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Horsemanship Level Testings

The 2018 group testings will be held at the Lancaster Event Center – Amy Countryman Arena on the following Tuesday evenings: April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5 and June 26. Anyone wishing to be tested must sign-up one week in advance by contacting Kate Pulec at kpulec3@unl.edu or 402-441-7180. All other horsemanship level requirements must be completed and handed in to Kate before the riding skills portion can be done.

Poultry Judging Clinic, April 21

A 4-H Poultry Judging Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Animal Science Building on UNL East Campus. Cost is $10. Registration deadline is April 13. The judging manual may be purchased from the Extension office or at the clinic for $8. More details HERE

Spring Fling Dressage Schooling Show and "Ride-A-Test" Dressage Clinic

The annual Spring Fling Dressage Schooling Show, provided by the Lancaster County Horse VIPS committee and Esprit De Corps 4-H Club, will be held on Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center – Pavilion 3. Open to all ages to benefit the 4-H horse program. Entries are due April 25. The next day, a "Ride-A-Test" Dressage Clinic will be held at the same location. Show Flyer and Entry Form HERE

4-H Clothing Level 1 Workshop, May 6

Clothing Superintendent Kath Conroy will teach a 4-H Clothing Level 1 Workshop, “What You Need to Know,” on Sunday, May 6, 1:30–3 p.m. at the JOANN Fabrics and Crafts store, East Park Plaza, 220 N. 66th St., Lincoln. This free workshop is designed to answer all questions and provide a great start. No registration required.

Sheep & Meat Goat Weigh-In, May 15

4-H/FFA market sheep or market meat goat exhibitors planning to participate in the performance class based on rate of gain at the Lancaster County Super Fair must have their lambs and goats weighed on Tuesday, May 15, 6–7 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center – Pavilion 1.

Fair Book for Super Fair

The 4-H & FFA Fair Book contains entry information for exhibiting in 4-H/FFA at the Lancaster County Super Fair, which will be Aug. 2-5, 2018. The Fair Book is now online HERE and indicates changes from last year's Fair Book in green text. Fair Books have been mailed to 4-H/FFA families.

New 4-H Livestock Requirements

New Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (formerly Quality Assurance) requirements have been expanded to include ALL livestock exhibitors (not just those showing market animals). 4-H Livestock ID/Ownership requirements for showing at State Fair and/or AKSARBEN Stock Show have changed for 2018. Details HERE

New 4-H Cooking Project Books

Starting in 2018, Lancaster County will be using the new 4-H Cooking series, 4-H Cooking 101-401. A new Home Food Preservation series is also available. “Let’s Bake Quick Breads” is another new foods project book which includes gluten-free bread recipes. More information HERE

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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
4-H Year in Review!

In 2017, Lancaster County 4-H engaged 35,946 youth through clubs, school enrichment and after-school programs. 1,946 adults volunteered. Lancaster County, 4-H is a cooperative effort between University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Lancaster County government.

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