Nebraska 4-H

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4-H is a community of young people, ages 5-18, across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach. In Nebraska, 4-H is present in all 93 counties across the state!

Nebraska 4-H Youth Development continues to make a difference in the lives of young people across the state! Throughout 2015, 4-H in Nebraska intentionally targets educational programs toward 4-H Science, Agricultural Literacy, Career Development and College Readiness, Community Engagement, and Healthy Living. In addition, 4-H has always been focused in supporting the post-secondary education aspirations of young people.

1 in 3

age-eligible youth across Nebraska are enrolled in 4-H


youth are reached by Nebraska 4-H


Nebraska counties offer 4-H youth development programs


Volunteers share their time and resources with Nebraska 4-H

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2014 4-H Youth Development Outcome Report

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Go Mobile at State Fair

Experience 4-H at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair from wherever you might be! Download the 4-H at the Nebraska State Fair App for your iPad/iPhone or Andriod mobile device. App users will be able to see a schedule of 4-H events, the results of all static exhibits and contests, 4-H news from the State Fair, and a fair map.
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Nebraska State Fair Fun is in the Fair

State Fair Entry Deadline

Beef, Sheep, Swine, Meat Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Dog, Companion Animals and in-person events including presentations, fashion show, judging contests, must be entered in ShoWorks on or before August 10, 2015, by 5 p.m. CST. These are entered by the families, not the county, and must be paid for by their credit card. There are no other options for payment.
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State Fair Educational Exhibits for Youth

4-H'ers are invited to create posters highlighting an educational aspect of their State Fair animal project. Posters will be attached to animal stalls or cages at this year's State Fair to increase youth's knowledge about animals and to share what they know with the State Fair public.
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4-H Events

Nebraska 4-H in IANR News

2015 Nebraska State Fair Preview

August 19 - Visitors to the Nebraska State Fair -- Aug. 28 to Sept. 7 in Grand Island -- can view more than 10,000 4-H exhibits from 2,500 exhibitors, representing all 93 Nebraska counties. In many cases, these exhibits represent the first step in a career path for Nebraska youth.
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4-H Shooting Sports National Championships Coming to Grand Island

June 11 - Nebraska 4-H will host the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships June 21-26 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park and Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.
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Nebraska Extension: Poultry Events Canceled Across Nebraska

June 4 - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has canceled all poultry events across Nebraska through Jan. 1, 2016, as an effort to prevent the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. The decision was made following discussion with Nebraska Extension and poultry industry leaders.
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Nebraska Extension's Lodl Honored by National AfterSchool Association

April 8 - Kathleen Lodl, associate dean for Nebraska Extension, has been selected as one of the most influential in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by the National AfterSchool Association.
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