4-H Alerts

Raise Your Hand Promotion Begins March 1!
Fri, 02/24/2017

Between March 1 – June 30, 2017, National 4-H will kick off the “Raise Your Hand” promotion that will focus more upon attracting 4-H alumni back to the program as parents, volunteers, and donors. During this promotion, alumni will be asked to complete the following steps:
 
1)       Raise Your Hand – Complete the form at http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand to show your pride as a 4‑H alum.
2)       Compete for your state – Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised.
3)       Pay it Forward – Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at http://4‑H.org/RaiseYourHand.

On Thursday, February 23, a Zoom Video Conference was held, outlining Nebraska's participation in the Raise Your Hand promotion. This video conference recording, as well as other digital and print materials, email and newsletter summaries, and sign up flyers, can be found at http://go.unl.edu/rasieyourhand.

Please note the following:

  • Only those who complete the Raise Your Hand form between March 1 - June 30 will be counted. Begin promotions next Wednesday, March 1. 
  • If Nebraska receives the most number of hands raised and receives a $20,000, $10,000, or $5,000 award, the funds will be used to further STEM capacity for youth. Each county would receive 1 - National Youth Science Day kit, Teens as Teachers would be used to deliver NYSD to underserved youth, and interns would be hired to complete STEM work. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tracy Pracheil at tpracheil2@unl.edu or at 402-472-9016. Thanks for your support of this campaign!

Author: Tracy Pracheil, Danielle Dewees, Stuart Shepherd


National 4-H Youth Advisory Committe
Fri, 02/24/2017

Nominations for the newly launched National 4-H Youth Advisory Committee are due by March 2, 2017, at 5 PM EST.  Selected youth will help National 4-H Council engage young people to inform the Board of Trustees and to assume real leadership roles in helping to drive Council's work. More information can be found at: http://go.unl.edu/3vb6

Author: National 4-H Council


We the People 4-H Curriculum Zoom Presentation
Fri, 02/24/2017

We the People curriculum provides the facilitator with a cohesive educational plan to guide intentional learning experiences with youth that will prepare them with the knowledge and competencies to become active and engaged citizens.  We the People is especially designed to prepare youth for a meaningful capstone event, such as the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus conference.  Plan to join the Zoom Video Conference on Monday, March 21, 2017, at 10am CT to learn more about the six lessons and how to facilitate the experience with your next CWF trip.

Zoom:  https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/j/725427226

Author: Angela Abts


Horse Judging School
Fri, 02/24/2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is pleased to announce its 2017 Horse Judging School, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., April 22, 2017, at the UNL Animal Science Complex, on East Campus. 

This horse show judges school is a must for current judges, aspiring judges, judging team coaches, and youth. UNL Extension Equine Specialist Kathy Anderson said the judges school is also perfect for exhibitors because it is the best way to learn how one is being judged, so exhibitors can do a better job when in the arena. 

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Show Judging Certification test will be offered at no additional cost for those needing to be re-certified, or desiring to become new 4-H Horse judges.

A great addition to this year’s school is not only will there will be classroom sessions, but there will be live classes in the arena to practice. Horsemanship, trail, ranch riding, halter, and how to conduct oral reasons the collegiate way will be the focus of this year’s school.

Speakers include:

  • Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension Equine Specialist
  • Lena Luck, UNL Extension Equine Specialist for youth
  • Rebecca Gunderson, UNL equine graduate student

The cost per person is $30 for youth, ages 10 -18 years old, and $40 for adults, ages 19 years and older.  

Please register at http://go.unl.edu/hyjc to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Horse Judging School.

Please feel free to contact Kathy Anderson for more information at 402-472-6414 or kanderson1@unl.edu or visit: http://animalscience.unl.edu/horse. For more information on the Nebraska 4-H Horse Show Judge Certification test, visit: http://animalscience.unl.edu/horse-judging-information#tab4

Author: Peta-Gaye Clachar


Livestock Project Management 101 Webinar
Fri, 02/17/2017

On Wednesday, Brad Bennett and Bob Meduna offered a Livestock Project Management 101 webinar. We will be offering a repeat session on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00 am and we have arranged a larger zoom meeting to accommodate more participants.

 

The zoom connection information for the Tuesday session is below or you can watch the Wednesday recording here: https://unl.box.com/s/hywsk0fo2p29imu01fhqilcem638vtyy

Topics addressed include:

State Fair Livestock Identification Requirements

EID Tags & County Only Tags

Premises ID Review

Transition from Livestock Quality Assurance (LQA) to Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

Topic: 4-H Livestock Meeting

Time: Feb 21, 2017 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/j/794759452

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,794759452# or +16465588656,794759452#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 794 759 452

    International numbers available: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=LPiuqULT8VitWFac3AMDdMIzzoX2CHGZ

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323:

        162.255.37.11 (US West)

        162.255.36.11 (US East)

        221.122.88.195 (China)

        115.114.131.7 (India)

        213.19.144.110 (EMEA)

    Meeting ID: 794 759 452

    SIP: 794759452@zoomcrc.com

Author: Jill Lingard, Brad Bennett


Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop in Albion
Fri, 02/17/2017

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for April in Albion. It will be held April 1-2 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion. The deadline to register for the Albion session is March 22nd.

Volunteers have the opportunity to become certified as an adult (21 years and older) or apprentice (14-20 years old) leader. Four project areas will be offered at the Albion Workshop - rifle, hunting skills, shotgun, and archery. There is a minimum number of participants needed to offer these disciplines at the workshop. Workshop participants will learn under expert instruction from members of the Nebraska State 4-H Shooting Sports Training Team.                                                       

The registration fee is $110.00 per person for initial certification and those individuals adding an additional discipline. This fee includes meals, supplies and program materials. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements. Registration on Saturday runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.                                                                                  

Please share this information with volunteers in your county. For more workshop information and registration link, go to the 4-H Shooting Sports web page.  Also contact your local Nebraska Extension Office or Steve Pritchard at (402)395-2158 or (308)536-2691. Registration is available only online at the link provided in the brochure or they can register directly by clicking HERE.

Author: Steve Pritchard


FFA & 4-H Organizational License Plates
Fri, 02/17/2017

The Nebraska FFA and the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, in cooperation with the Nebraska FFA Alumni, have submitted an application for a FFA and 4-H organizational license plate to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. The license plate artwork can be seen at http://go.unl.edu/4hffalicenseplate.

The DMV approves or denies such applications quarterly.  We will receive notification at the end of March 2017 regarding its status. At that time, if we receive approval, we are requesting all interested supporters of FFA & 4-H to consider purchasing this plate for their vehicles. These license plates will go into production as soon as we receive 250 applications.

Author: Stuart Shepherd


AFNR Career Pathways Experience
Fri, 02/17/2017

IANR's Science Literacy Initiative will once again be coordinating the “Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Pathways Experience” for students as part of state FFA convention.  This event is a great opportunity to recruit students, engage FFA youth in our work, and have a great time!  

The event will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 10am-4pm on the 5th concourse in Pinnacle Bank Arena.  It will give students a hands-on approach to explore the seven agricultural education career pathways including:  agribusiness systems, animal systems, environmental service systems, food products and processing systems, natural resources systems, plant systems, and power/structural & technical systems.  

We are looking for individuals to facilitate activities during this event.  Individuals will be provided with three tables and have access to electricity.  Free parking and lunch will be provided.   In addition, you can be reimbursed for up to $100 for supplies.  

If you are interested in participating, please complete the Google form by Wednesday, March 1. Let us know which one of the 7 career pathways your activity would be included in and a brief summary of your proposed activity.  The link to the form is:  https://tinyurl.com/afnrcareerpathwaysexperience

Let us know if you have questions, need ideas, or need any special arrangements.  I will follow up with more specific details in March.  This will be a fun event that will allow you to share your expertise and recruit students.  We look forward to working with you!

Author: Molly Brandt


Nebraska's Participation in Raise Your Hand Promotion, Zoom Video Conference on 2/23/17
Fri, 02/10/2017

Between March 1 – June 30, 2017, National 4-H will kick off the “Raise Your Hand” promotion that will focus more upon attracting 4-H alumni back to the program as parents, volunteers, and donors. During this promotion, alumni will be asked to complete the following steps:
 
1)       Raise Your Hand – Complete the form at http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand to show your pride as a 4‑H alum.
2)       Compete for your state – Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised.
3)       Pay it Forward – Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at http://4‑H.org/RaiseYourHand.
 
On Thursday, February 23, at 10am CT/9am MT, a Zoom session will be held to share the resources that will be made available to Nebraska 4-H Extension staff for implementation of this campaign locally.
 
With every alumni hand that is raised, Nebraska 4-H has the opportunity to receive $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 from National 4-H Council. Join us on February 23 to learn how we can position our state as a national leader in the “Raise Your Hand” promotion!
 
Topic: Nebraska 4-H and Raise Your Hand Promotion
Time: Feb 23, 2017 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/j/190674154 

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,190674154# or +16465588656,190674154#

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 190 674 154

    International numbers available: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=TBTA7321Ac8ZlYjug3kvmlgkS_Ogc3y-

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: 

        162.255.37.11 (US West)

        162.255.36.11 (US East)

        221.122.88.195 (China)

        115.114.131.7 (India)

        213.19.144.110 (EMEA)

    Meeting ID: 190 674 154

    SIP: 190674154@zoomcrc.com

Author: Tracy Pracheil, Danielle Dewees, Stuart Shepherd


Navigating Difference Professional Development Opportunity
Fri, 02/10/2017

Our third Navigating Difference (ND) Multicultural and Diversity Training is scheduled for April 6-7, 2017, in Lincoln at the Staybridge Suites.  Please note that the registration deadline is March 10, however registration is limited to 25 and these spots go quickly.  The class is filling up fast so don’t wait too long to register You can register at https://www.regonline.com/navigatingdifference-APR.  Shortly after the April registration is full, you will receive more information about ND and the IDI instrument and coaching.

Author: Jackie Guzman, Maria de Guzman, Cathy Johnston


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