District & State Horse Info

4-Hers 12 years old and older interested in participating in 2013 District & State 4-H Horse Show will find all of the information needed at http://animalscience.unl.edu/web/anisci/anscdistrictandstate4hshows. Horse IDs, entries and fees are due to the Cherry County Extension Office no later than May 10. Horse Advancement Levels testing will also need to be completed by May 10. Be sure to read the entry form for Level II or III requirements. Tests are taken at the Extension Office and the written report and feeds chart is also turned in to the Extension Office. Level III Riding skills testing is done by certified instructors. Level III instructors for Cherry County include Shirley Kime, Jenny Reece and Judy Reece.  If you have questions call Jody at 402-376-1850.

4-H Expo

The Cherry County 4-H Council is hosting a 4-H Expo on April 26 from 6-8 pm at the Cherry County Fairgrounds 4-H Building. 4-H Clubs and groups of independent family clubs are hosting booths showcasing some of their favorite 4-H projects. This is a perfect opportunity to see what 4-H has to offer. The public is welcome, so don’t forget to invite all of your friends and family to a fun evening of sharing. Join the Nebraska 4-H Revolution of Responsibility!

Youth Range Camp

The 50th annual Nebraska Youth Range Camp will be held June 10-14, 2013, at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey. The Nebraska Youth Range Camp consists of a four-and-a-half day dynamic curriculum that appeals to students (ages 14-18) with a wide array of interests including, but not limited to, rangeland management, conservation, ecology, animal science, and wildlife.  With nearly 50 years to perfect and evolve this curriculum, every student, no matter what prior experience they have, will learn substantial information that will help them become more aware of Nebraska’s most prevalent landuse; rangelands. The students that attend this camp will be actively involved with field activities, lectures, hands-on experience, and recreational leadership and team-building activities that are all led by up to 20 of Nebraska’s most respected and dedicated leaders, teachers, and professionals from various agencies, colleges, and universities.  Each student will be sent home with a binder that is filled with educational materials.

Financial sponsorship is available!  Every student that attended last year received a substantial level of sponsorship.  Interested individuals can find more information, the Range Camp application, and the brochure by visiting the Nebraska Society for Range Management website at http://www.nesrm.org and then clicking on the Nebraska Youth Range Camp link on the left of the page.  Please direct questions to Shelly Taylor at shelly_ann7@hotmail.com.


Special Garden Project

The Amethyst Bean seeds are in. Stop by the Extension Office to pick yours up if you signed up to receive a packet.