Welcome to Knox County 4-H!
4-H Youth Enrollment Information
2015 4-H Project Resource Central (formerly Pick-A-Project Guide pdf-26 pages). A Curriculum Resource Guide for 4-H Projects and Activities.
2015 4-H Youth Enrollment Form (pdf-6 pages)
Clover Kids Brochure (pdf-6 pages)
Clover Kids Program Parent Information
2015 4-H Calendar of Events
2014 Knox County Fair Carcass & Gain Contest Results
- Swine Carcass Contest
- Market Beef Carcass
- Market Sheep Carcass
- Swine Gain
- Market Beef Gain
- Stocker Feeder Gain
- Feeder Market Gain
- Bucket Calf Gain
- Sheep Performance
Preparing Cut Flowers for Exhibts (pdf-11 pages)
Knox County 4-H Fairbook
Livestock Quality Assurance Program
The 4-H Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Program teaches youth about the quality of meat and food products that come from livestock. Quality assurance for livestock producers means making a promise to the consumers, or the people who consume the meat, milk and dairy products, and eggs that come from livestock poultry. The promise made is that products from livestock will be the highest possible quality and producers will do everything possible to make these products safe to eat. A complete listing of all Livestock QA resources, including an Instruction Sheet with FAQs, can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/qualityassurance.
Options available to complete the QA Training are:
■ Online Course: The Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course has been developed to assist Nebraska 4-H youth with learning about major areas of proper animal care, including:
• daily care and management
• carcass quality
4-H youth ages 8-18, who are enrolled in a livestock project (beef, dairy cattle, dairy goat, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine), are required to complete three modules in the Livestock QA Online Course by June 15 of the current year in order to complete that year's QA requirements. The online course has been divided into three age levels:
• Junior (4-H youth ages 8-10)
• Intermediate (4-H youth ages 11-14)
• Senior (4-H youth ages 15-18)
Upon completion of each module, youth will be able to print a certificate of completion to give to the extension office or just contact the office that they have completed. The Livestock QA Online Program can be found at http://campus.extension.org
■ Testing Out - Intermediate and Senior age youth are eligible to take a test-out test to fulfill QA age level requirements. Practice test-out tests are available through the online course, however, the actual test must be taken at the extension office. A score of 70% is passing with the test-out test option.■ QA Training by Club Leader - Contact the office for resources to help do the QA Training at your club meeting.
Nebraska State Fair Information
4-H Presentation Contest, Food Revue, and Cook-Off Contest
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Center Community Hall
Pre-register by July 14th
• Flier on Presentation Contest
• Flier on Food Revue Contest
• Flier on Cook -Off Contest
• Table Setting Contest Guidelines
• My Plate
• 4-H Communication Series on Presentations
• Eye-Catching Visual Aids for Presentations
Hints For Writing a Perfect Menu
Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter
A resource for club leaders and volunteers with ideas for club meetings and projects. Click on the links below.
July 2014 (pdf-6pages) - Titles include: The Essential Elements & 4-H; 10 Ways to Motivate Leaders; Hints for Healthy Baked Products; Importance of Herdsmanship; Shopping In 4-H Style; UNL Family & Consumer Science Education
June 2014 (pdf-6 pages) - Titles include: National Science Day & 4-H; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rejoice; Hints for Writing A Perfect Menu; Healthy Snacks; Connecting With Your Dog; UNL Golf Pro Management
May 2014 (pdf-6 pages) - Titles include: Sportsmanship and 4-H; Career Portfolio Hints & Helps; Food Apps as Teaching Tools for Club Meetings; Marketing at Farmer's Markets-Entrepreneurship; Feel The Pull of Stylish Zippers!; UNL Ag Economics/Ag Business
April 2014 (pdf-6 pages) - Titles include: Parental Involvement in 4-H Club Meetings; What About Woodworking?; 4-H Interview Contest-Preparing Tomorrow's Professionals; Preparing Your 4-H Cat For The Show; Design and Elements for Home Environment Exhibits; Live, Learn, Connect in UNL Learning Communities
March 2014 (pdf-6 pages) - Titles include: 4-H Policy; Virtual 4-H Field Trips; 4-H Presentations/Multimedia Contest-The Show & Tell of 4-H; Fun With 4-H Fairy Gardens; Repurposed, Reclaimed! Upcycled, Upscaled!; UNL Agronomy Opportunities
February 2014 (pdf-6 pages) Titles include: Clover Kid Resources; 4-H...I Pledge My Hands to Larger Service; Seeking 4-H Public Speaking and PSA Contest Participants!; Economics of Animal Science Projects/Record Keeping Essentials; Introducing....New Clothing Projects!; Focus on UNL-The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.
January 2014 (pdf-6 pages) Titles include: Clover Kid Kaleidoscope; 4-H...Your Career Connection in Nebraska; Diamond Clover Program; All "Ewe" Need to Knox About Showing Sheep!; A Space For Me...and Some Clover Kids!; Focus on UNL - A National Leader.Click here for Past Issues of the 4-H Spotlight
Animal Resources and Ownership Affidavit Forms
Animal Care Resources
Animal Ownership Affidavit Forms
• Breeding Beef
• Breeding Doe
• Breeding Sheep
• Bucket Calf
• Dairy Goat
• Feeder Calf
• Market Beef
• Market Goat
• Market Lamb
• Market Swine
• Back Page for All Animal Affidavit Forms
Knox County 4-H Shooting Sports
Archery Practice/Certification Dates: Practices will be held every Monday night in June and July at the Bloomfield Airport.
All shooters must attend at least two (2) certification practices with a Knox County 4-H certified leader during the current competition year.
Official Contest - Sunday, August 9
For more information, contact Kevin Millikan at 402-640-3322
Shotgun Practice/Certification Dates and Location TBA.
Official Contest - TBA
For more information, contact the Nebraska Extension in Knox County at 402-288-5611, Larry Kotrous at 402-394-7747 or Jerry Goldfuss at 402-394-1436.
RIFLE PROGRAM (.22, BB Gun & Air Rifle)
Practice dates and locations TBA.
.22 Official Contest - TBA
BB Gun & Air Rifle Official Contest - Wednesday, August 12 at the Fairgrounds
For more information, contact the Nebraska Extension in Knox County at 402-288-5611 or Steve Ives at 402-668-2684.
2015 4-H Photography Themes
The 2015 Photography Career Exhibit Print Themes are structured to encourage 4-Hers to explore potential careers in photography.
- Unit II Career Exhibit Print: Explore a career as an editorial photographer. Editorial photographers take pictures that highlight the topics being written about in books, magazines, and newspapers. Editorial photos should be creative, powerful images that tell an intriguing story. Let's tell a story about why we love our Nebraska communities. Capture editorial photos that tell a story about your Nebraska Community.
- Unit III Career Exhibit Print: Explore a career as a commercial photographer. Commercial Photographers take pictures that are used for promotional purposes. Commercial photographs are often used in print and online communication materials (advertisements, brochures, flyers, web sites, social media banners, direct email messages, etc.). Capture commercial photos that tell the story of 4-H in your community; photos should show the Nebraska 4-H Program in action. Photos may be used to promote the Nebrasks Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.
- Knox County Theme Picture Display or Exhibit Print -TBA
4-H Public Speaking ContestPublic Speaking Contest Guidelines
A Guide To Making Great 4-H Speeches
How to Prepare a PSA
Public Speaking Scoresheet
4-H Club of the Month
The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have joined together to start a new program for Nebraska 4-H Clubs. Any 4-H club can nominate themselves to be the "Club of the Month". Each month, a winner will be chosen and will receive a $50 cash card from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and a certificate which can be displayed. Also, the Club of the Month's story will be displayed on the 4-H Foundation's website. Nominations are due by the second Friday of the month.
Bucket Calf Project
Bucket Calf Record Book (pdf-12 pages)
Second Year Bucket Calf Record Book (pdf-12 pages)
Bottle Lamb Project
Bottle Lamb Record Book (pdf-8 pages)