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June 2020 4-H Newsletter (10 Pgs 1.5 MB)

What about Fair? ID Deadlines Clubs allowed to meet after June 15th. Notes from the Fairboard Photography data tags Virtual & At Home Learning 2020 Census All this and more in the June Edition of 4-H in Focus.......

Livestock Affidavits or ID Sheets are due to the extension office by JULY 1ST. for all beef, sheep, goat, swine, horse and rabbit projects.  In addition to ID sheets your animals may need ear tags, or tattoo's.  Please refer to Fairbook for further information or contact the Extension Office.

All livestock ID's          

Do you show Poultry? Cats? Rabbits? Have you ever wondered how judges choose the ribbons placings in the classes you show in? Join  the Companion Animal Judges Workshop! The Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Judges Workshop is an online workshop opportunity for adults interested in judging 4-H companion animals. The course is designed to help new judges learn more about the project areas they might judge and prepare for the 4-H judging experience. Additionally, the online judges workshop course is a great resource for 4-H'ers interested in learning more about how their companion animals will be judged at fair.

The University of Nebraska Lincoln and Nebraska Extension has mandated that all University sponsored in-person events be CANCELLED from now until June 15th.  All events are to only be delivered digitally (Skype, Zoom, etc). Nebraska Extension is fully committed to the health and well-being of Nebraskans. In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease.

Our office is staffed, but is locked to the public. Please call for an appointment if you need materials or supplies or just want to talk to your friendly Extension Staff!  (402-987-2140) or email (dakota-county@unl.edu).

Thank you!

Companion Rabbit Science is a self-paced learning opportunity offering information about caring for rabbits. The online course is great for middle-school-aged youth but is open to all youth regardless of age who are looking to learn more about rabbits and the 4-H rabbit project. Companion Rabbit Science is a great resource for anyone interested in caring for or learning about rabbits in 4-H whether they own one now or not!   

The course includes four units covering:

Spring is in the air.
The grass is looking greener
Leaves are starting to bud and the first brave crocus's and daffodils are peaking out of the ground.
The excitement for the growing season is upon us.  
The 2020 Siouxland Garden Show has gone Digital 
Links for each session are available on at:  Siouxlandgardenshow.org

Educational Sessions available live online for the 2020 Siouxland Garden Show


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