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Gage County 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest

The 2018 Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging contest is just around the corner.  This year the contest will be available from 8:00 am Friday, June 8th through 8:00 am Monday, June 18, 2018.  It is composed of three parts; general knowledge questions, plant part and seed identification, as well as a judging portion.  It is open to all 4-H youth, as well as adults, and even Extension individuals. No password needed, the link listed below will take you directly to the contest. The link to participate will be  https://go.unl.edu/2018hortcontest


4-H is 4 U was presented at this year's 4-H Leader & Parent Informational Night. This presentation is a great overview of the Gage County 4-H program, for both new and past 4-H members, highlights upcoming fair events, deadlines & reminders, as well as what is in a ribbon color, etc.

We encourage all 4-H families, new and returning, to scroll through this information. Please share with your club members, 4-H youth, and potential 4-H members!

Yard and Garden is a live call-in show where our Host Nicole Stoner, Gage County Extension Educator can answer any questions you may have about your lawn, garden, landscape, bugs, or anything else green and growing. WHEN TO LISTEN:  Every Friday (March-August) –  on-air from 10:00 to 11:30 am HAVE A QUESTION:  CALL 402-729-3383          The following email address (nstoner2@unl.edu) can be used to send questions and/or photos of plant and pest problems.  All questions will be answered and some might be used on the radio program as well.

April 27-28—Spring Affair, Midwest’s biggest plant sale and garden event

Spring Affair garden event offers the biggest selection of plants in the Midwest, more than 700 varieties of perennials, herbs, grasses, trees and shrubs selected for regional suitability, beauty and demand.

Plant sale, talks, garden-related vendors, concessions and plant experts to help find the “right plant for the right place,” all under one roof.

4-H Till the Cows Come Home Volunteer & Parents Resource Fair Tuesday, April 17 | 6:00 PM | Gage County Extension Office

Meal provided by Farm Credit Services of America.

2018 4-H News and Updates

YQCA Website Launch - Cara White

Real Colors Communication Workshop - Kim Witulski & Christina Lyons

DOOR PRIZES and MORE!

Volunteers and parents, please join us; fees paid by the Gage County 4-H Council. Non-4-H volunteers are invited: fee is $10.00 payable at meeting.

Tractor Safety Training Required by Law for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm.  Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment. 

 The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.

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