In the next two weeks, entry forms for upcoming events will be sent out. The Horse Show entries were mailed last week so if you didn’t receive one, please call 738-7291 and we will get it to you.
The next entry to be mailed will be Shooting Sports Field Day. The Shooting Sports Field Day entries are due back to the Cooperative Extension Office, with your general leader’s signature, no later than July 13, by 4:30 p.m.
Fashion Revue entry packets will be mailed the middle of June to all Fashion Revue and Clothing project members. If you didn’t sign up for those projects and want to take part in the Fashion Revue, you will have to stop by the office and get a form. These are due back to the office by July 25, 4:30 p.m.
If you are interested in the Speech/Demonstration Contest or the Skit & Talent entry forms, contact your general leader after June 15. The entry forms will be mailed to them, not to individuals. These entries are also due by July 25, 4:30 p.m.
The last to go out will be the Dog Show entry forms. These are due July 27 by 4:30 p.m.
Remember, all entries must have general leader’s signature, parent/guardian’s signature and participant’s signature. If the general leader’s signature is missing, it will not be accepted. All entry fees are due the day of the contest, not with the entry forms.

June 23 is the Elko County Horse Show. Registration has been changed to 7:30 a.m. with the show starting promptly at 8 a.m. The Show is at the Fairgrounds. Entry forms were sent out last week and are due June 18.

If you have questions regarding any of these events, contact the office at 738-7291.

The Fashion Revue scheduled for August 8th will be here before we know it. Whether you have competed in many contests or this is your first year, you will benefit by attending the June workshop. The Contest Prep Workshop is June 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Great Basin College Theater and Solarium. We will focus on getting you ready and prepared for the August event. You’ll learn modeling tips, practice your techniques, and find your personal style. We’ll also make sure you understand the entry forms and what categories you can enter. Please preregister at or by call the Cooperative Extension Office at 738-7291.

Elko County youth are fortunate to receive beautiful buckles, plaques, rosettes, and prizes for their projects at all the 4-H contests. Sponsors are needed to donate, so the Awards and Events Committee can continue to provide these awards. Awards cost $30 – $150, and prices change each year. If money is leftover, the money donated to a specific award carries over to the next year. Consider sponsoring a plaque, a practical item for a specific project, leather halter, or money towards a buckle or some other prize. Contact Awards and Events Committee Chair, Mia Krenka at 779-2268.

We would like to give a big thank you to the Kiwanis for sponsoring the Elko County Kiwanis Invitational 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging & Skillathon and for the delicious lunch. A huge thank you to Garrett Tomera, Rick Barnes, Cody Kinsman, Elko County Officer Team, Rachel Buzzetti, Nawny Jones, Kathi Wines and Kristi Tomera for all their hard work. We also want to thank all the families who brought animals for the judging. Because of them the event was a huge success.

The results are:

Junior High Point:
Beef, Sheep and Goat —Justine McDermott
Swine—William Bailey

Junior Individual Placings:
1st—Justine McDermott; 2nd—William Bailey; 3rd—Ruby Buzzetti; 4th—Caden Preston; 5th—Wyatt Wines

Intermediate High Point:
Beef – Randi Preston
Sheep – Arena McDermott
Swine—Jaxon Tomera
Goat – Ella Buzzetti

Intermediate Individual Placings:
1st—Arena McDermott; 2nd—Mesa Jones; 3rd—Riley Arps; 4th—Jaxon Tomera; 5th—Randi Preston; 6th—Ella Buzzetti; 7th—Wheeler Johns; 8th—Allie Preston; 9th Wade Sarman; 10th—Tessa Draves; 11th—Trent Sarman; 12th—Cash Johns

Senior High Point:
Beef—Elena Petersen
Sheep and Goat—Sam Tomera
Swine—Lexi Carter

Senior Individual Placings:
1st—Lexi Carter; 2nd—Sam Tomera; 3rd—Sami Arps; 4th—Elena Petersen; 5th—Leanna Sarman
The Livestock Judging Overall High Point Buckle was presented to Mary Tomera.

Overall 4-H High Score:
1st—Lexi Carter; 2nd—Justine McDermott; 3rd—Sam

1st—Justine McDermott; 2nd—Wyatt Wines; 3rd—Ruby Buzzetti; 4th—Caden Preston; 5th—William Bailey

1st—Mesa Jones; 2nd—Jaxon Tomera; 3rd—Randi Preston; 4th—Tessa Draves; 5th–Ella Buzzetti and Arena McDermott; 5th—Allie Preston; 7th—Wade Sarman

1st—Sam Tomera; 2nd—Leanna Sarman; 3rd—Sami Arps; 4th—Sidney Reed

Skillathon Overall High Point—Jaxon Tomera

On your mark, get set, JUDGE! Garrett Tomera is teaching livestock judging classes to anyone serious about getting prepared for the State contest. Classes will be Wednesdays starting March 28 and running every Wednesday until April 18. They will be held from 5-7 p.m. at GBC McMullen Hall room 221.

Put on your thinking caps, listening ears and best behavior and learn how to shine at the State Livestock Judging Contest. Please pre-register at or by calling the office at 738-7291.

The final day for testing will be Saturday, May 5th. You must also have 2 field practices done by this date. No testing will be done after this date so make sure you have tested and passed each discipline you wish to compete in.


  • Apr. 7, 9 am-Noon Archery & Rifle
  • Apr. 21, 9 am-Noon Air Pistol & Shotgun
  • May 5, 9 am-Noon Muzzleloader & Rifle
  • May 12, 1-4 pm BBQ for Bullets
  • Jun. 2, 9 am-Noon All Discipline
  • Jun. 5, 6 pm-Dark All Disciplines
  • Jun. 16, 9 am-Noon All Disciplines

The Northeastern Nevada Museum is teaming up with Elko County 4-H clubs to conduct a joint fundraiser, The Great Humboldt Duck Race. 4-H clubs are needed to sell ducks for the duck race, and a percentage of the proceeds will be returned to your club. If your club chooses to participate, you’ll be selling tickets for rubber ducks that will race down the Humboldt River. The duck race grand prize this year can win $1,500! Race day is tentatively set for Mid-July, so your club has lots of time to sell ducks. For more information, or to participate, please contact the Northeastern Nevada Museum at 738-3418, by April 15, 2018.