July 15 - July 23, 2022
Morrill County Fair 4-H Schedule
Pre-Fair Entry Forms due July 1st
The 2022 Special Garden Project is focused on the Rubenza Cosmos. These plants produce unique flowers with petals that change color as they age. Pollinators and beneficial insects are attracted to the blooms all summer long. The Rubenza Cosmos make great cut flowers, so be sure to enjoy a bouquet of them indoors!
Enroll for the "PS: Horticulture (D) - Special Garden Project" in 4honline.
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.
2022 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.
In the second year of the special agronomy project, youth will explore broomcorn sorghum. Broomcorn can be used for ornamental uses in floral arrangements or harvested for broom-use prior to seed maturity
Broomcorn is a type of sorghum that started as a garden crop, but soon evolved into being grown for making brooms for the home. The plant is a course grass that gowns 6-15 ft tall. The top of the plant produces long fibers called the brush. Towards the tip of the brush is where the seeds appear. The seeds when immature are pea-green in color and when ripe are tan, reddish tan, or brown.
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.
More information about the 2022 Special Agronomy Project can be found on the CropWatch website.
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.