Date: June 4-6, 2018
Location: Camp Comeca (4 south, 3 west, 3/4 south of Cozad)
Cost: $115.00 in advance (includes lodging, meals, snacks, craft & insurance)
4-H Heritage Tour
Plans are underway for the Dawson County 4-H Heritage Tour, May 26 - June 9, 2019. 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 being planned include: 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, 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:
The 4-H Meats program is open to all 4-H members regardless of project carried. Under the capable leadership of Curt Rickertsen, and before that Dave Stenberg, 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.
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 2018 Meats Program will begin February 20th and 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:
Practices and County Contest -
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 pm Extension Office Beef
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:00 pm Extension Office Pork & Variety
Monday, March 26, 2018 7:00 pm Extension Office Lamb, Pork & Variety
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:00 pm Extension Office Beef, Pork, Lamb Quiz
Monday, April 23, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market Retail ID & Quiz
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market Retail ID & Quiz
Monday, May 7, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market Retail ID & Quiz
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market Retail ID & Quiz
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market County Contest
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market Retail ID, Quiz & Judging
Monday, June 4, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market Retail ID, Quiz & Judging
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market Retail ID, Quiz & Judging
Monday, June 18, 2018 7:00 pm Plum Creek Market Retail ID, Quiz & Judging
Monday, June 25, 2018 PASE @ UNL
Tree ID, Horticulture ID and Weed & Grass ID
Interested in competing at the 2018 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 as soon as possible.
4H Exploration Days Workshops
2017 County Events
March 19 - 4-H PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
Dawson County Extension Building - Registrations due February 23, 2018. Contact the Dawson County Extension for further information or for registration cards.
2018 - 4-H SUMMER EXPLORATION DAYS - Open to all youth in Dawson County
June 15 - HIPPOLOGY & HORSE JUDGING CONTEST, Fairgrounds, Lexington
Junior & Senior Individual Divisions
2:00 - 8:30 p.m. Extension Office & Stevens Arena
June 18 - PRESENTATION EQUIPMENT PRACTICE (slide, video, & audio/visual projector)
Dawson County Extension Building, Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington
Schedule an afternoon time with Extension Office 324-5501.
June 19 - PRESENTATION CONTEST
Gothenburg Public School Community Building - 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline – June 1
July 5 - 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 10 - FASHION SHOW JUDGING & CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION INTERVIEW JUDGING - Cozad High School - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
July 11 - PUBLIC 4-H FASHION SHOW - Cozad High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
July 14-22 - DAWSON COUNTY FAIR
July 25 - 4-H CAREER PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP
Dawson County Extension Building, Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington - 7:00 p.m.
August 24 - September 3 - NEBRASKA STATE FAIR, 4-H SCHEDULE
September 22-23 – Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Horse Show – Grand Island
September 28-30 – Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show – Grand Island
October 8 - 4-H AWARDS APPLICATIONS DUE BEFORE 5:00 P.M. in Extension Office.