4-H Camp

Date:  June 2-4, 2020

Location:  Camp Comeca (4 south, 3 west, 3/4 south of Cozad)

Cost:  $125.00 in advance (includes lodging, meals, snacks, craft & insurance)

Registration Form

Winners Unlimited Livestock Judging Camp

Great Plains Livestock Judging Circuit

4-H Heritage Tour

     The next Heritage Tour is tentatively scheduled for 2023.    Nearly every 4-H’er who has been on this trip in the past tells us it is the highlight of their 4-H years and the greatest trip ever and especially for the money.  Some of the stops that have been included: Amana Colonies; Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago; Henry Ford Museum in Detroit; Canada; Niagara Falls; Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts; Boston; New York City; Medievel Theatre; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C. (Capitol, Mt. Vernon, Presidential Memorials, Arlington Cemetery, the Pentagon, the Smithsonian, Holocaust Museum); Amish farms; Gettysburg; a thoroughbred farm, Kentucky Derby Museum and much more.

     For costs, further information, and application, click on the links below:

4Heritage Tour Information

4Heritage Tour Application

4-H Meats

The 4-H Meats program is open to all 4-H members regardless of project carried.  Under the capable leadership of Curt Rickertsen, the tradition of outstanding meats teams continues.  Dawson County has a legacy of Championship teams through the years.  Dawson County was the State Champion Team in 2017 and the team members captured the top 4 individual placings.  In 2018, Dawson County was Champion & Reserve Team, and all 7 contestants placed in the top 8 and they were 4th at the National Contest.  In 2019, Dawson County again had top two teams, the top four individuals, and six of the top eight.

Learn where all those good cuts of meat come from, how they are cooked and their nutritional value.  You too can become a wise consumer.

The 2020 Meats Program will begin February 10th and will culminate with the State Contest held at PASE (Premier Animal Science Event) in Lincoln held the end of June.  Following is the schedule of workouts for this year:

2020 MEATS SCHEDULE

Monday, February 10, 2020        7:00 pm            Extension Office                       Beef

Monday, February 24, 2020        7:00 pm            Extension Office                       Pork & Variety

Tuesday, March 10, 2020           7:00 pm            Extension Office                         Lamb & Pork & Variety

Monday, March 23, 2020            7:00 pm            Extension Office                        Beef & Pork & Lamb & Quiz

Tuesday, April 7, 2020               7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    Retail ID & Quiz

Monday, April 13, 2020              7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    Retail ID & Quiz

Monday, April 27, 2020              7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    Retail ID & Quiz

Tuesday, May 5, 2020                7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    Retail ID & Quiz

Monday, May 11, 2020               7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    County Contest

Tuesday, May 19, 2020              7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    Retail ID, Quiz & Judging

Tuesday, June 2, 2020               7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    Retail ID, Quiz & Judging

Monday, June 8, 2020                7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    Retail ID, Quiz & Judging

Tuesday, June 16, 2020             7:00 pm            Plum Creek Market                    Retail ID, Quiz & Judging

Monday, June 22, 2020                                        PASE @ UNL

Tree ID, Horticulture ID, Weed & Grass ID, and Insect ID

Interested in competing at the 2020 State Fair ID Contests?  Join Sarah Sivits and Mike Wolff this winter and learn about the key terms, plant characteristics and how to identify plans for the contest!  Read More

If interested, contact them by as soon as possible.

4H Exploration Days Workshops

June 8 - Fishing Workshop

June 10 - Clover Kid College Workshop

June 13 - Breakfast Workshop

June 15 - Aerospace Adventures

June 19 - Baking Workshop

June 21-22 - Outdoor Skills Workshop

June 27 - Photography Workshop

July 2 - Woodworking Workshop

Summer Workshop Registration

2020 County Events

February 8 - Market Beef Weighday

March 9 - 4-H Public Speaking Contest

            Dawson County Extension Building - Registrations due February 14, 2020.  Contact the Dawson County Extension for further information or for registration cards.

March 8 - Beef Judging

April 1 - 4-H Enrollments Due

April 1 - 4-H Diamond Clover Plans due

2020 - 4-H Summer Exploration Days - Open to all youth in Dawson County

May 29 - Dawson Co. Life Challenge, Horticulture, Photography & Weed ID Contests

June 2-4 - 4H Camp at Camp Comeca

June 11 - Sheep & Goat Weighday - 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

June 22-23 - PASE & Life Challenge, Lincoln

June 30 - Presentation Contest - Gothenburg Public School Community Building

            Registration Deadline – June 11

July 7 - Secretary Books, News Reports & Club Scrap Books DUE!

Secretary Books, News Reports and Club Scrap Books are due at the County Extension Office, Lexington or bring to 4-H Clothing Contest in Cozad.

July 7 - Fashion Show Judging & Clothing Construction Interview Judging - Lexington Middle School

July 8 - Public 4-H Fashion Show - Lexington Middle School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.

July 11-19 - Dawson County Fair

July 22 - 4-H Awards Workshop - Dawson Co. Extension Building, Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington - 7:00 p.m.

August 28 - September 7 - Nebraska State Fair, 4-H Schedule

September 24-26 – AKSARBEN Stock Show – Grand Island

October 5 - 4-H Awards Applications Due Before 5:00 P.M. in Extension Office.

October 25 - 4-H Achievement BBQ