• Jan. 1 Holiday – Extension Office Closed
  • Jan. 9 Fashion Revue Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Extension Office
  • Jan. 9 Shooting Sports Safety Class, 6-9 p.m. Nannini Building (Courthouse)
  • Jan. 10 County Officer Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Extension Office
  • Jan. 12 National 4-H Conference Applications due to Extension Office
  • Jan. 15 Fashion Revue Store Tour, 1 p.m., Maurice’s
  • Jan. 15 Holiday – Extension Office Closed
  • Jan. 18 Poultry Workshop, 4 p.m., Extension Office
  • Jan. 18 Rabbit Workshop, 5 p.m., Extension Office
  • Jan. 19 Newmont Legacy Fund applications due to Extension Office
  • Jan. 20 Shooting Sports Safety Class, 9 a.m.-Noon Nannini Building (Courthouse)
  • Jan. 25 General Leaders’ Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Extension Office
  • Jan. 31 Countywide Leadership Training sign-ups due to Extension Office

The General Leaders’ Meeting is set for 5:30 pm, Thursday, January 25 at the Cooperative Extension Office, 701 Walnut, Elko. If you have items that you would like to add to the meeting, please email them to brightb@unce.unr.edu by January 22 so they can be added to the agenda. If the general leader is unable to attend, please appoint someone to represent your club. We’ll see you there!

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  • 4-H Fair Barns
  • Record Book
  • 4-H Fair Show
  • Livestock Judging & Skillathon
  • Shooting Sports
  • Gardening
  • Scholarship
  • Horse
  • County Officer
  • Horse Judging & Skillathon
  • Fashion Revue
  • Dog
  • Speech & Demonstration
  • Camp
  • Newmont Legacy Fund
  • Skit & Talent
  • Livestock Leaders: Beef
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Sheep, Goat, Swine, Rabbit, Poultry
  • Photography

If you are interested in being part of 4-H and would like to serve on an Elko County 4-H committee, please call Brianna at the Extension Office, 738-7291. Youth, adults and volunteers are encouraged to sign-up. The deadline for committee sign-ups will be February 2. Committees play an important role in how the 4-H program operates. Your commitment as a committee member will be to:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate educational activities that are based off of the life skills model
  • Select an educational theme for each workshop that focuses on knowledge gain and skill building. Each activity should be related to the workshop theme
  • Plan hands-on, engaging and fun activities to help youth learn more about their project
  • Set workshop/clinic dates, times and locations
  • Provide information about the workshop activities, things youth need to bring, cost, time, date, location, etc. for the monthly newsletter
  • Set contest dates, times and locations at least two months in advance
  • Work with the 4-H Extension Coordinator on planning and implementation
  • Find sponsorships and donations for project related workshops and events

 

Was this your first or second year in beef, sheep, goat, poultry or rabbit breeding? If you answered “yes,” then you need to turn in a copy, (keep your original), of your breeding project record to the Extension Office. In order to qualify to sell a market animal in the future, a copy of your breeding project sheets for the first two years of your project must be on file at the Extension Office. Be sure to have your general leader sign it first and get it turned in as soon as possible; breeding project sheets must be turned into the Extension Office before June 1, 2018.

4-H Shooting Sports safety classes will be offered December 5, 16 and January 9 and 20. All of the Safety Classes are at the Elko Courthouse, Nannini Building. The December 5 and January 9 classes will be from 6-9 p.m. The December 16 and January 20 classes will begin at 9 a.m. and be done by noon. The doors will open 30 minutes before class starts. Preregister on 4honline or by calling the office at 738-7291.
All shooting sports project members are required to attend a safety class and take a test for each discipline they wish to compete in during this 4-H year. The safety class covers general safety, rules and regulations, shooting procedures, positioning and form. The following items are important:

  • A parent must accompany their 4-Her to the safety class.
  • Members (and their parent) must participate in the entire class to qualify for every discipline.
  • All participants must pre-register for the safety class by registering through 4honline.com or calling the Extension Office at 738-7291. Sign up for the specific date that works for your schedule.
  • Cost for new members: $30 and includes all educational materials, project notebook and workshop supplies for the year.
  • Cost for returning members (those who participated in shooting sports in past years): $20 and you must bring your notebook from last year to the class.
  • All shooting sports members must attend one safety class this year, even if they took the safety class last year.
  • Senior 4-H members (14-19 years old): If you have taken the safety class a minimum of 3 times, you will be asked to help the instructor with the training.

Parents and other adults who are interested in becoming project leaders or camp chaperones are invited to participate in a face-to-face workshop on recognizing and reporting child abuse on Thursday, February 1, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Extension Office, 701 Walnut St., Elko. Completing the self-study guide or this workshop is a requirement for anyone participating in the background check (fingerprinting, application & paperwork, references, training, etc.). There is no charge to attend, but you must call 738-7291 to register. Please sign up by January 30.

There are still a few 4-H members who sold a market animal at the 2017 4-H Auction and haven’t turned in a 4-H Market Project Record. In order to sell at the 2018 Auction, it must be turned in to the Extension Office by before December 29, 2017. Checks for market animals will be sent 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.