Morrill 4-H


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      April 28 is the 4-H National Day of Service. Last year, 4-H groups in the Panhandle Extension District organized Dollars for Doughnuts to help raise funds for families affected by the Ash Hollow Fires. This year, Panhandle 4-Hers are focusing on Finders Keepers, a Panhandle-based children’s outreach organization that specializes in providing essentials to children and families in need, which often include families involved in foster care.

Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at Gering and Gordon in June 2018, as well as and 10 other Nebraska locations this year for teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm.

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years old from using certain 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. 

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for April this spring. It will be held April 21-22, 2018 at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The early bird registration deadline is April 11th.

Makers Space is part of “Library Innovation Studios” out of Lincoln, NE. The Bridgeport Public Library was awarded a grant provided by the Nebraska Library Commission to encourage community engagement and new learning experiences. The Makers Space will be at the Library May 2018– September 2018.   Some of the machines included with the Makers Space Kit include: 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter, CNC Router, Embroidery/Sewing Machine, Heat Press, Camera/video kit, Music & Recording Kit and a few others.    

Extension Educator Jackie Guzman will be teaching a Babysitting Workshop March 10, 2018 from 9:00-noon at the Prairie Winds Community Center. 

Bring your youth to come learn the basics of good babysitting techniques and how to provide quality care to chidren. Contact the Extension Office for registration information.

By Cynthia Gill, Extension Educator, Cheyenne County

High school students have many choices facing them about further education after graduation. Four-year degrees, junior colleges or certificate programs – which is the right choice for their next life chapter?