Youth Gardening - County/State Fair Contest Resources

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Resources for 4-H Plant Science Contests at the Lancaster County & Nebraska State Fairs.

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2020 Lancaster County 4-H Plant Science Contests

Due to COVID-19, the Lancaster County 4-H Plant Science contests previously planned for July 8 will be changed from in-person to online. The contests will be open to all youth, as well as adults. Youth do not need to be enrolled 4-H members to participate. Advance registration is not needed. Ribbons and premiums will be provided to enrolled Lancaster County 4-H youth.

Participants choose which portions of the contest to participate in:

  • Horticulture Contest (use Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging Contest)
  • Tree Identification (use Lancaster County 4-H Online Tree ID Contest)
  • Grass & Weed Identification (use Lancaster County 4-H Online Grass & Weed ID Contest)

2020 Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging Contest

Nebraska 4-H offers a statewide online Horticulture Judging Contest which tests 4-H'ers knowledge in three areas: general knowledge questions, plant part and seed identification, as well as a judging portion. This year the contest will be available from Friday, June 5, 8 a.m. through Monday, June 22. The link to participate will be https://go.unl.edu/hortcontest.

2020 Lancaster 4-H Online Tree ID and Grass & Weed ID Contests

The Lancaster County 4-H Online Tree ID and Grass & Weed ID Contests provides youth an opportunity to test their knowledge of identifying plants that grow in Nebraska. The contest is open to all youth, as well as adults. Youth do not need to be enrolled 4-H members to participate. The contest will be available from Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 9 a.m. through Friday, July 17, 2020, 9 a.m. The link to participate will be https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/youth/fair/treegrassweedcontests.

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Resources for Plant Exhibits at Lancaster County Super Fair & Nebraska State Fair

4-H members and volunteers should use these resources to help prepare plant exhibits for Lancaster County Super Fair and Nebraska State Fair Contests.