4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach.

Active in all 93 counties and at 4h.unl.edu

Knox County 4-H

4-H members were encouraged to apply for the 2020-2021 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Catch-A-Calf Program. One of our Knox County 4-H’ers, Layci Condon from Creighton, decided to accept the challenge and apply for the chance to show a steer at the NWSS.  She was one of 40 youth selected from Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas to participate in the Catch-A-Calf program held in Denver, CO on January 19. Layci entered the ring with her rope harness and had 3 minutes to run on foot and chase down a calf and drag it back to the holding pen.

Mariah and Piper Dather have once again been selected to show their garments on the runway at Omaha Fashion Week that will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at the Omaha Design Center. Mariah was selected in the 4-H Division and Piper was selected in the FCCLA division. To purchase tickets, go to https://omahafashionweek.com/tickets.  Anyone planning to attend the show must purchase tickets. This is a very popular event, so it’s recommended to purchase tickets early. Congratulations to both!

February is Nebraska 4-H Month and the Knox County 4-H Council would like each club to raise awareness of the Knox County 4-H program and recruit new members during the month of February. The Council has $25 available for each club to plan and conduct a 4-H month promotional event/activity during the month.

The District 4-H Horse Shows are opportunities for youth to demonstrate their skills and abilities with their horse at district level competition. There are five shows held across the state and youth may participate in any one of the five regardless of their county 4-H enrollment or residence.

The 2020 District Shows include:

     Through the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, youth have an opportunity to write a speech or a public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates the topic of 4-H and deliver it to an audience. The Public Speaking Contest helps youth develop skills for communicating about current issues to real audiences, learn how to organize and prepare a speech, develop speech delivery skills, learn how to present themselves to others, and develop self-confidence.

4-H/FFA Large Beef Weigh Day
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9-11 a.m.
Bloomfield Vet Clinic

Anyone wishing to participate in the Knox County 4-H/FFA Rate-of-Gain Contest must have their animals weighed and tagged at the official Weigh Day on Saturday, February 29 from 9-11 a.m. at the Bloomfield Vet Clinic.  This includes market beef animals and second-year bucket calves.