Dawson Details Guide to 4-H News & Events
Dawson Details Letter found here
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