February 13, 2019


Fair Foundation Kickoff Event

Don’t forget, the Burt County Fair Foundation Kickoff Event will be this Saturday, February 23 in the Lyons Auditorium and you won’t want to miss out on the fun! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet there are a few scattered around the county and I know we have some in the Extension Office so call or stop by to get yours!

Burt County 4-H Week - FLAT Herbie

4-H Week is March 3-9 in Burt County and that’s less than a month from now! Hopefully clubs and individual members will start making plans to celebrate and promote 4-H especially this week. In the past 4-H members have taken the opportunity to talk about 4-H and their projects in class, bring treats to school or just make a special effort to wear their 4-H t-shirts.

          This year there will be a new promotion opportunity for our 4-H members. In conjunction with the 150th celebration of the start of the University of Nebraska (officially February 15), Extension across the state has been challenged to promote the state of Nebraska by taking part in the “Flat Herbie Husker” promotion during 2019. The impact of the University of Nebraska is everywhere and Flat Herbie wants to be there too! Stop by the Nebraska Extension Office at 111 North 13th Street, Tekamah to get your Flat Herbie, or print your own at:https://www.huskeralum.org/s/1620/images/editor_documents/membership/flat_herbie.pdf


                  OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO

Your Flat Herbie is ready to take on the world. Cut out Herbie and

take him on your next adventure whether it be near or far, then snap

a picture and upload it to your social media channels with

#huskeralum or email alumni@huskeralum.org

Let the adventures begin!

Of course, Burt County wants to know what you are doing so please emailmloftis2@unl.edu with your picture too!

ATTENTION! The first 12 different Burt County photos submitted and emailed to Mary Loftis beginning March 3rd will receive a special prize!


4-H Snow (or Snowless) Sculpture Contest:

          Now that we finally have some snow hopefully we’ll get some 4-H snow or snowless sculptures made and entered! 4-H members and clubs are reminded they can make and enter either a 4-H Snow (or Snowless) Sculpture any time between now and March 18. Make sure you promote 4-H with your sculpture, then take a picture of it with you and/or your 4-H Club and email it to Mary Loftis at mloftis2@unl.edu. The 4-H Council is always generous with their support and offer individual, small group and club categories and entries may be made in the following classes: 1. Greenest; 2. Best Message and 3. Most Creative. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to promote 4-H and earn a little cash for yourself or your 4-H club!