July 17 - July 24, 2021
Morrill County Fair 4-H Schedule
(schedule subject to change)
Pre-Fair Entry Forms due July 6th
Enroll for the 2021 Special Garden Project through 4-H Online.
Contact the Nebraska Extension Office and let them know how many seed packets you need. If you do not contact your local Extension Office, seeds might not be available for you. The county office will order seeds as a county unit then distribute them to the members.
This project is open to all youth of 4-H age and it will give them the opportunity to learn about growing, harvesting, and exhibiting this unique vegetable.
The Special Gardening Project lets 4-H members try their hand at growing unusual vegetables and flowers. The project allows experienced 4-H gardeners to grow something fun, new, and different while letting those new to gardening get their feet wet in this project area.
4-H members enrolled in the Special Garden Project will:
- Receive a ‘packet’ of seeds (one packet per youth) in March/April
- Review regular project newsletters and resources as they become available. These materials will help guide you through the project experiences, solve problems, and prepare your projects for exhibition.
- Be able to exhibit this unique flower at County and State Fair:
- State Fair Special Garden Project Educational Exhibit Class G-775-001
- State Fair Special Garden Project Fresh Cut Flowers or Harvested Vegetables G-775-002
- Other fun county only ways to exhibit this unique flower like a story, poem, or poster. Each county is different so be sure to check with your local Extension Office.
- Complete an evaluation about their growing experience.
2021 Special Agronomy Project
The Nebraska Extension Special Agronomy Project gives 4-H members an opportunity to experience a crop that is grown, was grown or has the potential to be grown in Nebraska. Youth participate by receiving seed and resources to grow the crop, research traits of the crop and determine the viability of that crop in the part of the state they live. The project allows 4-H members interested in agronomy to grow something fun, new, and different.
To kick-off the inaugural year of the special agronomy project, youth will explore teosinte. The plant looks and is very similar to corn, in fact it is believed to be the wild ancestor of today's corn!
The focus of the 2021 Special Agronomy Project is the Teosinte plant. Teosinte is the ancestor to today's corn, including dent, sweet, and popcorn. Native to Mexico and the surrounding area, this plant was adapted and changed by humans over time. There are both similarities and differences between them. Both plants have a tassel at the top. However, instead of a single stalk with a large ear, teosinte has multiple branches that produce many small spikes of trapezoidal seeds if the growing season is long enough.
Youth should enroll for the Special Agronomy Project through 4-H Online. Once enrolled in 4-H Online, youth are to call their local office to sign up for the project (order the seeds). By enrolling through 4-H Online, youth will have access to the folder with the educational materials including the growing newsletter & evaluation.
County Fair Animal Ownership Affidavits
The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download.
Livestock ID Sheets are due into the extension office June 1st.