The Central Sandhills Area 4-H News for September is now available by clicking here.
The Search is On for a New Dean and DirectorNebraska Extension is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative and entrepreneurial person who will provide intellectual and strategic leadership for Nebraska Extension.
Tailgate Talks Celebrates One-Year AnniversaryMay is National Beef Month, and Nebraska Extension is celebrating the first anniversary of Tailgate Talks, a YouTube channel aimed at beef producers.
Nebraska Extension Celebrates Impactful YearNebraska Extension has a long history of helping communities thrive, and in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic spurred us to be more flexible and responsive than ever before.
UNL's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will celebrate its Open House, Wednesday, August 26 via live webinar. To see the schedule or to RSVP for the link, please visit: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/westcentral/gsl-2020-open-house-1/
Memorial Weekend is now over, and the garden season is actively kicking into gear. Click on the heading above for quick and simple garden hints. This is a time to rejoice for gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts as warm weather has arrived, blooming plants and shrubs are showing off their beauty and the threat of frost is hopefully gone until this coming Fall. Now is the time to get out and enjoy our gardens and landscapes, tending to them with a great sense of pride.
New/Updated Classes & Project Areas:
General Animal - Accessory/Item made for animal science project. Designed/created by 4-H’er. Any medium can be used. Ex. Braided halter, show stick, blanket, leatherwork, etc. **Item must be checked in on static item judging day for evaluation.
Portfolio Pathways - Original mixed media accessory
Aerospace - Drone video
Rockets – Changes in class requirements
Robotics –3D printed robotic parts
Due to COVID-19, previously planned in-person County 4-H Speaking Contests had to be canceled. I am excited to notify you that youth now have the option to participate in a virtual (pre-recorded) county speaking contest! Those participating will be able to load their recorded speech to our submission link, posted below, now through May 20th. After that date, all video recording submissions will be judged and considered for the (virtual) State 4-H Speaking Contest, which will also be held following the same format as the county contests as instructed below.
Please view the attached document for age divisions/speech requirements/etc.