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2015 Nebraska State Fair 4-H Fairbook

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2014 Nebraska State Fair Results

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Public Speaking, PSA & Presentations Contest

The County Public Speaking & Presentations Contest will be held on Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 pm at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in the Blue Stem Room.  Please park in the south parking lot and enter through the south doors by the metal stairs.
Categories are Speech, Public Service Announcement, and Presentations. There are three sub-categories for presentations: Presentation using Audio Visual; Presentation using Posters; Multimedia Presentation.
Speech and PSA contestants have the opportunity to advance to the Regional Contest on April 25.
Presentation contestants may advance to the State Contest at State Fair.
For  more information or registration information, contact the Extension Office.  Registrations are due March 20.


ENROLLMENT4-H Join today

The UNL Project Resource Central web page helps youth, parents, and leaders select projects. It identifies project areas, career choices and exhibits and includes related, additional curricula resources.  The 2015 Project Resource Central Publication (pdf) lists project resources (printed manuals, CD, DVD, or online) available for Nebraska 4-H members, families, and volunteers.

Hello 4-H Families! As we embark on a new 4-H programming year, we are excited to introduce you to a new on-line enrollment system. All 4-H families will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline at ne.4honline.com . We will be discontinuing the use of our previous online system, ACCESS 4-H. You will need to create a new family account and profiles for each 4-H member at ne.4honline.com to participate in the 2015 program year.

4HOnline is a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll in 4-H on your personal computer or mobile device. If you do not have internet access at home, feel free to stop by the UNL Extension office and use our computers. You'll be able to complete all of the information necessary to join 4-H online, including 4-H code of conduct forms and health forms. There will be no paper forms to submit for enrollment. Coming soon, you'll also be able to register for events, pay enrollment fees on-line and more!

4-H Online enrollment instructions pdf

Members may enroll at any time during the year, but to be eligible for County Fair and State Contests these enrollment deadlines need to be met:

Re-Enrollment - If you were enrolled in 4-H in 2014, enroll online and pay the $5 fee to the Extension Office by February 1. You may have until May 1 to add or drop 4-H projects for County Fair.

New Enrollment - Youth who are joining 4-H for the first time are encouraged to enroll online and pay the $5 as soon as possible and no later than May 1 to be eligible for County Fair.

For more information contact the UNL Extension office at 632-1480 or jschwartz2@unl.edu. Also, if you have questions as you enroll, please let us help you!

Shooting Sports Parental Release Form (pdf 1 pg)

Adult Volunteers - Re-enrollment forms are to be turned in by February 1. Volunteers must re-enroll each year to retain status in years of service and for UNL insurance.

4-H Volunteer Code of Ethics (pdf 1 pg)

Volunteer Screening Forms (pdf 2pgs)

2015 Volunteer Enrollment Form (pdf 1pg)

Volunteer Project Enrollment (pdf 1pg)


Quality Assurance Training

Deadline June 15

Quality Assurance Training is required for all 4-H members showing RABBITS, POULTRY, BEEF, GOATS, SWINE OR SHEEP at County or State Fair.  Members have three options for receiving training.
 
ONLINE: Complete three modules in the Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course.  To enroll in the self-directed online course, Internet access and an email address are required. (Each 4-H youth will need their own unique email address to register.) If you do not have access to the internet, you may complete the course at the UNL Extension Office. Please call ahead to make sure the computers are available. The course can also be completed on many mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. NOTE:  The Online QA system is now charging a $5 fee to complete the course online.  Thanks to the Scotts Bluff County Farm Bureau, the 4-H Council will reimburse you the $5.  More reimbursement info will be available later.
To facilitate youth on-line QA registrations, there is a handout and a video

CLUB TRAINING: Attend a club training. If your club is not conducting any trainings or you are an independent, you may attend another club's training.

TEST:  If you are an intermediate or senior (12 or older), you may be able to test out. If you pass the test, you do not have to attend training. This is not difficult! Contact the UNL Extension office to take the test.
 
Members must be Quality Assurance certified by June 15 to be eligible to compete at the County Fair. No trainings will be held after June 15.


Scholarship Applications

Gerald & Velma Applebee Scholarship

The Gerald & Velma Applebee Scholarship Fund, Inc. is offering one $300 scholarship to an outstanding student who has been in 4-H within the last four years and who is interested in continuing their education. Payments will be made directly to the school of the recipient's choice. Application Deadline is April 10, 2015.

Gerald & Velma Applebee Scholarship application


2015 Photography Career Exhibit Print Themes

UNIT II: NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER EXHIBIT PRINT: Explore a career as an editorial photographer.  Editorial photographers take pictures that highlight the topics being written about in books, magazines, and newspapers. Editorial photos should be creative, powerful images that tell an intriguing story.  Let's tell a story about why we love our Nebraska communities.  Capture editorial photos that tell a story about your Nebraska Community. SF86.98(2)

UNIT III: NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER EXHIBIT PRINT: Explore a career as a commercial photographer. Commercial photographers take pictures that are used for promotional purposes. Commercial photographs are often used in print and online communication materials (advertisements, brochures, flyers, web sites, social media banners, direct email messages, etc.). Capture commercial photos that tell the story of 4-H in your Nebraska community; photos should show the Nebraska 4-H Program in action. Photos may be used to promote the UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. SF86.98(3)(6)


 4-H Club Year End Reporting

Nebraska 4-H policy requires all 4-H clubs to submit an End of the Year Financial Report to account for the dollars received and expended in the name of 4-H.
Most 4-H clubs raise money to support club activities through the collection of dues or by holding specific fundraisers. Because 4-H is an educational organization authorized through the USDA, several procedures must be followed when working with a club treasury. The key point to remember is the ability to show and prove proper accountability of how club funds have been received and expended. 4-H money is public money and we are responsible for its appropriate use.  Year End Club Reports – Due February 15

Year end reports letter (pdf)

Year end 4-H Club treasurer's report (pdf)

Year end 4-H Club general report (pdf)


Career Portfolio

The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska 4-H youth; it is a composite of all 4-H and non 4-H projects/activities throughout the individual's 4-H career.

The 4-H Career Portfolio includes a:

  •    cover
  •    pre-printed tab dividers
  •    application and curriculum Forms
  •    4-H career portfolio
  •    4-H curriculum story
  •    supporting material (4 photo pages, 2 non-photo pages)

You can take a look at the instructions and print the pages from the State 4-H Website, or pick up copies at the Extension Office.


Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program

Encourages Youth to Engage in a Variety of Projects and Activities

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring and contributing citizens. The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H. Participation in this program is optional.
Anyone with Adobe Reader can fill-in, save and print the pdf files. Check out Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program for more information, or contact the UNL Extension Office at 308-632-1480.

Program Benefits (pdf)Diamond Clover Transparent
Accomplishments from Which to Choose:
Level 1 - Amethyst Plan & Report
Level 2 - Aquamarine Plan & Report
Level 3 - Ruby Plan & Report
Level 4 - Sapphire Plan & Report
Level 5 - Emerald Plan & Report
Level 6 - Diamond Part 1
Level 6 - Diamond Part 2


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The Scotts Bluff County March Newsletter (6 pgs) is now available!

Scotts Bluff County Archived Newsletters:

February 2015 (7pgs)
January 2015 (6 pgs)
2014 Year End
December 2014 (7pgs)
September 2014 (6pgs)
July Pre-Fair Newsletter 2014 (4pgs)
July 2014 (7pgs)
June 2014 (9pgs)
May 2014 (7pgs)
April 2014 (9pgs)

Spotlight on 4-H - Leader Newsletter     


2015 Scotts Bluff County 4-H Calendar (1pg)

Revised 2-6-15