Nebraska Extension in Webster County

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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 is required for Nebraska 4-H youth to be eligible for many county and state awards. Career portfolios are also an excellent way to keep track of events for easy reference for scholarship applications!

Career Portfolios are due in our office by September 30th! Special report covers and tabs can be purchased in our office.

Click here to go to the State 4-H Career Portfolio page for more info and the Career Portfolio download!

You are invited to the 4th Webster County Barn Quilt Workshop! At Webster County Fairgrounds in Bladen, Nebraska on Wednesday, October 12th beginning at 5:00 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there after work) until 8:30 pm. Workshop participants will choose their design and begin painting Wednesday evening and then meet again on Thursday, October 13th to finish the project.

The charge is $30 for a 2x2 foot or $37.50 for a 4x4 foot Barn Quilt. Registration deadline is Monday, September 26th so the wood can be ordered, cut and primed. You must tell us the size you want to make. (Note: the 4x4 quilt may not fix in your car - you may need a truck to transport).

National 4-H week is held each year in October to celebrate 4-H youth, volunteers, and professionals from across the country. This year's theme is "#4HGrown" and will focus on celebrating 4-H alumni. Join the celebration on social media and tell us why you're proud to be #4HGrown.
October 16th @ 2 pm - Tractor Supply, Hastings, NE.

The Webster County Junior Leaders are gearing up to serve popcorn on October 16th to support Webster Count 4-H through Tractor Supply's Paper Clover Campaign. Tractor Supply will help raise money for county 4-H programs, as with the Paper Clover Campaign, a national in-store fundraiser that benefits state and local 4-H programming. Customers can purchase a paper clover for $1 during checkout. A percentage of these procedes go to local 4-H counties and clubs.

Click here for more information about Tractor Supply's Paper Clover Campaign.

Make plans to attend the Annual Christmas Greenery Workshop on December 1st and 3rd, 2016 at the Webster County Fairgrounds in Bladen, Nebraska from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Terri-Pond Svoboda will be teaching you how to make an effective centerpiece and wreaths.  After her short class, you will be turned loose to make decorations for your home as well as gifts for family and friends with greenery and other supplies that are provided. Bring your own decorations to give your greenery a hint of your style.

Pre-registration is required by November 23rd, 2016 and the fee is $30 per participant.  To register, contact us.

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