My Town Clean-up

Don’t forget about the My Town Clean-up hosted by the Denim & Lace 4-H Club that will be held tomorrow, May 4. Everyone helping with the endeavor will meet at the Valentine City Park at 10:00 A.M. There will be a hamburger feed at Henderson’s IGA after the clean-up. Contact Angie Jordan if you have questions at (402) 376-3256.

Thank You

I would like to extent a heartfelt thanks to all that helped make the 4-H Expo a success! Clubs and individuals did a wonderful job of showcasing 4-H projects and activities. Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UNLCherryCounty to see the video and pictures.

 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.

Cherry County Horse Info

2013 4-H Horse Project information (formerly known as the Horse Packet) is available at http://cherry.unl.edu/cherrycounty4h. Information about Horsemanship Advancement Levels, clinic and practice schedules, calendar of events and our Horse Incentive Program can be found on the website.

Opportunity for a Sheep Project

Are you interested in lambs? Have you ever wanted to exhibit one, but didn’t have the means to do it? You may be in luck. Cordell Jeffcoat of the Sandy Sheep 4-H Club is so passionate about this project that he is willing to sponsor two lambs to a fellow 4-H member.

The object of this program is to provide new and current Cherry County 4-H members the opportunity to start or add to an existing sheep project. It is also designed to promote the number of sheep that are shown at the Cherry County Fair, thus increasing the number of 4-Hers participating in livestock projects. A sheep project can provide a youth and those that do not have large areas to house an animal the opportunity to participate in showing livestock and all of the benefits that come from raising animals.

If a 4-Her is interested in applying for this opportunity all that is required is to write an essay explaining why you want a sheep project or why you would like to start a breeding program. After the essays are reviewed, top essays will be chosen for interviews. Essays need to be turned in to Jody Dexter at the Cherry County Extension Office by May 15.

Two lambs will be provided to the winning 4-Her. The lambs will be picked from a local flock at the end of May. The 4-Her will be responsible for IDing, tagging and showing it at the Cherry County Fair. The 4-Her will have assistance in care and feed management, fitting and showing. This project can either be a breeding or market project.

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