4-H Alerts

4h.unl.edu Content Updates
Fri, 06/23/2017

Below is a list of Nebraska 4-H webpages with recent content updates. Please contact the specific program coordinator for more information. The program coordinator’s information can be found at the bottom of the program webpage.

Author: Danielle Dewees


Nebraska State Fair 4-H Presentations Contest Updates
Fri, 06/23/2017

The 4-H Presentations Contests (Illustrated Presentations, Premier Presenter, Teaching (Trade Show Exhibit) Presentations, and the Digital Video – 4-H FilmFest), will take place in the 4-H/FFA Exhibit Hall and in Raising Nebraska on the State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Nebraska, on select days during the 2017 Nebraska State Fair. 

In order to participate in the 2017 Nebraska State Fair 4-H Presentations Contests, 4-H youth must be 10 years old by January 1, 2017. All classes require the presence of the contestant(s). Additional participation requirements, and scoresheets, can be found in the Nebraska State Fair 4-H Fairbook at http://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/communications-expressive-arts/communications.

Participant Registration Information Helpsheets found at http://4h.unl.edu/employee/presentation-contest can be used to assist youth with registering for the State Fair 4-H Presentations Contests. If your county office chooses to register 4-H youth in this contest, 4-H youth may complete the forms found on this page and return to you for entrance into Showorks. These processes can also be found in the State Fair Operations Handbook (http://4h.unl.edu/employeeresourcenebraskastatefair) on page 17-18. A County Presentations Contest News Release Template can also be found at http://4h.unl.edu/resourcepresentationscontest.

While the Fairbook shares this information, also, just a few participation reminders:

  • All presentations in Division 151: 4-H Illustrated Presentations Contest must have received a purple rating at a County 4-H Presentations Contest.  
  • All presentations in Division 152: Teaching (Trade Show Exhibit) Presentation or Division 153: Digital Video – 4-H FilmFest that has been previously been shared at the County 4-H Presentation Contest or other event that has a live audience (4-H Club Meeting, Community Event, etc.) is eligible for State Fair. 
  • All participants must register online in Showorks; they will then receive an email from 4HOnline providing them with additional details and an opportunity to select their exact presentation time.

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

Author: Tracy Pracheil


National 4-H Film Festival
Fri, 06/23/2017

The National 4-H FilmFestival will be held July 23-26, 2017, at the Stoney Creek Inn in Independence, Missouri. The FilmFest is for youth who are filmmakers, visual artists, aspiring actors, and for those who are just interested in meeting other creative people. All access passes are available for $129/person until June 30. Film submissions will also be accepted until June 30; the film submission form is available on the FilmFest 4-H web site, and submitting a film is not a requirement to attend FilmFest 4-H. Full details about the National 4-H FilmFestival can be found at http://filmfest4h.org.

Author: Bradd Anderson, Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development


Upcoming Youth Entrepreneurship Competition & Showcase Opportunities
Wed, 06/21/2017

Several of you may be working on – or about to start – an ESI Summer camp experience in your area.  This message is to let you know about some of the upcoming youth competitions and showcases.  Also, a flyer with the same information can be found at
https://unl.box.com/s/3lhzwohw6o2g0utsv1mnic792f101it8.  Please share this information with your campers. 
 

ESI State Fair - Showcase
September 3, 2017  -  Grand Island, NE
Youth engaged in EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) will each set up a booth to display, market and sell products they have created. This is an interactive experience where they will have the opportunity to demonstrate customer service, product presentation and  financial record keeping.

Contact:
Dagen Valentine -
dvalentine2@unl.edu 
               
Nancy Eberle - 
neberle@mainstaycomm.net

Big Idea Pitch Competition
November 1, 2017 -  Kearney, NE
This event is open to anyone, middle school to adult, with a new business idea. A 2-minute video of your idea “pitch” must be submitted.  All videos submitted by will be evaluated by local entrepreneurs.  It’s easy, it’s free and it’s a great learning experience. 

URL: http://www.unk.edu/academics/crrd/business_idea_contest.php

ESI Capitol Contest
January 2018 - Date - TBD - Lincoln, NE
This is a wonderful opportunity for young entrepreneurs to share business ideas they have developed, talk with Legislative officials, tour the capitol, receive special recognition from the legislative body and perhaps go home with a cash prize from the competitive event!

URL: TBD

For more information about these events or to spread the word about a state or regional event in your area please contact:

Nancy Eberle, Special Projects Coordinator, Nebraska Extension
402-736-4691 (Home Office)
402-366-8001 (Cell)
neberle@mainstaycomm.net

Dagen Valentine, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Educator, Nebraska Extension 
49 Filley Hall, Lincoln, NE  68583
402-472-3027
dvalentine2@unl.edu 

Author: Nancy Eberle, Dagen Valentine


2017 ESI State Fair Showcase
Wed, 06/21/2017

Summer camp season is upon us once again! 

Several of you may be working on – or about to start – an ESI Summer camp experience in your area.  This message is to let you know that we will be having a “showcase” in the 4-H Building during the Nebraska State Fair again this summer.  Here are some of the details:

Date of showcase/sale event:  September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

Where:  4-H Building – Nebraska State Fair – Grand Island NE

When:  1 pm to 4:00 pm (Youth will need to be present and set up prior to that time – arrive between 12-12:30 to accomplish that)

Unloading and Reloading:  We have asked for and hope to receive unloading passes for each youth entrepreneur this year so items don’t have to be moved from public parking into the 4-H building

Entry Fees:  No fee for the showcase, but entry passes will be obtained for the youth entrepreneur and one adult

 Please share this information with your campers.  For more information, please feel free to contact me anytime.  To register for the event, you, or the camper and family can contact me using any of the options below.

Nancy Eberle, Special Projects Coordinator, Nebraska Extension
402-736-4691 (Home Office)
402-366-8001 (Cell)
neberle@mainstaycomm.net

Dagen Valentine, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Educator, Nebraska Extension 
49 Filley Hall, Lincoln, NE  68583
402-472-3027
dvalentine2@unl.edu 

Author: Nancy Eberle, Dagen Valentine


Nebraska 4-H Checking In Sessions
Tue, 06/20/2017

We are planning two zoom sessions in order to check-in to see how things are going and how we might be able to better support your work.  These are not at all mandatory, but rather an open discussion with Q&A to hear what you’re thinking about/concerns, how we can help, etc.  They will be recorded.  The dates/times are as follows: 

  1. June 28, 10:00 - 10:30 CT for Extension Support Staff
    Note:  we are scheduled for 30 minutes but will stay on longer if the discussion continues.
    Zoom Info
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/j/431908295
    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,,431908295# or +14086380968,,431908295#
    Or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 431 908 295

  2. June 29, 2:00 – 2:30 CT for Extension Educators/Assistants
    Note:  we are scheduled for 30 minutes but will stay on longer if the discussion continues.
    Zoom Info
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/j/158529286
    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,,158529286# or +16465588656,,158529286#
    Or Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 158 529 286

Author: Kathleen Lodl


4h.unl.edu Content Updates
Fri, 06/16/2017

Below is a list of Nebraska 4-H webpages with recent content updates. Please contact the specific program coordinator for more information. The program coordinator’s information can be found at the bottom of the program webpage.

- Employee: Companion Animal (6/15)

http://4h.unl.edu/employee/companion-animal

- 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships: Donors (6/15) http://4h.unl.edu/4hssnationalchamp/donors

- 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships: Schedule (6/15) http://4h.unl.edu/4hssnationalchamp/schedule

- Video Cat Showmanship Contest (6/13)

http://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-showmanship-contest

- Employee: County Fair (6/9) http://4h.unl.edu/employee/county-fair

- State Fair Fairbook: Communications (6/7) http://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/communications-expressive-arts/communications

- Employee: Presentations Contest (6/7)

http://4h.unl.edu/employee/presentation-contest

- Presentations Contest (6/7) http://4h.unl.edu/presentation-contest

Author: Danielle Dewees


4-H Video Cat Showmanship Contest
Fri, 06/16/2017

As many of you know, there is no longer a cat show at the Nebraska State Fair; therefore, we wanted to give youth interested in showing their cats an option to demonstrate their knowledge in a state level contest.  This summer, we will be holding a Video Cat Showmanship contest.

Video Cat Showmanship Contest:  Youth will be judged on their cat showmanship presentation and cat knowledge.  Open to youth over 10 as of January 1, 2017.  Free registration.  A video recording done by the county extension office will be submitted as the entry to be judged.  Entries are now being accepted and will be accepted until August 10 at 5pm.

Youth who want to participate will need to make arrangements with their county extension office to video tape them giving their cat showmanship presentation.  The county staff will record the presentation and ask the youth pre-determined questions.  One way to do this would be to offer to tape youth after the conclusion of your county fair cat show so the youth and their cat are already prepared to present.

For rules:  http://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-showmanship-contest

For employee resources including a promotional flyer, instructions for county staff and the entry form: http://4h.unl.edu/employee/companion-animal

This is our first time doing this so contact Lisa Karr at 402-472-6458 or at lisa.karr@unl.edu if you have any questions. 

Author: Lisa Karr


Preparation for 2017 National Youth Science Day
Fri, 06/16/2017

4-H professionals across the country are preparing for the 2017 National Youth Science Day, the world’s largest youth-led science experiment, to be held October 4, 2017!

View a step-by-step video guide on how this year's 4-H NYSD Challenge, Incredible Wearables, works at http://go.unl.edu/zosj.

Also, register today to learn more about this year’s 4-H NYSD challenge during a live webinar training on Tuesday, June 20.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to access resources you can use to get youth involved in your community.

Author: Nebraska 4-H


4-H Growth Goals
Fri, 06/09/2017

As we enter our summer seasons, I wanted to send out a reminder about working towards Growth Goals for 2017. Those goals that were submitted via qualitrics and can be found at https://unl.box.com/s/1cwrvnjiqjzv4bgv4ngx6qc54d1rp06t. If you notice that your goal has shifted or is not included, please feel free to email it directly to me. If you need assistance in reaching your goals for 2017, please reach out to your District Coordinators.  Please note growth goal reports will be due October 31, 2017.  I will send out the link for the report closer to the due date. 

Author: Maria Walker


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