Elko County has a large contingency going to the State Shooting Sports Field Day in Las Vegas. Several parents would like to caravan to Las Vegas. If you would like to caravan, please call the 4-H Office at 738-7291 and we will start a list. It’s a long drive and if you are the only parent going, sometimes it’s more comfortable knowing someone you knew was close. Remember we are cheering for our Elko County youth participating!

ALL 4-H members who sold a market animal at the 2018 4-H Auction must complete a 4-H Market Project Record and turn it in to the Extension Office. Checks for market animals will be sent after October 16 and only after you have submitted your completed record. Please remember there is a difference between the Market Project Record and the Production (Breeding) Project Sheet. Your General Leader or active project leader (who is on file at the 4-H Office) must sign your Market Project Record before you turn it in. Checks will come from Karen Winchell, secretary/treasurer for the 4-H Livestock Sale Committee.

October 1, 6 p.m., GBC Health Science Building room 107, is the finale, the Carcass Workshop. Don Noorda, Wells FFA advisor will be educating you on what it takes to achieve an award winning carcass and presenting the top carcasses with monetary awards from McIntyre Ranch, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wachtel, Ellison Ranching and Sheepy Hollow Ranch. You won’t want to miss out.

I apologize for calling someone by the incorrect name—his real name is Everett Hamlin and he (with the help of Mike Kalvelage and Adam Neff) rocked it at the Fair. These men are responsible for making shade over the bleachers and for taking the awnings down. Ruby Valley 4-H Club, thank you for helping take the awnings down. If you have never done these tasks before—THEY ARE HUGE. In all honesty, that was my major concern about the Fair—how would Jill and I put those up! Everett, Mike, Adam and the Ruby Valley 4-H Club saved Jill and I and everyone who sat in the bleachers! Thanks many times over!

All Clubs are required to complete an Annual Financial Report by November 1st. Club treasurers and general leaders should work together to complete the report. Any Committee or Countywide Project with a bank account is required to submit the report each year. Visit the Nevada 4-H website for instructions and the form: http://www.unce.unr.edu/4H/about/policies/financial/files/pdf/AnnualFinancialReportForm.pdf The report can be generated from the computer. Questions? Please call Jill, 738-7291.

If you are a senior in high school this year and a current 4-H member, then you may be eligible to apply for this year’s 4-H Scholarship. Applications are available at the Extension Office or by e-mailing your request for the application to kevanc@unce.unr.edu. Applications are due to the Extension Office by October 12th.
The scholarship committee will base their decision on the 4-H member’s leadership, community service, citizenship, and participation on a club, county, state, and national level. For younger members, this is something to set as a goal for your future.

Guess what time it is? It is time to organize your pictures from the 2018 4-H year and send them to Candie for the Achievement Night Slide Show. All clubs are asked to submit at least 6-8 pictures (more if you would like) of their club’s activities. Please submit pictures highlighting your year’s activities, not pictures of winning awards at events. Please have pictures with captions to Candie by Nov. 9, 2018.

The National Youth Summit Series brings together some of the best and brightest students to focus on maker, agri-science, healthy living, and photography. Designed for high school students (grades 9 – 12), the Summits provide opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities, workshops, and engage with nationally-recognized leaders. In school year 2015-2016 surveys show up to a 47% increase in the number of students who felt after attending a Summit they were more aware of areas of study they could pursue in college relating to their Summit subject matter. The National Youth Summit Series aims to teach lessons students can use for the betterment of their personal lives and communities. Each Summit is held at the National 4-H Center near Washington, D.C. Visit https://4hcenter.org/tours-programs/national-youth-summits/ for more information. Summit dates:

  • Maker November 1-4, 2018
  • Agri-Science January 10-13, 2019
  • Healthy Living February 15-18, 2019
  • Photography February 28-March 3, 2019