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Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator, Water and Integrated Cropping Systems

Cheyenne & Deuel Counties
2021 4-H Presentation Contest
Friday, June 18         
1:00 pm
Basement, Security First Bank, 1205 Jackson Street, Sidney, NE

A 4-H Presentation, given by one (1) individual or a team of two (2) individuals, is a live presentation with a formal talk where youth will use visual aids (such as props, posters, computer-based visuals, handouts, video, etc.) to show and tell others how to do something. Presentations are given on a stage. Judge views the entire presentation and engages in a question and answer session following presentation.

2021 4-H SPEECH & PSA CONTEST
Friday, May 21
1:00 pm
Basement, Security First Bank
1205 Jackson Street, Sidney, NE 

Through the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, youth have an opportunity to write a speech or a public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates the topic of 4-H and deliver it to an audience. The 4-H Public Speaking Contest helps youth develop skills for communicating about current issues to real audiences, learn how to organize and prepare a speech, develop speech delivery skills, learn how to present themselves to others, and develop self-confidence.

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Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator - Water and Integrated Cropping Systems  

Are you at a STEAM Level Clothing 2  and have some experience sewing? Are you up to the challenge to learn some new sewing techiniques?  If you are, the 4-H Design Camp is for you!

Youth will design and construct an original sun dress or shorts using trendy dyeing techniques, construct a leather accessory, and design a mixed media project for thier portfolio.  

BONUS: Many exciting memories will be made as you tube down the Middle Loup River and take a turn on the zipline.  Enjoy a s'more and learn some camp songs and stories as you sit around the campfire with your friends at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey, NE.

Design Camp will be  held June 10-11, 2021 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey.  Space is limited.

Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator - Water and Integrated Cropping Systems

This is the second in a six-part series of articles covering basic water law in the United States, predominately in the western part of the country, and how it affects this finite resource. Water law has a long history. It can be traced back to Roman times and also has roots in English common law. Across the United States, it varies from state to state, and from East to West.

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