This month we would like to congratulate the County Liners 4-H Club for being awarded the Nebraska 4-H Club of the Month for October 2017. This Club from Meadow Grove, in Antelope County, has truly made a difference in its community. The club is dedicated to building strong citizenship and teamwork through various activities.
The County Liners 4’H Club currently has over 30 members age 5-18 years old and have helped Antelope County 4-H grow considerably in the last four years. There was only one member left in this club in 2013. When a group of kids decided they wanted to become more involved in 4-H, a vote was taken to continue the tradition of County Liner excellence in Antelope County as opposed to starting a new Club.
The County Liners host meetings multiple times a year and vote on officers annually promoting the involvement of multiple club members. Since 2013, the County Liners have adopted 2 miles of highway 275, hold meetings approximately 8 times per year, hosted multiple project dates (quilting, welding, shooting sports, cookie baking, photography, and poultry information), held the Herdsmanship award for large or small breeds during the Antelope County Fair each year and donated to a boy and girl on the Angel Tree at Christmas. The club also started an annual horse show at the Antelope County fairgrounds in 2016, assisted with community fund-raising for families in need, donated award/trophy money to the County Fair board, produced multiple members and actively participate in the Antelope County Fair Committee and participated in Horse Bowl.
Additionally, one County Liners member received the Outstanding Boy of the Year for his hard work. The club was awarded Club of the Year for Antelope County in 2015. This Club continues to look for ways to be involved in the community and promote 4-H. The members have enjoyed learning about 4-H, their motto, beliefs and the promotion of youth. They look forward to continuing to be active in Antelope County.
The Nebraska 4-H Foundation provides the 4-H Club of the Month program to all Nebraska 4-H clubs throughout the state. Clubs can nominate themselves by telling why their club should be chosen as Club of the Month. A different club will be chosen each month and will be awarded with a certificate and $50 cash card. For more information visit the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Did you attend the Husker football game against Ohio State on October 14th? If so, you probably saw Nebraska 4-H featured on Husker Vision during half time. As the band exited the field, the NU for NE: Shaping Future Nebraska Leaders video was shown to thousands of Husker fans. The one-minute video shows how Nebraska 4-H is shaping future Nebraska leaders.
Enrollment is now open for the 2018 program year! Enrollment is not required for many 4-H programs and events. However, club and independent members are required to officially enroll through 4-H Online each year to maintain membership. By enrolling youth have the opportunity to participate in county fairs, the Nebraska State Fair, and additional statewide programs. Club and project leaders must also enroll through 4-H Online each year. There is no state-level fee for officially enrolling. However, some counties or clubs may implement their own annual fees. Additionally, each county implements their own enrollment deadlines. Please contact your local 4-H office for more information.
Take your support of “Making the Best Better” and “Learning to Do” wherever you go with the new license plates showcasing Nebraska 4-H and Nebraska FFA! The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska FFA Association in cooperation with the Nebraska FFA Alumni, have teamed up to create the first ever license plate supporting the two largest youth organizations in Nebraska. Similar to other organizational specialty license plates, there must be 250 applications received before the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing this organizational plate. Order yours today by filling out the application form and mailing it along with the $70 fee to the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Be one of the first 4-H and FFA license plate owners and show the world you are an advocate of these outstanding youth organizations. Show your support of using your “Head, Heart, Hands and Health” to promote “Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success”.
Nebraska 4-H youth, families, and volunteers are invited to participate in a statewide community service effort by creating and donating quilts to the service men and women who are protecting our country and who are "touched by war." The quilts will be collected and given through the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
4-H members and volunteers can work alone or in groups to make the quilts. Donations of fabric, batting or machine-quilting may be located in order to complete the project. Service organizations or other donors in the community may help provide funds for the Quilt of Valor. The quilts may then be entered in county fairs and the Nebraska State Fair in the citizenship, quilt quest, or design decisions project areas.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please review the Nebraska 4-H Quilts of Valor Statewide Guidelines.
The Quilts of Valor Presentation will be held at the Nebraska State Fair. For times and locations, please see the 4-H State Fair schedule.
Thank you for your support of the United States military!
Clubs, families, and 4-H'ers are encouraged to submit their 4-H community service projects of any scale to our statewide community service map. Service to the community is an integral part of the 4-H experience. This map is a way of showing the value of 4-H'ers contributions and a chance for youth to gain statewide recognition for their efforts. See the current map or submit your own community service project using the links below.
4-H Grows Here... Empowering youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
In Nebraska, 4-H reaches 1-in-3 age-eligible youth and engages youth and families in all 93 counites. As positive development professionals, we strive to prepare youth for their successful futures through career development and healthy living. We engage them in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and Agricultural Literacy efforts that will enable them to lead these industries in the future. And, we empower their unique leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirits that will ensure they make a lasting and positive contribution to their communities.
Data included in the 2016 Impact Report represents youth responses from across the state following their engagement in one or more 4-H program experiences, more than 4,000 responses were collected. 4-H reaches youth in clubs, afterschool, school enrichment, special interest and camp programming.