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)
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
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 (tentatively moved to September/October)
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
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 (TBA)
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 (tentatively moved to September/October)
June 30 - Presentation Contest - Gothenburg Public School Community Building (adapted to virtual contest)
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