4-H Happenings

4-H Camp

Date:  June 4-6, 2018

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

Cost:  $120.00 in advance (includes lodging, meals, snacks, craft & insurance)

Registration Form

Winners Unlimited Livestock Judging Camp

Great Plains Livestock Judging Circuit

4-H Heritage Tour

     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:

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, 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

4H Meats Invitation Letter

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

Pillow Workshop

Table Runner Workshop

Wildlife & Conservation Poster Workshop

June 8-9 - Outdoor Skills Workshop

June 12 - Rise & Shine Breakfast Workshop

June 16 - Aerospace Adventures Workshop

June 20 - Cell Phone Photography Workshop

June 21 - Bake N Take Cookies Workshop

June 23 - Fishing Workshop

June 25 - Clover Kid College Workshop

June 29 - Woodworking Wonders Workshop

Summer Workshop Registration (form only)

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.