We are proud to announce our February Leader of the Month is Megan Hunewill.

Megan is a Smith Valley 4-H Leader who has been volunteering with 4-H for the past 24 years. Megan became involved in 4-H as a youth member  where she showed cattle. After graduating from college, Megan became involved with 4-H again, this time as a leader. Megan has been the beef club, and the ski club leader for Smith Valley 4-H.

It is clear to anyone watching that Megan truly enjoys working with her club members and the youth respect and admire Megan. “I love the kids and doing things in a hands on way with them.  They are often learning skills that they will carry on into their adult life” explained Megan.

Lyon County 4-H is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated beef and ski leader, we are very thankful for Megan and all her years as a 4-H volunteer leader.


4-H Beef Club Workout

4-H Beef Club Workout

Interested in joining 4-H? Please visit https://www.unce.unr.edu/4H/counties/lyon/ for more information about 4-H in your county.


The 2016 Lyon County Jr. Livestock Show is set for Sunday May 1st

LCJrLS is a qualifying livestock show for the Nevada Junior Livestock Show (NJLS). Lyon County Youth who plan on showing a market steer, swine, lamb, goat or rabbit at NJLS must attend the LCJrLS qualifier. All animals to be shown at LCJrLS must be tagged with a NJLS tagged and weighed by March 1st.

At LCJrLS youth gain valuable market showing experience and have the option to brush up their showmanship skills too with 4-H, FFA and Grange youth from across Lyon County.

Entry forms are now available and can be found at: https://www.unce.unr.edu/4H/counties/lyon/ LCJrLS entry forms are to be postmarked by April 1st , NJLS entries must accompany LCJrLS entry forms. Please mail entries to: 504 S. Main St. Yerington, NV 89447 or email to schnoork@unce.unr.edu

For more information about the Nevada Junior Livestock Show, which will be held May 11-15 at the Reno Livestock Events Center, please visit: http://agri.nv.gov/Administration/NJLSB/NJLSB/

Further questions? Please call 775-463-6541 or email Kate at schnoork@unce.unr.edu



Preparations are underway for the 2016 Central/Northern Nevada 4-H Camp!

2015 4-H Camp Group Photo

2015 4-H Camp Group Photo


Never heard of 4-H Camp? 4-H camp is held annually at the University of Nevada Reno 4-H Camp in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, NV. 4-Hers from Lyon, Pershing, White Pine, Esmeralda, Mineral, Churchill, & Lander counties attend a week long, all inclusive summer camp offering “great adventure, friendship and fun, and all seek to develop the camper’s Head, Heart, Hands and Health to make him or her a better person”.



What are the dates? July 17-23, 2016

How much does it cost?  The Fee is $270 per camper, $170 for teen counselors, chaperones are FREE!

What ages can attend?  Youth campers are ages 9-13 (as of January 1st), Teen Counselors are 14-18 (as of January 1st), Chaperones are 19+

What do teen counselors do? 4-H camp teen counselors assist chaperones and camp staff in many ways, they help or run workshops, organize campers for activities, dinner, camp schedules and provide a fun theme for their assigned cabin!

How do I sign up to be a teen counselor?  If you or  someone you know is interested in being a teen counselor, there is an application and interview process. Applications can be found here: https://www.unce.unr.edu/4H/programs/camps/central/ and are to be postmarked by March 8th. Interviews will take place in June.

How do I sign up to be a chaperone?  If you are interested in becoming a chaperone, firstly.. Thank you! Second, please fill out a chaperone packet, and if you have not been fingerprinted through UNCE, please come by the Lyon County Extension office to receive finger print cards and a volunteer packet. Chaperone packets can be found at: https://www.unce.unr.edu/4H/programs/camps/central/

How do youth campers sign up?  Youth can sign up for camp by filling out a camper application, found here: https://www.unce.unr.edu/4H/programs/camps/central/

Youth also need to be currently enrolled in Lyon County 4-H. Not a 4-H member? Call 775-463-6541 or visit https://www.4honline.com/ to enroll today! It only costs $8

Can I make Payments, are there scholarships? Payments are accepted, in  two$135 installments (for one camper) or Four $135 installments (for two campers) with a final payment due on or before June 1st. A $50 late fee will apply to any payments received after June 1st. Registration is first come, first served.

There is a $100 scholarship opportunity available for Lyon County 4-H members that is provided by the Lyon County Leaders Council. Applications are to be handwritten and postmarked by April 28th, you can find applications here: https://www.unce.unr.edu/4H/counties/lyon/

Want more information? Visit the UNCE website and click on “General Central Area Camp Information”

Further Questions? Call 775-463-6541 or email schnoork@unce.unr.edu