On behalf of the SSYLS Volunteer Group and the Lyon County Fair Board, you are invited to exhibit at the 2018 Silver State Youth Livestock Show and Expo. Your participation in this “family based” fair and livestock show will certainly contribute to the success of this event.

The show and expo will be held as an event of the Lyon County Fair, August 17, 18, and 19, 2018, at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Yerington, Nevada.

There will be divisions in dairy cattle, beef, sheep, swine, dairy and meat goats, rabbits, poultry, and cavy for the 2018 Show. Exhibitors may show as independents, 4-H, Grange, or FFA.
Entry forms and other information are available at the SSYLS website http://ssyls.com.

For all youth interested in science, Jessica Dyk is doing two workshops in April. April 7, 10-11 a.m., at the Cooperative Extension Office, Jessica is “volcano egg dying”. I’m sure you’ll want to be here to see what this is all about. Then on April 21, 10-11 a.m., at the Cooperative Extension Office, Jessica is teaching how to make “see through eggs”. Wow, science has come a long way! Sign up online at 4HOnline or by calling the office, 738-7291.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management are now accepting applications for the Nevada Youth Range Camp to be held June 17-23 in central Nevada’s Desatoya Mountains. Applications must be submitted by April 27.

Now in its 58th year, the Nevada Youth Range Camp provides an opportunity for youth ages 14-18 in Nevada and eastern California to learn about Nevada’s desert and mountain rangelands and diverse ecosystems. Campers will stay at the Smith Creek Ranch, which has been recognized for its ecologically responsible approach to livestock management on public lands. While there, campers will learn from range management professionals who are knowledgeable in the ecology and management of the Great Basin’s desert and mountain rangelands.

Campers will learn about map reading; identification and the importance of rangeland plants; evaluation of sagebrush, woodland, and stream ecosystems; wildlife habitat; and many other topics related to rangelands. Students can also enjoy the Desatoya Mountain Range through outdoor activities, including hiking, volleyball, horseshoes, campfires, photography, etc.
Interested students must submit an application and a letter of recommendation from an adult other than a parent, relative or sibling. The cost to attend the camp is $200 and includes meals and camp activities. Applicants may be sponsored to attend the camp by contacting their local conservation district or other organizations.
For more information and to apply, go to http://nevada.rangelands.org/youth-range-camp/ or contact Kathryn Dyer at 775-861-6647 or kdyer@blm.gov. Completed applications with enclosures can be emailed to kdyer@blm.gov, or sent to Nevada Youth Range Camp, c/o Bureau of Land Management, ATTN: Kathryn Dyer, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502. Approved applicants will be notified within two weeks of receipt of the application.

On April 6, 6 p.m., at Taylor Canyon, Tuscarora, NV, you will have the opportunity to purchase the BEST BAKED TREATS in the land! Tuscarora Ladies Club and Independence Valley/North Fork 4-H Club will be hosting the Community Potluck. A-M need to bring main dishes and N-Z will bring side dishes. Cakes, pies, cookies, oh my…will be up for auction with the proceeds split between the Ladies Club and Independence/NF 4-H Club. I’m sure you won’t want to miss out!

Spring has sprung and Karla is exciting to get the Poultry and Rabbit Workshops kicked into high gear!

The next workshop is Thursday, April 12, poultry at 4 p.m. with rabbits at 5. If the weather is warm, sunny and no wind, the meeting will be in the backyard of the Cooperative Extension Office and you can bring your animals. If the weather remains like it is now, we will meet inside and your animals stay home. Please sign up at 4HOnline.com or by calling the office at 738-7291.

The groovy camp packets have gone to all our “with it” general leaders. We will be “far out” at camp with our “Through the Decades” theme, July 13-15, 2018. Put your beanies on and think of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Watch some “outta sight” old movies to get in the mood!

Camp forms are due MAY 4th. Late entries will be accepted with a $10 late fee until May 11th. There is a limit to 100 campers and all entries will be date stamped. It is the general leaders’ responsibility to turn the club’s registration papers and camp fees to the Camp Registrar, Lisa Reed. The camp fee is $70 per member. Each additional family member will be $60. If you are interested in being a camp chaperone please let your General Leader know. Chaperones are still free and can purchase a camp shirt for an additional $10. 4-H members’ camp shirts will still be provided.

Camp will be “primo” with you there. Grab your poodle skirt and peepers and cruise on up to 4-H Camp.


  • April 4, 11, 18 —Livestock Judging Classes, 5-7 p.m., GBC McMullen Hall room 221
  • April 6—Spring Fling, 6 p.m. Taylor Canyon, Tuscarora, Independence Valley/NF Fundraiser
  • April 7—Shooting Sports Test & Practice, Archery & Rifle, 9-Noon
  • April 7—STEM Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Cooperative Extension Office
  • April 11—Final Shooting Sports Safety Class, 6-9 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office
  • April 12—Poultry Workshop, 4 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office
  • April 12—Rabbit Workshop, 5 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office
  • April 17—Horse Workshop, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Elko High School room N4
  • April 21—Nevada State Livestock Judging, Skillathon & Quiz Bowl, 8 a.m., Elko
  • April 21—Shooting Sports Test & Practice, Air Pistol & Shotgun, 9-Noon
  • April 21—STEM Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Cooperative Extension Office
  • April 27—Nevada Youth Range Camp aps due


  • May 4 — Camp Registration Deadline with no late fee
  • May 5—Shooting Sports LAST DAY TO TEST and Practice, 9-Noon
  • May 12—BBQ for Bullets, 1-4 p.m., Backyard Cooperative Extension Office
  • May 17—Poultry Workshop, 4:00 p.m., Cooperative Extension backyard
  • May 17—Rabbit Workshop, 5:00 p.m., Cooperative Extension backyard