Dawson Details Guide to 4-H News & Events

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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 built a legacy of winning teams through the years. 

* 2017 State Champion Team and the team members captured the top 4 individual placings

* 2018 Champion & Reserve Team and they were 4th at the National Contest

* 2019 a repeat with both Champion & Reserve Teams

* 2021 State Champion - 5 placings in the top 7 at state and placed 5th at the National Contest

* 2022 Dawson County had 4 individuals place in top 5

Discover where all those good cuts of meat you eat come from, how they are cooked and their nutritional value.  Become a wise consumer and learn a skill you can use the rest of your life.

The 2023 Meats Program will begin January 23 and will culminate with the State Contest held at PASE (Premier Animal Science Event) in Lincoln held the end of June.  For the complete meats schedule:  MEATS SCHEDULE

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

Interested in competing at the 2023 State Fair ID Contests?  Join Sarah Sivits and Mike Wolff this winter and learn about the key terms, plant characteristics and how to identify plants for the contest!  Read More

If interested, contact them by as soon as possible.

4H Exploration Days Workshops

Friday, March 10 - Sewing for Fun Workshop

Other Workshops & Dates to be Announced

Summer Workshop Registration

2023 County Events

February 11 - Market Beef Weighday

March 6 - 4-H Public Speaking Contest

March 10 - Sew for Fun Workshop

April 3 - 4-H Communications Event

May 31 - Dawson Co. Life Challenge, Horticulture, Photograph, Weed & Grass Judging and ID Contests

June 2022 - 4-H Summer Exploration Days - Open to all youth in Dawson County

June 6-8 - 4H Camp at Camp Comeca

June 9 - Sheep & Goat Weighday  - 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Dawson County Fairgrounds

June 15 - Final 4H Enrollment date - to show at County Fair

June 21-22 - PASE, Lincoln 

June 23 - State 4-H Premier Communication Event, Lincoln

July 3 - Fashion Show Judging & Clothing Construction Interview Judging

July 5 - Public 4-H Fashion Show - 7:30 p.m.

July 6-15 - Dawson County Fair

July 19 - 4-H Awards Workshop - Dawson Co. Extension Building, Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington - 7:00 p.m.

August 25 - September 4 - Nebraska State Fair - Grand Island

October 2 - 4-H Awards Applications and Diamond Clover Reports Due Before 5:00 P.M. in Extension Office

October 22 - 4-H Achievement BBQ