For more than ten years, Nebraska 4-H Month has been observed during the entire month of February. As we look forward to Burt County 4-H Week, March 4-10 our 4-H Clubs are encouraged to start promoting in February along with the Nebraska 4-H Month.
4-H Youth Development4-H offers opportunities for youth to learning public speaking and presentation skills. In Burt County the Presentations Contest is a pre-fair event held in conjunction with clothing construction and modeling judging.
Online EnrollmentOnline Enrollment for the 2018 4-H Year is OPEN, click the link below for more information about enrolling for 2018 RIGHT NOW!
2019 Burt County Fair July 19 - 232019 Burt County Fair July 19 - 23
Burt County 4-H NewslettersCatch up on the latest 4-H Deadlines, Workshops, and FUN through our local 4-H Newsletter!
State Fair BoundThese proud Burt County 4-H members have these exhibits and many others headed for the 2018 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, August 24 - September 3.
February 8, 2018
Dicamba Training 2108
One of the biggest changes in crop production in the 2017 growing season was the release of dicamba tolerant (DT) soybeans. This technology was great in that it gave farmers a new tool to use in the control of some herbicide resistant and otherwise difficult to control broadleaf weeds. The not-so-great results of this technology was it contributed to a problem with dicamba drifting off-site at the time of application or volatilizing and moving off-site after it had been applied.
Help Needed for Quilts of Valor
The Logan Valley Quilters Guild have requested help from our 4-H faithful to assist them on a Sewing Day, Saturday, February 17th.
The Sewing Day will be held in Oakland at the Golden Oaks Senior Center from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Logan Valley Quilters have made and given away 19 quilts already and there is a big demand for them.
They need 4-H members, parents and others for a variety of jobs including sewing, ironing, laying out patterns, etc.
If you can spare an hour or two…or more they would greatly appreciate the help!
February 1, 2018
There are a couple great conferences coming up later this month, but I wanted to pass along information on them now so you could get them on the calendar.
February 1, 2018
4-H Snow/Snowless Sculptures
This winter has been one of the strangest I can remember. It has just been a yo-yo! It snows, then melts away in 40+ degree weather, then snows a little again but warm weather is within the next forecast. A snow sculpture doesn’t have a chance!
January 25, 2018
Winter is for the Birds
Sometimes it takes a day like a week ago last Monday with a raging blizzard to remind us how important it can be to feed the birds. I do this year round, just to draw them close to the house because my wife and I like to watch them. We always have a good variety of birds around. But last Monday, when it was snowing so hard I couldn’t see to the bottom of my hill, our back yard was alive with hundreds of birds. The woodlot behind our house offers protection from the wind and the birds didn’t mind a little snow.