4-H enrollment deadline approaching

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Opportunity for all!

4-H is not just for youth who live on the farm but also has resources and programs for everyone! The 4-H program strives to spark youths' interest, create an environment that makes each youth feel as they belong to an organization, and build relationships among their peers and adult volunteers. When youth can hit all of these marks, their sense of engagement increases. One of the most common aspects of 4-H to many families is county fair. The fair allows youth to showcase everything they have learned over the year.

To be eligible to show at the Washington County Fair, enrollment for the 4-H program begins in October of the previous year and ends on June 15, in 4-H online (ne.4honline.com).

4-H online is used nationally and records valuable information for many different camps, registrations, and other statewide events. Alongside enrollment closing, there is additional paperwork due for entry to exhibit at the Washington County Fair that is held in Arlington every year. These items include ID sheets for livestock, DNA envelopes, and nominations for livestock that may exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair, YQCA training certificates, and Youth Pizza Stand manager applications are due to the Extension Office in Blair.

Summer is approaching fast, but do not miss the chance to enroll your child or children for an organization with opportunities for all.

DATE CHANGE: The Washington County Family Livestock Judging Contest has been moved to June 13 at 5 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington.

To get involved in the 4-H program, contact the Nebraska Extension in Washington County Office at (402) 426-9455. Or contact your local Nebraska Extension Office. To stay up to date on what’s happening in the Washington County 4-H program, follow our social media pages! Facebook: Nebraska Extension- Washington County. Twitter: @WCNE4H.

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