4-H FAMILYHANDBOOKFor Club MembershipSeward County 4-HNebraska Extension – Seward County1
SEWARD COUNTY 4-H PROGRAMNebraska Extension in Seward County322 S 14th StreetSeward, NE 68434PHONE: 402-643-2981Email: [email protected]: seward.unl.eduState 4-H Website: 4h.unl.eduNational 4-H Website: https://4-h.org/OFFICE HOURS8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Monday through FridayClosed on Observed holidaysSeward County Extension StaffAnn Dobesh, Extension Educator, Unit LeaderCarrie Gottschalk, Extension Educator, Unit LeaderNatalie Lord, Extension Assistant – 4-HTBA, Extension Assistant – 4-HCindy Wolverton, Extension Assistant – 4-H LivestockLori Hamling, 4-H Afterschool CoordinatorDorian Krska, Administrative AssistantJulie Roebke, Support -H is delivered by Cooperative Extension – a community of more than 100public universities across the nation that provide experiences where youngpeople learn by doing. Statewide, Nebraska 4-H is sponsored by theUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, a division of the Institute ofAgriculture and Natural Resources. The Seward County 4-H program issupported in part by county commissioners.2
TABLE OF CONTENTSWELCOME TO 4-H . 44-H BASICS . 54-H ENROLLMENT . 84-H PROJECTS . 94-H CLUBS . 124-H PARENTS AND MEMBERS. 14ANIMAL PROJECT REQUIREMENTS . 16THE COUNTY FAIR . 21JUDGING IN 4-H . 23RECORDS & AWARDS. 24DIAMOND CLOVER GOAL SETTING & REPORTING. 24IMPORTANT DEADLINES. 253
WELCOME TO 4-HDear 4-H Family,Thank you for joining Seward County 4-H. We look forward to yourparticipation in one of the largest youth development programs in the nation.We hope that you enjoy exploring what 4-H has to offer: mastering skills,creating friendships, and having fun.The Extension staff in the Seward County office collaborates with you and thecommunity in sharing a variety of educational experiences for youth. We alsowork with the Seward County 4-H Council to provide oversight to the 4-Hprogram as well as training and development for volunteers.The 4-H program offers many opportunities on a club, county, district, stateand national level. As you progress through your 4-H journey, we hope thatyou will explore those experiences.PURPOSE OF THIS HANDBOOKThis handbook is designed to provide your family with basic 4-H information,details about Seward County policies, and an overview of the 4-H Year.(Official rules related to the Seward County Fair will be found in the fairbook,which is published later in the year.) Updates, changes, and more detailedinformation will be in our electronic newsletter, 4-HActionLine, as well as onsocial media (Facebook, Twitter).Please keep this handbook and refer to it frequently.Have a wonderful year in 4-H!Seward County 4-H Staff & Seward County 4-H Council4
4-H BASICSWHAT IS 4-H?4-H is a community of young people, ages 5-18,across America who are learning leadership,citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is education forlife that uses a learn-by-doing approach. InNebraska, 4-H is present in ALL 93 countiesacross the state.4-H WAY4-H COMMUNITY4-H PROGRAMMING4-H empowers young peoplewith the skills to lead for alifetime. It’s a researchbased experience thatincludes volunteers, handson projects, and meaningfulleadership opportunities.Young people experience4-H through school andcommunity clubs, inschool and afterschoolprograms, and 4-Hcamps.Based on their interests,youth develop their ownpathway in 4-H. Theyselect from a broad menuof local 4-H programs.4-H IS A FAMILY AFFAIR 54-H youth and their family members are encouraged to attend meetingstogether.Work on projects can take place at home - in the yard or around thekitchen table - with guidance from mom or dad, an older brother or sister,a neighbor, friend, or other adult.4-H’ers need the support and encouragement of their families. Growingtogether through 4-H enhances family strengths.
4-H MOTTO, EMBLEM,COLORS, AND PLEDGE4-H MOTTO“To Make the Best Better”4-H EMBLEMThe 4-H emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter “H”on each leaf which stands for Head, Heart, Hands, andHealth.4-H COLORSThe 4-H colors are green and white. Green symbolizes nature’s mostcommon color and represents life, springtime, and youth. White symbolizespurity and high ideals.4-H PLEDGEI PLEDGEMy head to clearer thinking,My heart to greater loyalty,My hands to larger service,and my health to better living,for my club, my community, my country, andmy world.6
4-H AGE AND MEMBERSHIPREQUIREMENTS4-H is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 18, regardless of race,color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, andmarital or family status.AGE REQUIREMENTS4-H Membership1. Member is between 8 and 18 on January 1.2. The last year of eligibility is the calendar year the member is 18 onJanuary 1 and turns 19 before December 1.Clover Kid MembershipClover Kids are between the ages of 5 and 7 on January 1. Clover Kids is theofficially recognized program in Nebraska for children under the age of 8. Theprogram is designed to provide this age group with a variety of educationaland recreational experiences.4-H AgeThe age of a 4-H member on January 1 of the program year.THE 4-H PROGRAM YEARThe 4-H program year begins on October 1 and runs through September 30of the following year.4-H METHODS OF PARTICIPATIONA 4-H Club is anorganized groupthat meetsregularly to focuson a series ofeducationalexperiences. Officialenrollment isrequired.7School Enrichmentprograms offer nonformal, hands-oneducationalexperiences inclassrooms insupport of schoolcurriculum.Afterschoolprograms meetbetween 3-6 PM tooffer youth a safe,fun, andeducationalexperience throughhands-on activitiesand 4-H curriculum.Special interestprograms includeshort-termexperiences, suchas workshops orclinics, as well asexperiences focusedon a single topic orinterest.
4-H ENROLLMENTPROCESS4-H club members (including Clover Kids) are required to officially enrollthrough the 4-H Online system. By enrolling, youth can participate in thecounty fair, county contests, the Nebraska State Fair, district and countycontests and events, and additional statewide programs.HOW TO ENROLL126.96.36.199.Visit ne.4honline.com.If new, create a Family Profile.If returning, login to family profile.Add new information or update personalinformation. Phone numbers, address, andemail address are all very important andshould be updated whenever there is a change.5. Complete the 4-H Code of Conduct and review waivers. The waiverswill include photo release, shooting sports (if applicable), and survey.Please read Code of Conduct and waivers carefully.6. Update clubs and projects. Remove projects that you are not going totake part in during the current program year. Add new projects.7. Submit enrollment on the final page.Enrollment is DueApril 1For the current 4-H YearMake sure that the email addressyou enroll with is the one mostfrequently checked!Please enroll as soon as possible so that you continue to receive emails,letters, and newsletters.Enroll means to sign up to be a 4-H member orvolunteer for the year. (It does NOT register you for the fair).Youth and club volunteers MUST re-enroll each year.8
4-H PROJECTSWhen you enroll in 4-H, your child will need to pick at least one project.WHAT IS A PROJECT?A project is centered around a topic of interest to members. Members canchoose one or more topics to learn about. There are a whole range ofprojects for 4-H’ers, everything from animals, to gardening, to safety andmore! A project should include a series of learning experiences related tothat topic.PROJECT LEARNING EXPERIENCES CAN BE THIS:IndependentStudy - 4-HManualsParticipating ina ContestAND MORE!9Clover Collegeor WorkshopGiving aDemonstrationField Trip orTourExhibitingat the Fair
SELECTING PROJECTSFactorConsiderationsBegin byexploringinterests.Choose one ormore projects.WHEN SELECTING PROJECTS, CONSIDER: Does it meet your child’s needs and interest?Is the project appropriate based on the age and ability of your child?How much time does the project require?Is the project acceptable to parents and does it fit your family’ssituation?How much will the project cost; Is adequate space and equipmentavailable; Are leaders available to help; or Are you, the parents,willing to help your child with the project?IMPORTANT PROJECT GUIDELINES:1) 4-H members cannot enroll in the same 4-H project area in more thanone county or state in the same year.2) They may enroll in different project areas in different clubs crossingcounty lines. Ex: 4-H’er can enroll in the Horse project in Sewardcounty and enroll in Beef project in another county but CANNOT enrollin the Beef project in both counties.WHAT PROJECTS ARE AVAILABLE?The Project Resource Guide is an online tool that can beused to explore over 150 Nebraska projects andresources, and their related educational programs andopportunities. 4hcurriculum.unl.edu/10
THE MAIN CATEGORIES OF PROJECTS ePoultryRabbitSheepSwineSmall AnimalVet. ScienceCOMMUNICATION &EXPRESSIVE ARTSCommunicationsDigital VideoPhotographyPresentationsTheatre ArtsCONSUMER &FAMILY SCIENCESClothing/SewingConsumer ManagementFiber ArtsHeritageHome EnvironmentHuman DevelopmentLEADERSHIP &CITIZENSHIPENVIRONMENTALEDUCATION & oting SportsWildlifeCyclingFood & Nutrition(cooking/baking)Food PreservationPhysical EducationSafetyPLANT SCIENCESCIENCE,ENGINEERING spatialPhysicsRoboticsWeldingWoodworkingWithin each category,there are levels basedon age and experience.Check with theExtension Office formore informationabout project levels.First Year Member Project Enrollment - First year members are stronglyencouraged to limit their enrollment to 5 projects. We want members to getstarted the right way in 4-H. We know there are a lot of fun and interestingprojects, you can always add more.Manuals - Most projects have manuals or resource material relating to theproject. Manuals are designed to help the 4-H’er reach the objectives of the4-H projects they enroll in. They are designed to cover several years of the4-H’ers experience. You can preview manuals in our office. To purchase –visit the following nl.edu/ne4h/curriculum11
4-H CLUBSPURPOSEThe purpose of a 4-H club is to: provide positive youth developmentopportunities; to meet the needs of young people; to experience belonging,mastery, independence, and generosity (the Essential Elements); and tofoster educational opportunities tied to the Land Grant University knowledgebase.STRUCTURE Clubs meet at least 6 times per year. Many clubs meet 9-12 times ayear and may be supplemented by project meetings, camps, fairs, andother 4-H learning experiences.Clubs must have a minimum of 5 youth members from at least 3different families.Members plan meetings and elect club officers to lead meetings.Members present an in-club demonstration or presentation each year.Club members complete a 4-H project each year. As a club, memberscomplete yearly service learning or community service projects.All clubs must be advised by an adult club leader. Leaders may be 4-H staffor volunteers who have been screened and trained in accordance withthe Nebraska 4-H Policy and Procedures Handbook.Leaders or youth must complete and submit the club's financial audits tothe local Extension office at the end of each year.ORGANIZATIONAL LEADER Provides the overallmanagement andleadership to the 4-H club.12PROJECT LEADERConducts and connectsyouth to meaningfuleducation experiences in aspecific project area.
4-H CLUB MEETINGSEach 4-H club meeting should help youth: Acquire new informationLearn to use leisure time creativelyDevelop social skillsAcquire leadership and citizenship traitsLearn to conduct meetingsMeetings enable 4-H members to learn and practice decision making andleadership skills in a group setting by using the knowledge and skills acquiredthrough 4-H. Each member is expected to attend club meetings. Parents arestrongly encouraged to attend meetings with their children. Your involvementdemonstrates support for 4-H members, keeps members informed on clubactivities, and enables you to assist volunteers as requested.WHAT IS A CLUB MEETING LIKE?Each 4-H meeting normally lasts 1 to 1½ hours and includes business,educational programs, and recreation. Clubs may meet monthly or at anytime determined by the club members. Meetings may include a variety of thefollowing items:BUSINESSMembers learn how to conduct meetingseffectively, work with others throughcommittee assignments, and cooperate withothers in making decisions.EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMSThis part of the meeting helps memberslearn more about subjects of interest to themembership. 4-H teaching is “learning bydoing.” It can include talks or presentationsby members, speakers, work on projectbooks, tours, and more.BusinessFunTEAMBUILDING & FUNA variety of fun activities adds enjoyment and enthusiasm at meetings. Icebreakers and teambuilding games help members get to know each other.Refreshments and celebrations create time to socialize.13Education
4-H PARENTS ANDMEMBERSParents and families play a critical role in the success of the 4-H program.Youth join 4-H to belong, to do things with their friends, to meet new friends,to have fun, to be recognized as a person, and to achieve. The volunteer canonly do so much; children need the support of their parents.Parent participation in 4-H results in the following benefits: Active parent participation can strengthen and broaden the 4-Hprogram in any local club or in any county.When parental support is positive, the club is likely to becomestronger, larger, and more active.In clubs where parental support is evident, individual members receivemore personal attention and guidance from leaders and parents.Club activities and events will develop and expand with the additionalsupport of parents. 4-H can have a positive influence on the lives ofthousands of boys and girls.This happens only when parents care enough to share their time, efforts, andtalents. Below are 4-H member expectations. As a parent, your job is toprovide transportation, and provide support for them to meet the followingexpectations.4-H MEMBER EXPECTATIONS 14Enroll in 4-H.Follow the 4-H Code of Conduct.Participate in 4-H club meetings, lessons, and activities.Take part in at least one community service activity per year.Demonstrate or teach at the club, county, or state level.Keep informed of project requirements (livestock ID, Animal QualityAssurance, level testing, and more).Complete project requirements by designated deadlines.Participate in contests or fair competitions.Complete annual records or awards applications.Follow through on any elected or designated leadership role.
THE 4-H CODEParents, guardians, volunteers, and members are all a part of 4-H. Bring yourbest to the 4-H experience by following the Code of Conduct. Below is anabbreviated version. All members, parents, and volunteers are expected tofollow the Code of Conduct. You sign it each year when you re-enroll in 4-H.RESPECTTreat all people and property with respect, courtesy,consideration and compassion. Avoid and prevent putdowns,insults, name calling, swearing, and other language or nonverbalconduct likely to offend, hurt, or set a bad example.KEEP INFORMEDKeep informed about 4-H program policies and projects, and readmaterials pertaining to the county. Read the newsletter, follow uson Facebook.KINDNESSRecognize that all people have skills and talents. Teach and fosterteamwork and discourage selfishness.FAIRNESSBe open to ideas, suggestions, and opinions of others.CITIZENSHIPObey laws and rules as an obligation of being a good citizen.GOOD STEWARDS / ETHICAL TREATMENTDemonstrate the responsible treatment of animals andstewardship of the environment.RESPONSIBILITYNot use alcohol or illegal substances (or be under the influence)while working with or participating in any part of the 4-Hprogram.SAFETYProvide a safe environment for all parties involved in 4-H. Protectthose involved from sexual harassment, physical force, verbal ormental abuse, neglect, or other harmful behaviors.15
ANIMAL PROJECTREQUIREMENTSAnimal projects have additional requirements to establish animal ownership,knowledge of animal care, and safety for participants exhibiting in shows. Itis the responsibility of youth and parents involved in animal projects to keepinformed of requirements.MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIESTo participate in a Seward County 4-H Animal or Livestock Project, 4-Hmembers must complete the following: Enroll in the livestock project of their choice by April 1. 4-H’ersenrolling in more than one county cannot take the same project in twocounties (i.e. Beef is one project, breeding and market animals cannotbe shown in two different counties).Properly identify animals by method of identification and deadlineslisted. County Fair identification is due June 15.Quality Assurance Certification: To exhibit beef, dairy, goat, sheep,pig, poultry, and rabbit at the County Fair, State Fair, or AKSARBENexhibitors must be Quality Assurance certified by JUNE 15. Allmembers ages 8 – 19 must attend a YQCA (Youth for the Quality Careof Animals) training in-person or online.Registration for the training is on-line at http://YQCA.ORG 16Horse Level Testing: To participate in horse riding events, exhibitorsmust have completed the proper level testing by the followingdeadlines:o District, State, and AKSARBEN May 8o County Fair – July 10Pre-Enter animal(s) for the County Fair, State Fair, or AKSARBEN byappropriate deadlines (for County Fair June 10). Watch newsletter forState Fair and AKSARBEN deadlines.Follow the IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Expositions)National Code of Show Ring Ethics. The entire code of ethics isincluded in this handbook.
ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION4-H’ers planning to exhibit livestock or horse project animals (beef, sheep,meat goat, dairy goat, dairy, rabbit, swine, horse) must turn in AnimalAffidavit (ID) forms by June 15 each year. Identifying the project animal isan important aspect of the 4-H project.APPLICABLE FORMSFOR COUNTY FAIR Breeding Beef Ownership Affidavit Market Beef Ownership Affidavit Feeder Calf Ownership Affidavit Bucket Calf Record Book Market Lamb Ownership Affidavit Breeding Sheep Ownership Affidavit Market Swine Ownership Affidavit 4H F109: Dairy Goat Identification Affidavit Breeding Doe Ownership Affidavit Meat (Market) Goat Ownership Affidavit Dairy Identification Affidavit Rabbit Ownership Affidavit Horse Identification CertificateACCURACY AND COMPLETENESSAll applicable information on each form should be completed. There is someinformation common to all forms, this includes:a)b)c)d)e)f)g)h)Names and ages of exhibitorsClub nameCountySignature of at least one listed exhibitorSignature and address of parentPhone number of parent(s)YCQA certificate numberPremise ID numberAdditional information is required for each species.ANIMAL AFFIDAVIT/ID FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT:SEWARD.UNL.EDU (4-H & PROJECT RESOURCES TABS)17
YOUTH FOR THE QUALITY CARE OF ANIMALSYQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, andcharacter development. YQCA certification is required to participate in county fair, state fair,and Aksarben livestock shows. Clover Kids are not required to complete Quality Assurance training. DUE: JUNE 15 for beef, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbit, dairy, pigs Must recertify each year. Failure to complete modules will result in youth being ineligible toexhibit animals.TRAINING OPTIONS:Online Course YQCA.ORG 12 paid onlineFace to Face YQCA TrainingCost will vary depending on location. Register atYQCA.ORGUse your FAMILY 4HOnline login and password information (login andpassword your family uses to enroll in 4-H) to access the courses for theyouth in your family. Only ACTIVE members will show in the dropdown menufor access to the course.HORSE LEVELS TESTINGAll Horse exhibitors are required to have completed at least Level 1 of theHorse Advancement Levels before they will be allowed to ride in horse eventsat County Fair.Horse Level Testing Consists of:Club DemonstrationFeed ChartsHealth Care ReportsWritten ExamsSkills TestHorse Advancement Levels testing must be done with a certified examiner.Written exams require an 80% to pass and are taken at the Extension Office.Please call to make an appointment to take the written exams. All Levelstesting must be completed by July 10 for County Fair. Study guideinformation can be obtained from the Extension Office or online at:http://4h.unl.edu/horse/advancement18
IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Expositions)NATIONAL CODE OF SHOW RING ETHICSExhibitors of animals at livestock shows shall at all times conduct themselves withhonesty and good sportsmanship. Their conduct in this competitive environmentshall always reflect the highest standards of honor and dignity to promote theadvancement of agricultural education. This code applies to junior as well as openclass exhibitors who compete in structured classes of competition. This code appliesto all livestock offered in any event at a livestock show. In addition to the “IAFENational Code of Show Ring Ethics,” fairs and livestock shows may have rules andregulations which they impose on the local, county, state, provincial, and nationallevels.All youth leaders working with junior exhibitors are under an affirmativeresponsibility to do more than avoid improper conduct or questionable acts. Theirmoral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliablewill be influenced by their fine example. Owners, exhibitors, fitters, trainers. andabsolutely responsible persons who violate the code of ethics will forfeit premiums,awards and auction proceeds and shall be prohibited from future exhibition inaccordance with the rules adopted by the respective fairs and livestock shows.Exhibitors who violate this code of ethics demean the integrity of all livestockexhibitors and should be prohibited from competition at all livestock shows in theUnited States and Canada.The following is a list of guidelines for all exhibitors and all livestock in competitiveevents:1. All exhibitors must present, upon request of fair and livestock show officials,proof of ownership, length of ownership and age of all animals entered.Misrepresentation of ownership, age, or any facts relating thereto is prohibited.2. Owners, exhibitors, fitters, trainers, or absolutely responsible persons, shallprovide animal health certificates from licensed veterinarians upon request by fairor livestock show officials.3. Junior exhibitors are expected to care for and groom their animals while at fairsor livestock shows.4. Animals shall be presented to show events where they will enter the food chainfree of drugs. The act of entering an animal in a livestock show is the giving ofconsent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, and/or absolutely responsibleperson for show management to obtain any specimens of urine, saliva, blood, orother substances from the animal to be used in testing. Animals not entered in anevent, which culminates with the animal entering the food chain, shall not beadministered drugs other than in accordance with applicable federal, state, andprovincial statues, regulations, and rules.Livestock shall not be exhibited if the drugs administered in accordance withfederal, state, and provincial statutes, regulations and rules affect the animal’sperformance or appearance at the event. If the laboratory report on the chemicalanalysis of saliva, urine, blood, or other sample taken from livestock indicates thepresence of forbidden drugs or medication, this shall be prima facie evidencesuch substance has been administered to the animal either internally orexternally. It is presumed that the sample of urine, saliva, blood, or othersubstance tested (by the approved laboratory to which it is sent) is the one takenfrom the animal in question. Its integrity is preserved and all procedures of saidcollection and preservation transfer to the laboratory and analysis of the sampleare correct and accurate and the report received from the laboratory pertains to19
the sample taken from the animal in question and correctly reflects the conditionof the animal at the time the sample was taken, with the burden on the owner,exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to prove otherwise atany hearing in regard to the matter conducted by the fair or livestock show. Atany time after an animal arrives on the fair or livestock show premises, alltreatments involving the use of drugs and/or medications shall be administeredby a licensed veterinarian.5. Any surgical procedure or injection of any foreign substance or drug or theexternal application of any substance (irritant, counterirritant, or similarsubstance) which could affect the animal’s performance or alter its naturalcontour, conformation, or appearance, except external applications of substancesto the hoofs or horns of animals which affect appearance only and except forsurgical procedures performed by duly licensed veterinarian for the sole purposeof protecting the health of the animal, is prohibited.6. The use of showing and/or handling practices or devices such as striking animalsto cause swelling, using electrical contrivance, or other similar practices are notacceptable and are prohibited.7. Direct criticism or interference with the judge, fair, or livestock showmanagement, other exhibitors, breed representatives, or show officials before,during, or after the competitive event is prohibited. In the furtherance of theirofficial duty, all judges, fair, and livestock show management, or other showofficials shall be treated with courtesy, cooperation, and respect, and no personshall direct abusive or threatening conduct toward them.8. No owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person shallconspire with another person or persons to intentionally violate this code of ethicsor knowingly contribute or cooperate with another person or persons either byaffirmative action or inaction to violate this code of ethics. Violation of this ruleshall subject such individual to disciplinary action.9. The application of this code of ethics provides for absolute responsibility for ananimal’s condition by an owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or participant whether ornot he or she was actually instrumental in or had actual knowledge of thetreatment of the animal in contravention of this code of ethics.10. The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor,fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to have any disciplinary actiontaken by the fair or livestock show against such individuals published in anypublication of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, includingFairs and Expositions and any special notices to members.11. The act of entering an animal in a fair or livestock show is the giving ofverification by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsibleperson that he or she has read the IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics andunderstands the consequences of and penalties provided for actions prohibited bythe code. It is further a consent that any action which contravenes these rulesand is also in violation of federal, state, or provincial statutes, regulations, orrules may be released to appropriate law enforcement authorities with jurisdictionover such infractions.20
THE COUNTY FAIRThe Seward County Fair is a highlight of many 4-H’ers annual experience. Itis a community event, showcasing the talents and achievements of youth.Youth take part in contests and share exhibits that are the result of theirproject work.FAIRBOOK- This book is usually available online by April. There may bea printed version as well. This is your guide for exhibiting at the fair. It willhave guidelines of what to include with your exhibits such as extrasupporting material. It is important to read the sections of the fairbook thatpertain to your project exhibits. The Fairbook is made up of Departments,Division Name and Number, and Classes.DEPARTMENTThe entire oroverallcurriculum areasuch as “Family& ConsumerScience” or“AnimalScience”DIVISIONA more specificarea such as“Division 257DesignDecisions”. Itusually refers toa project.CLASSA very specificand detailedarea, givinginformation anddetails relatedto a specificclass of exhibitsuch as“8. Bedcover”* County Only Exhibits - Will be denoted in the fairbook with a *sign before the exhibit name in the fairbook. County only exhibits arenot eligible for state competition.COUNTY FAIR DATES - Held in Seward, NE at the fairgrounds inAugust (dates may vary). Entry day is typically early in the week with staticexhibit judging the following day. Some contests such as Presentations,Culinary Challenge, Shooting Sports, Fashion Show are held ahead of theofficial start date of the fair. Schedule will
Nebraska Extension in Seward County 322 S 14th Street Seward, NE 68434 PHONE: 402-643-2981 Email: [email protected] Website: seward.unl.edu . Flowers Gardening Aerospace/Rocketry Computers Electricity Gear-Tech-21 Geospatial Physics Robotics Welding Woodworking