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
Nebraska Extension in Gage County
Come Home to the Gage County Fair - We are glad you are hereJuly 25-29, 2018
Veterinary Feed Directive | Beef Quality Assurance ProgramIf your livestock operation needs information about the new Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD), click here for more information.
Barn Quilt ProjectThe Gage County Agriculture Society, along with Gage County 4-H clubs, members and families, has one of the first fairgrounds in the state of Nebraska to have a Barn Quilt Trail, honoring both our agricultural and quilt heritage. Follow the trail to discover the beauty and variety of the patterns, each with a tie to our past… and to our future.
4-H Youth Help Save the ButterfliesThrough the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, youth to apply critical thinking and science, technology, engineering and mathematical skills to a real-world agriculture challenge.
Makerspaces Transform Rural CommunitiesA variety of creative and learning projects are within reach of rural Nebraskans at the traveling Library Innovation Studio, also known as makerspace, at the Bridgeport Public Library this summer.
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!
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.
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.
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.