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Fremont 4-H Expo to return in 2021

The Fremont 4-H Expo has been postponed until 2021. The Fremont 4-H Expo will not be held at Christensen Field from July 8-11, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions in place. All plans remain to have the 90th Fremont 4-H Expo on July 7-10, 2021.

The Fremont 4-H Expo board recently met for their May meeting via zoom to discuss this year’s expo. After much discussion the decision was made to cancel the 2020 Fremont 4-H Expo, with one exception. King and Queen interviews and selection will still take place virtually.

High school students: Are you looking for something to do this summer?

If you're a high school student entering the 9th-12th grade this fall, living in Nebraska, and you want to do a fun, hands-on, outdoor activity with a bit of instruction and a bunch of flexibility, Nebraska Extension is providing a summer gardening program for you.

Horse Advancement Level Update – May, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, there will be changes in 4-H horse Advancement Level Testing. 

We are encouraging youth to complete the written test, which will be offered online, and the reports/feed chart/healthcare charts as these pieces can be completed by youth at home.  The skills testing and demonstrations should be completed virtually.  The patterns and instructions for preparing the virtual skills test and demonstrations can be requested from the Extension Office as can the written on-line exams. 

Bachelor Buttons Special Gardening Project

          This year the Special 4-H Gardening Project is focused on the unique, Classic Magic Bachelor Button. Classic Magic Bachelor Buttons are a unique mix of plum, purple, and bicolor flowers. Not only do the flowers attract beneficial insects, they are edible as well. I’ve always loved these flowers because my Grandmother didn’t care how many I picked because there were always more! Call the Extension Office at 402-374-2929 to get yours. The first 20 will get a packet and they can be planted now! Make sure you enroll in the Special Gardening project!!

Building Better Babysitters Virtual Training

Are you interested in building your skills as a babysitter? Babysitting is a big responsibility. It’s a little like the Nebraska state motto: “It’s not for everyone!” Find out if babysitting is for you by registering for Nebraska Extension’s virtual babysitting training. For youth ages 11 years and up.

Educators will help youth participants build skills in the areas of child development, safety, general care, and nutrition; as well as, help them discover how to develop their babysitting business.

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