primary goals of the course.

Summer camp programs provide all youth a place to discover, learn and grow.

Nebraska has 2 4-H Camps and Center.

Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center is located near Gretna in the beauty of SChramm State Park.

Nebraska State 4-H Camp is located near Halsey in the Nebraska National Forest.

Both locations offer Day Camps for ages 6-12, Explorer Camps for ages 8-11 and Discovery Camps for ages 11-15.

Stanton County 4-H Council has available $100 camp scholarships. A short letter of request and why the 4-H'er wants to attend camp needs to be turned into the Council. The $100 will be paid after the 4-H'er attends the camp.

4-H Summer Camp Website

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