Richardson County 4-H/FFAJunior Fair
July 24 - July 30, 2022
Animal Identification - due June 15
YQCA (Formerly Quality Assurance) - due June 15
Nebraska 4-H requires all youth enrolled in livestock projects to complete annual quality assurance certification through Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA). YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program focused on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.
Web-Based annual training is available through the YQCA website https://yqcaprogram.org/. To login, use your family 4-H Online login and password. All 4-H'ers must use the 4-H tab, not the FFA tab, even if they are members of both organizations. Refer to the YQCA Helpsheet for assistance. The online YQCA corse costs $12 per individual.
Testing out is an option available to youth in the first year of Intermediate (age 12) and Senior (age 15) age levels. There is no test-out option for Juniors. If passed, youth will not be required to complete the annual training requirements for the remainder of their current age level (Intermediates: 12-14; Seniors: 15-18). Each test consists of 50 randomly selected questions and requires a score of 80% or better for certification. Participants will have only one chance to take the test-out option. If youth fail, they will not be provided another opportunity to test out of that age level. Participants who do not pass will be prompted to take the web-based training annually. If the youth passes, payment for the completed test-out course will be required after the completion of the test. No payment is required to attempt the test. Test-out costs are $36 for Intermediates ($12 x 3 years of certification) and $48 for Seniors ($12 x 4 years of certification). Testing out will be done through the YQCA website, not through the Extension Office.
August 26 - September 5, 2022
- SPEECH: The Speech Contest provides 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn to express themselves clearly, organize their ideas, and have confidence.
- PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: In the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, 4-H'ers submit a 60 second "radio commercial" promoting 4-H. The PSA contest will be held via audio only (not in person).
- PRESENTATIONS: Presentations provide 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn to express themselves clearly and convincingly, organize their ideas and present them in logical order, research subjects, have confidence in themsepves and emphasize the major points through the use of visuals or examples.
Performing music can be a way to gain self satisfaction or communicate with an audience. Music sends messages with sound. As you work on your project, you also will develop the life skills of communication, decision making, leadership, citizenship, coping with change, and learning how to learn.
4-H Shooting Sports uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people in obtaining knowledge and developing their skills while promiting positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership.
Participants must be actively enrolled in the 4-H Shooting Sports project, and under the direct supervision of a certified 4-H Shooting Sports instructor to participate in the Richardson County Shooting Sports Competition. Certification forms must be completed and turned into the Extension Office by instructors prior to the contest.
- BB Gun
- Air Rifle
- Air Pistol
- Small Bore Rifle (.22)
- Small Bore Pistol (.22)