Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Phelps County Invitational 4-H Presentation Results Announced

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Six 4-H youth participated in the 2017 4-H Presentation Contest held June 29th, 2017, at the Phelps County Ag Center.
The 4-H Presentation Contest helps youth develop skills for communicating. Through the contest, youth have an opportunity to teach others about the skills they have learned in 4-H by delivering a “show and tell” presentation. Presentations relate to how 4-H youth are learning about 4-H science, agriculture literacy, career development/college readiness, citizenship/leadership, or healthy living, through their 4-H experiences or projects. Tonya McCroden, of Minden, served as the judge. Ribbon placings were as follows.
Senior Division-12 and older
Anna Pelton, Cinder Block Planters, age 14, Purple
Brooke Brockman (Gosper), A Gold Mine Activity, age 13, Blue
Joseph Pelton, Leatherworking 101, age 13, Purple
Sr. Champion-Anna Pelton
Sr. Reserve Champion-Joseph Pelton.
Junior Division- 11 and under
Evie Pelton, Summer Yum, age 9, Blue
Kara Brockman (Gosper), You! Call 9-1-1!, age 8, Purple
Bethany Pelton, Tie Dye Terrific, age 10, Purple
Jr. Champion-Kara Brockman
Jr. Reserve Champion-Bethany Pelton
Additionally, Anna Pelton was named the 4-H Premier Presenter and has the opportunity to represent Phelps County at the 4-H Premier Presentation Contest to be held at the Nebraska State Fair. Joseph Pelton and Bethany Pelton are also eligible to participate in the Nebraska State Fair.
Nebraska 4-H is part of UNL Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Learn more about the 4-H presentation Contest and the UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at http://4h.unl.edu.

District Horse Show Results

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Several Phelps and Gosper County 4-H’ers competed at the District Horse Show in Lexington, NE on Monday, June 12. The results to the various classes are as follows:
Senior Western Horsemanship: Purple – Alec Lovitt, Blue – Cauy Bennett, Taytum Dickman, and Jaycee Wooters.
Western Pleasure Ponies: Purple and Champion of the Class – Cauy Bennett.
Senior Western Pleasure Horses: Purple – Alec Lovitt.
Senior Reining: Blue – Cauy Bennett, White – Jaycee Wooters and Alec Lovitt.
Senior Pole Bending: Purple and Reserve Champion of the Class – Alec Lovitt, Red: Jaycee Wooters.
Senior Barrel Racing: Purple and Reserve Champion of the Class – Jaycee Wooters, Purple - Alec Lovitt, Red – Hannah Kinnaman and Taytum Dickman.
Other participants included: Hannah Kinnaman and Taytum Dickman in Sr. Pole Bending and Taytum Dickman in Senior Reining.
Congratulations on a job well done by all District Horse Show participants!

Area 4-H’ers Win On Knowledge Of Horses

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Horse 4-H members from Dawson and surrounding counties gathered at the fairgrounds in Lexington. They came together to test their skills and knowledge in hippology and horse judging contests, said Dawson County Extension Educator Bruce Treffer.
Hippology
Garnering trophy wins in Hippology, which refers to the study of the horse, were Senior Division winner Katrina Sell of Atlanta and Junior Division winner Greg Treffer of Cozad. The competition consisted of a quiz along with tack, physiology and anatomy identification.
Junior Hippology
Purple ribbons: Greg Treffer, Cozad; and Sarah Treffer, Cozad.
Blue ribbon: Helene Keiser, Gothenburg.
Red ribbon: Mayla Sutherland, Cozad.
Senior Hippology
Blue ribbons: Katrina Sell of Atlanta; and Jennica Dannehl, Bertrand.
Judging
In the judging contest, 4-H’ers evaluated both halter and performance classes and gave oral reasons. Leah Treffer of Cozad and Sarah Treffer of Cozad swept the senior and junior divisions respectively. Both received trophies.
Junior Division
Purple ribbons: Sarah Treffer, Cozad; Helene Keiser, Gothenburg; Greg Treffer, Cozad.
Blue ribbons: Mayla Sutherland, Cozad.
Senior Division
Purple ribbons: Dannyl Bromander, Eustis; Jennica Dannehl, Bertrand; Leah Treffer, Cozad; and Katrina Sell, Atlanta.

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Holdrege School Ag Education Attends CASE Conference

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Jeff Moore, Ag Education Instructor at Holdrege High School has completed a STEM based CASE (Curriculum for AgriScience Education) training the past two weeks at Waverly High School on Agriscience Plant Sciences. Through a Nebraska FFA Foundation scholarship, funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board and DuPont Pioneer, Mr. Moore is supplementing this STEM based curriculum by using soybeans as a model, focus and method for learning. This fall Mr. Moore will be implementing this curriculum in their classroom by utilizing soybeans in various segments of the CASE Principles of Agriscience Plant Science systems.5042
“This is a good effort for industry and a commodity board to further agricultural education in our schools. The program shares the expertise of others to raise the level of agricultural education in our schools,” says Victor Bohuslavsky, Executive Director of the Nebraska Soybean Board.
Through this curriculum Mr. Moore will be teaching Holdrege Ag Education students about the process, benefits and challenges related to the use of soybeans in agriculture. “The content and curriculum in addition to the added use of technology and tools will greatly enhance several courses and teaching methods within the Holdrege Ag Education Department.” Not only will the curriculum be applied to basic Plant Systems Course work, but the applications will apply to production agriculture practices and topics that our local ag producers are using today.” says Mr. Moore.
Matt Kreifels, Assistant Professor of Practice with UNL’s Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication Department says, “We expect our teachers to know everything and teach all areas of agriculture, food and natural resources. The reality is they have very minimal resources to equip both themselves and their classrooms to teach this valuable information. The CASE Institute is unique and very beneficial to a teacher. They can easily implement that curriculum right in their classroom.”
About the Nebraska FFA Foundation
The mission of the Nebraska FFA Foundation is to enhance quality education/FFA programs in order to achieve excellence in leadership development, curriculum innovation and scholastic advancement of students. For more information, visit neffafoundation.org.

Holdrege Library To Host Program On Storm Chasing

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Nebraska weather can often be unpredictable. As part of the Summer Reading Program, Meteorologist Tim Reith from NTV will be at the Holdrege Library on Thursday July 6th, 2017, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to share thrilling stories of weather and storm chasing.
This promises to be an exciting evening!
The library is located at 604 East Avenue in Holdrege.
For more information call 308-995-6556.