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4-H/FFA Entry Hangtags

4-H/FFA exhibitors can get free 4-H/FFA entry pass hangtags for their immediate families at the Extension office (available now thru Aug. 3). These entry passes allow one vehicle and its occupants to enter the fairgrounds each day Thursday, Aug. 4–Monday, Aug. 8, and park in designated areas. Learn more here

Volunteer & Have Fun at 4-H Food Booth at Super Fair

Several shifts still need filled for the 4-H Corner Stop food booth at the Lancaster County Super Fair. The food booth is Lancaster County 4-H Council’s primary fundraiser. 4-H Council asks clubs and independent members to help by staffing a shift at the 4-H Corner Stop. Details and Sign-up

Rabbit Tattooing Opportunity, July 23

There will be a 4-H rabbit tattooing opportunity provided by the Rabbit VIPS Committee on Saturday, July 23, 9–11 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Cost is $1 per rabbit. Rabbits must have permanent tattoo in left ear before coming to the Super Fair.

Table Setting Contest Deadline July 25

The Table Setting Contest is a fun way to learn how to properly set a table, plan a nutritious meal, express originality and creativity in choosing a theme, and present to a judge. It will be Friday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m. at the Super Fair. Must preregister by July 25. Details

4-H/FFA Fair Books - New Opportunities!

The Lancaster County 4-H and FFA Fair Book contains entry information for 4-H & FFA members exhibiting in 4-H/FFA . Check out the online version - you'll find changes from last year’s Fair Book in green text. Here is a list of new 4-H exhibit classes at fair. The online version is available here

Super Fair 4-H/FFA Premium Payouts Procedure

Read carefully — premiums not picked up at the specified time will be forfeited! No changes or corrections will be made on premium amounts after 14 days:

STATIC EXHIBITS and CONTESTS: Premium payouts for all static exhibits and contests held before and during the fair must be picked up on Monday, August 8, 7–11 a.m. in the Lincoln Room (except Livestock Judging, rabbit and poultry contests). With proper identification, parents, guardians, 4-H club leaders and FFA chapter advisors will also be permitted to pick up and sign for exhibitor premiums.

ANIMAL EXHIBITORS (except horse, rabbit and poultry):: All 4-H & FFA animal exhibitors will receive premium payouts as they exit the show arena. Livestock Judging Contest participants will receive premium payouts after the contests.

HORSE EXHIBITORS:: Premium payouts will be made to 4-H members, their parents or their 4-H leaders on Monday, August 8, 7–11 a.m. in the Lincoln Room. The entire 4-H club must have removed all bedding from each stall in order for premiums to be received. Stalls will be checked by an Ag Society member. Signatures from all representatives receiving payments will be required.

RABBIT EXHIBITORS:: All rabbit payouts (including rabbit shows and contests) will be made to 4-H’ers at the Rabbit Awards on Sunday, August 7, 5:30 p.m. in the Business Center - Nebraska Room.

POULTRY EXHIBITORS: :All poultry payouts (including poultry shows and contests) will be made to 4-H’ers at the Poultry Awards on Thursday, August 4, following the poultry events, in the Business Center - Nebraska Room.

AKSARBEN 4-H Show Entries Due Aug. 7 & State Fair Animal Entries Due Aug. 10

AKSARBEN Details | Nebraska State Fair Details

Spotlight Newsletter for Volunteers

Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” for 4-H volunteers, members and families is posted online. July's topics include Better Kid Care! | What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? | 4-H and Washington D.C. | How to Write a Scholarship Application | 4-H STEAM 1 Clothing Skills | 4-H Focuses on New Food Exhibits | Watching Clover Kids Grow | UNL - Guaranteed Job Offers Thru CASNR Read Here

Are You Interested in 4-H?

If you are interested in the 4-H program in Lancaster County, Nebraska, you can fill out an on-line form to let us know how we can help you. It's easy. This form is for both youth who want to join 4-H and adults who are interested in volunteering! Fill Out The Form

4-H Clover College Photos are on Flickr Now

Clover College photos are now on Flickr. This year's Clover College featured 58 workshops in 4 days, attended by 174 youth with 1,023 total class registrations! View Photos Here

Nominate your club for 4-H Club of the Month

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have joined together to recognize 4-H clubs throughout the state of Nebraska. Any 4-H club may nominate themselves to be the Club of the Month. Clubs who are chosen receive a $50 cash card. Learn more

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Find 4-H Clubs in Your Community! If you live outside of Lancaster County, Nebraska and would like more information about 4-H programs in your community, contact your local extension office. To find your local office, visit HERE

Heart of 4-H Award - August 2016
Lancaster County 4-H Heart of 4-H Award

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Lincoln Center Kiwanis as winner of August’s “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

Lincoln Center Kiwanis has supported the 4-H program for over 50 years! Lincoln Center Kiwanis currently has nearly 98 members who live in Lincoln, rural Lancaster County and surrounding communities. Their activities include:

  • presenting “Outstanding 4-H Club Awards” to the top 4-H clubs participating in the Lancaster County Super Fair,
  • annually awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior active in Lancaster County 4-H,
  • sponsoring the annual Kiwanis Karnival, a free family event, and
  • supporting the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center by helping build cabins and with landscaping — including donating, planting and caring for trees.

Many Kiwanis members have been 4-H club leaders and/or Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center board members. The Lincoln Center Kiwanis has also supported the Lancaster County Fair for numerous years, including helping serve the Family Barbecue. Bill Caldwell, Kiwanis member says, “4-H is the best single investment in youth. My favorite experience volunteering is all activities where youth are excited.” Kiwanis President Keith Prettyman says, “I like being there for youth -- there is no better way to make them understand they are important and valued.”

Lancaster County 4-H thanks Lincoln Center Kiwanis for their partnership and individual members for their time and talents. People like them are indeed the heart of 4-H!

To find out more about Lincoln Center Kiwanis, go to www.kiwanislincoln.org.

Lancaster County 4-H presents a Heart of 4-H Award to a Lancaster County 4-H volunteer each month! These volunteers are recognized for their outstanding volunteer service. You can nominate a deserving volunteer!

4-H Year in Review!

In 2015, Lancaster County 4-H involved nearly: 1,017 club members, 248 independent members, 2,205 youth in afterschool & summer programs which incorporated 4-H activities, and 20,582 youth in 4-H school enrichment programs. Nearly 1,345 adults volunteered!

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