Spring 4-H Bounty

 It’s spring and that means a bounty of spring 4-H activities are on the agenda.  Here’s a quick rundown you can transfer to your family activity calendar so you don’t miss anything. If you have any questions or need to pre-register please call UNL Extension in Burt County at 402-374-2929.


Mary Loftis

Mary Loftis

Monday, April 21: 4-H Public Speaking Contest, Noon pre-registration deadline or will be dropped a ribbon. The contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.


Saturday, April 26: 4-H Favorite Foods Contest, Pre-entry due by Noon, Friday, April 25. The contest will be held at the Craig Fire Hall with setup at 9:45 a.m. and judging at 10:00 a.m.


Saturday, May 3: 4-H Bicycle Rodeo, Pre-entry due by Noon, Friday, May 2.  At least 3 participants must be registered to hold this contest. The contest will be held in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church parking lot in Oakland right off Hwy 77 beginning at 10:00 a.m.


Thursday, May 22 – Tagging Day for all sheep, goats, feeder and bucket calves. Tagging and ID sheets will be completed at the Burt County Fairgrounds from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Please bring $1.00 per 4-H tag needed. FFA tags need to be obtained from your FFA advisor. If you are unable to attend you may purchase 4-H ear tags in the Extension office, tag your own animals and have the ID sheet checked by having John or Mary verify the information by driving the animals to the Burt County Courthouse before the June 1 identification deadline. Please call the UNL Extension office at: 402-374-2929 to make sure someone is available to check your animals before you make a special trip to town with them.


Thursday, May 22: Regional Speech Contest, Norfolk or Lincoln for those who qualify at the county contest.


Tuesday- Friday, May 27-30: Robotics Camp –9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Designed for youth ages10-12. Registration fee $20 (Burt County 4-H members only pay $10.) The camp will be held at the Tekamah Auditorium in Tekamah.


Monday, June 2 – Deadline day to have all 4-H and FFA ID sheets in Extension Office, as well as 4-H enrollment and project forms completed and returned to the office. Call 402-374-2929 if you have any project changes you would like to make.


Not involved with the 4-H program yet?  We can fix that! Give us a call at the UNL Extension Office in Burt County at 402-374-2929. We don’t want anyone to miss out on any of the bounty of 4-H spring activities.



Mary Loftis,

Extension Assistant
UNL Extension – Burt County
111 North 13th Street, Suite 6
Tekamah, NE 68061
Phone: (402) 374-2929

Fax: (402) 374-2930

Internet: mloftis2@unl.edu

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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