Dawes County 4-H



NEBRASKA EXTENSION STAFF

Jenny Nixon, Extension Educator/Unit Leader   jnixon@unl.edu
Jamie Goffena, Extension Educator                        jgoffena2@unl.edu
Leah Gremm, Extension Educator                           lgremm2@unl.edu
Jack Arterburn, Extension Educator                       jack.arterburn@unl.edu
Terri Lemmon, Extension Assistant-4-H               tlemmon2@unl.edu
Ali Briggs, Office Manager                                          abriggs4@unl.edu

Facebook:  Nebraska Extension Dawes County

4HONLINE IS READY FOR ENROLLMENTS!

4-H Enrollment Information and Project Resource Central:

4HOnline - Enrollment System

IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER!

4-H Enrollment for Members and 4-H Project Enrollment Deadline - June 1

4-H Animal Affidavits (ID Sheets) Deadline - June 1:  Includes Rabbit, Horse, Beef (Market, Breeding Heifer, Feeder Calf), Dairy, Sheep (Market, Breeding), Goat (Market, Breeding, Dairy), and Swine (Market). 

Formerly known as Livestock Quality Assurance - June 1 (Includes Poultry, Rabbit, Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep, and Swine).  New site is ready - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

Dog & Cat Vaccination Forms Deadline - July 15

Dawes County Fair Entry Deadline - July 15 (without fee)

Dawes County Fair LATE Entry Deadline - July 19 (with fee)

UPCOMING EVENTS

YEAR AROUND Small Engine Repair - 7 pm, Wahlstrom Ford OR Henkens Roberts Building, Fairgrounds. EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING. Contact Roger Eaton.

Livestock Evaluation Classes:

  •       Classroom - 3rd Thursday at 5:30 pm, Extension Office
  •        Field - 2nd Sunday at 1:00 pm, Fairgrounds

Cat Club Meetings, Online Monthly, 2nd Thursday of Every Month
NE Equine Webinar Series, Online Monthly, 2nd Monday of Every Month

October 3 - November 21:  Hound Dog U, Tuesday evenings, Fairgrounds
October 5, November 2, December 7
- Volunteer e-Forum, 5 - 6:00 pm, Extension Office Conference Room.  Pre-Register by October 2!  Information Sheet     FAQ
November 4, 11, 18 and either 25 or December 2:  Leather Crafting, 1-3 pm, Fairgrounds

2017-2018 Dawes County 4-H Executive Council:

Clint Phillips, Suzanne Davidson, Jera Boeselager, Karen Lewin, Jodi Sellman, Marisa Betson, Crystal Vander May

Youth Members - Madison Cogdill, Katie Lewin

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES:

09/28/2017
06/19/2017

04/11/2017

01/16/2017

08/29/2016

06/27/2016
04/11/2016

01/11/2016
10/26/2015

Dawes County 4-H Council Constitution & By-Laws

CLUB INFORMATION

Active Dawes County Clubs

Bordeaux Trappers - Roger Eaton Leader                                                             Chadron
Corn Valley - Justin & Tami Tollman, Leaders                                                    Crawford
Dawes County Jr. Leaders, Jodi Sellman & Robert Vahrenkamp, Advisors  Chadron/Crawford
Happy Hustlers - Suzanne Davidson, Leader                                                       Chadron
Highland Huddlers - Jodi Sellman, Leader                                                           South of Chadron
Ponderosa Pals - Bill Cogdill, Leader                                                                      Chadron

SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS
Small Engines - meets all year on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.  Roger Eaton Instructor
Hound Dog U - meets Tuesday evenings from October to November.  Professor Roger Eaton Instructor
Shooting Sports - meets Saturday or Thursday evenings from November to March.  Roger Eaton Instructor

RESOURCES

Nebraska 4-H Club Resources
Nebraska 4-H Guidelines for Leaders
Nebraska 4-H Policy & Procedure Handbook
Nebraska 4-H Council Financial Handbook
- TO BE USED FOR CLUB FINANCES TOO!
4-H Club Tax Exempt Information
Volunteer Information
Dawes County 4-H Handbook
2017 Veterinary Feed Directives Information
Livestock Premise ID Information

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Dawes County 4-H Foundation - Financial Assistance Form.  Providing financial assistance for 4-H related activities and educational opportunities which occur outside of county lines.
  • FSA Youth Loans - FS2301.  Helping 4-H and FFA members purchase livestock, feed, and supplies for their projects.
  • White River Feed in Chadron 4-H Feed Program.  No interest and no application.  4-H members may charge their feed and pay after they sell their 4-H project animal.
  • Farmer's Co-Op in Hemingford 4-H Feed Program - Application.  Helping 4-H members finance their livestock feeding needs.

4-H Newsletters

October 2017
September 2017

August Update 2017

July 2017

June 2017 - ONLINE ONLY
May 2017
April 2017

March 2017
February 2017
January 2017

Animal Affidavits / Project Books:

NEW - NE 4-H County Fair Website with Affidavits!

CAREER PORTFOLIO AND AWARD INFORMATION:

Career Portfolio Information
Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio Website
County Award Application for Project Pins
Clover Kid Record Book
Diamond Clover Awards

Project Records - Scroll to bottom of the page for list

  • NE4H9010- Nebraska 4-H Project Record  doc
  • NE4H9020- Nebraska 4-H Animal Project Record  doc
  • NE4H9030- Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Project Record  doc
  • NE4H9040- Nebraska 4-H Junior Leader Project Record  doc
  • NE4H92 - Nebraska Shooting Sports Project Record

NEBRASKA 4-H LINKS:

Nebraska 4-H Website
Nebraska 4-H Horse Information
Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Nebraska Shooting Sports
UNL Marketplace - Order 4-H Curriculum Here!
4-H Mall - Order 4-H Curriculum and More Here!
4-H Judge's Resources