If you are an energetic, dependable, enthusiastic 4-H member who is a team player wishing to further develop your leadership skills, then you need to apply to become a member of the 2019 Elko County 4-H Officer Team. The team’s primary task is to plan and implement 4-H Camp. Officers also assist at county 4-H events throughout the year. Applications are available at the Extension Office or by e-mailing your request for the application to kevanc@unce.unr.edu. The due date for applications is October 12, 2018. Applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee consisting of leader representatives and 4-H member representatives from Elko County 4-H clubs or past 4-H volunteers and members. The selection committee will determine which position each officer is assigned. A minimum of six team members is recommended, but the selection committee will have the final determination. If you are interested in being part of the Officer Selection Committee, please e-mail Jill at tingeyj@unce.unr.edu.

Are you an outstanding 4-H youth? Well there is an award you can apply for! The Elko County 4-H Outstanding Member is an award given to a 4-Her that has shown a high level of commitment to 4-H. This award is open to any senior 4-Her who is currently enrolled. The application is due October 12, 2018. Please contact the office for the application.

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, 2019.

Achievement Night will be held November 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at the Great Basin College Theater! The County Officer Team is planning the event and has lots of surprises in store. There will be some old favorites–2018 4-H Year in Review slide show, the 4-H scholarship will be awarded, the presentation of Outstanding 4-H Member from 2018, and installation of the new Elko County Officer Team. Awards for the top club secretary, treasurer, and historian books will be presented. Project pins will be given for top record books. Everyone who turned in a record book for judging will be recognized for their efforts. We hope to see you all at the event!

It can be a little nerve-racking to try something new – like joining 4-H. Take some time to welcome new 4-H members and their families by getting to know them and sharing information about how 4-H works. Here are some ideas to welcome new families into your club:

  • Play a few get acquainted games at the first meeting of the 4-H year
  • When discussing or voting, give an explanation of what you are discussing so members and their parents understand the issue or activity
  • Share your newsletter
  • Explain why deadlines are important
  • Club Officers, Project Leaders and General Leaders- think about the things you might forget to tell new members; write it down and share it
  • Tell new families about your club’s traditions, fundraisers and service projects
  • Invite new members to sit by you (quietly explain what’s going on in the meeting)
  • Talk with new members at school, the grocery store, soccer practice, etc.
  • Be a friend and have fun!

Oct. 1 New 4-H Year
Oct. 1 Carcass Workshop, 6 p.m., GBC Health Science room 107
Oct. 12 Record books due to the Extension Office by n 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 County Officer applications due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 Scholarship applications and Outstanding 4-Her due by 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 Record Book Judging, 701 Walnut St., Elko, 8 a.m.
Oct. 25 Record Book Final Judging, 701 Walnut St., Elko, 8 a.m.
Oct. 25 General Leaders’ Meeting, 701 Walnut St., Elko, 5:30 p.m.

Nevada State 4-H Camp Advisory Council


Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Nevada State 4-H Camp

1 4-H Road, Stateline NV 89449


No Interactive video will be available

Please note: The Nevada State 4-H Camp Advisory Council may address agenda items out of sequence to accommodate persons appearing before the Council or to aid the efficiency or effectiveness of the meeting. The Council may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the Council may remove an item from the agenda. Items designated “For Possible Action”, if no other action is designated, are for acceptance by vote of the Council.


  1. Call to order, roll call of members and establish a quorum
  2. Introductions
  3. Public Comment: Note: No vote may be taken upon a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken, (NRS 241.020). Public Comment will be limited to three minutes per person.
  4. Review and Approval of Agenda                                                           For Possible Action
  5. Review and approval of February 26, 2018 meeting minutes       For Possible Action
  6. Camp Financial Update – Spencer                                                       For Possible Action
  7. Camp Status – Spencer                                                               For Possible Action
  8. Friends of the 4-H Camp Board – Barbara/JoAnne                         For Possible Action
  9. Camp Staffing Updates – Carrie                                                            For Possible Action
  10. Weddings/Private Functions – Barbara                                              For Possible Action
  11. Use of camp by groups with animals – Rich                                     For Possible Action
  12. Advisory Council Officer Elections                                                      For Possible Action
  13. Public Comment: Note: No vote may be taken upon a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken, (NRS 241.020). Public Comment will be limited to three minutes per person.
  14. Announcements and other business
  15. Set Date of next meeting                                                              For Possible Action
  16. Adjourn                                                                                             For Possible Action



  • Cooperative Extension office 2621 Northgate Lane, Ste. # 15, Carson City, NV (775-887-2065)
  • Cooperative Extension office 4955 Energy Way, Reno NV   (775-784-4881)
  • Cooperative Extension office 1329 Waterloo Lane Gardnerville, NV (775-782-9968)
  • Nevada State 4-H Camp, 1 4-H Road Stateline NV (775-588-6943)
  • Nevada Public Notice Website – State of Nevada Public Notices Website
  • Higher Education – University of Nevada Reno – University of Nevada   Cooperative Extension Nevada State 4-H Camp Advisory Council

The following workshops are planned to help you with your 4-H projects. All require preregistration at 4honline.com or by calling the Cooperative Extension Office at 738-7291.

  • Dog Classes – Elko 4-H members, June 1, first-year members at 5:30 p.m. and all others at 6:00 p.m., Elko County Fairgrounds in the Sale Barn
  • Shooting Sports Practice, All Disciplines – June 2, 9 a.m. -noon, Elko County Rifle Range
  • Poultry Workshop – June 5, 4 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office, bring your birds if the weather is nice
  • Rabbit Workshop – June 5, 5 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office, bring your rabbits if the weather is nice
  • Dog Classes – Wells 4-H members, June 5, first-year members at 5 p.m. and others at 5:30 p.m., Wells High
  • Shooting Sports Practice, All Disciplines – June 5, 6 p.m. – Dark, Elko County Rifle Range
  • Horse Grooming & Showmanship Workshop – June 15, 3-6 p.m., Elko County Fairgrounds, bring your horse and grooming equipment. Testing for Level 1 safety will be done if you have not been tested.
  • Showmanship Clinic – June 16, 8:30 a.m., Carlin Equestrian Park, bring your animals and water for animals
  • Shooting Sports Practice, All Disciplines – June 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Elko County Rifle Range
  • Gardening Clinic- June 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Bright Family Farm, 125 Glenvista Drive, Spring Creek, topics are: use of soil and water, how to begin planting
  • Photography-June 22, Lamoille Photo Walk, 5:00 p.m., meet at the Terraces in Lamoille. There will be three stations: Macro Photography, Portraits Photography and Landscape
  • Photography, each participant will spend approximately 20 minutes at each station
  • Fashion Revue Workshop – June 27, 1-2:30 p.m., GBC Theater and Solarium
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention-June 28, 6-9 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office, 701 Walnut, Elko
  • Gardening Clinic-July 25, Lotspeich Farms, meet at Albertson’s parking lot at 4:30 p.m. and we will car pool to Deeth. The Clinic will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will cover Nevada crops and how to market them

The registration forms are all in and the Officers are busy planning this grand event.
Before we head to camp, parents please remember that your campers’ health forms (4honline.com) need to be revisited to make sure everything is current. If your child has a food allergy, please let us know so there are no issues at camp. Don’t forget to include any medication that your child is taking. Our goal is to make a safe, fun environment for your children while they learn in an outdoor setting. Please do not forget this very important step.