4-H Update

Important deadlines and information about 4-H, can be found at Burt County 4-H.  If you have any questions or would like to join the fun please call the Nebraska Extension in Burt County at 402-374-2929 or e-mail us at burt-county@unl.edu.

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July 31, 2018

State Fair Deadlines
With our early fair this year we might just get a little complacent about the State Fair deadlines, so DON’T forget!

If you are entering animals to show at State Fair or a 4-H member for a contest or activity families must make this entry by Friday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m. From what I’ve heard in the past, don’t wait until the last minute as things don’t always run as smoothly as they should. All entry fees will need to be made at this time as well. Go to: www.statefair.org to register.

State Fair Static Exhibit Deadline
Items selected for state fair entry need to be in the Extension Office on or before Friday, August 17 so entry tags can be attached here in the extension office. Please make sure you have your name and county on every piece of the exhibit you are entering. Also have any supporting materials you needed for county fair attached to the exhibit.

Foods and garden exhibits may be entered on Wednesday morning, August 22 before 8:30 a.m. No later, no exceptions as we need to get them to Grand Island by a deadline too!

State Fair Tickets
4-H families exhibiting at the State Fair may order discount tickets through their on-line entry or through the Extension Office for other 4-H families. We need this information by Thursday, August 9 and the tickets will be available in the Extension Office, Thursday, August 23. If you have any questions about entries please call Nebraska Extension at 402-374-2929.

State Fair Exhibit Pick Up
Since we have minimal storage in the Extension Office we need all static exhibits picked up a between Tuesday and Friday, September 4-7. Food and horticulture exhibits will not be returned, but there will be ribbons and comment sheets you will want to have. Thanks!

Scholarship Opportunity
National 4-H Council is looking for 4-H’ers with a great story to tell and a passion for Agriculture, Citizenship, Healthy Living, or STEM to tell their stories through the 2019
4-H Youth in Action Awards.

Through these awards, four confident leaders in our core pillar areas of Agriculture, Citizenship, Healthy Living and STEM will receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education, along with an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for National 4-H Council’s Legacy Awards and the opportunity to serve as the official spokesperson for their pillar area.

The application will be open August 1 – October 22, 2018. You can start encouraging youth in your community to learn more and prepare to apply now! More information is available on our website, www.4-H.org/youthinaction. Click on the "How to Apply" tab to find the application guidelines as well as a link to helpful resources for 4-H educators to use. The tool kit includes informational and promotional resources that can be used as you share about the program with youth.