2014 Nebraska State Fair
There's no place like the Nebraska State Fair! It's the premier showcase for 4-H'ers to share what they've learned and worked on in 4-H throughout the year. At the Fair, we celebrate the successes of thousands of kids who've learned and grown through 4-H.
The Nebraska State Fair is also a prime opportunity for 4-H'ers to cultivate skills they've learned in 4-H projects, put their life skills and good character to work, discover areas they'd like to learn more about, and to meet other kids and adults.
The 2014 Nebraska State Fair will be held August 22 - September 1, 2014, at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Nebraska. Numerous Nebraska State Fair 4-H Resources (fairbook, scoresheets and forms, schedules, maps, etc.) are available to help prepare 4-H participants for the Nebraska State Fair events.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair!
Quilts of Valor
Nebraska 4-H youth, families, and/or volunteers are being asked to participate in a statewide community service effort by creating and donating quilts to the service men and women who are protecting our country and who are "touched by war." The quilts will be collected and given through the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Read More
UNL Extension Celebrates Centennial
(May 8, 2014) On Thursday, May 8, UNL Extension celebrates 100 years of a proud legacy of building better lives for Nebraksans. Tied to UNL's flagship research powerhouse, over 300 UNL Extension professionals every day help Nebraska citizens gain benefits from the research and teaching of our Big Ten university. Learn More About Extension Centennial
In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act provided for mutual cooperation of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Land-Grant Colleges in conducting agricultural extenison work. And Nebraska 4-H was ready! By 1913, youth workers were already in place in counties. Cooperative Extension work, from its beginning, saw youth as an excellent audience for the dissemination of research-based information. The close relationship between Nebraska youth and UNL Extension continues today, 100 years later -- with 4-H as the link.
(January 3, 2014) The 2014 summer season is approaching fast -- make sure to include a trip to Nebraska 4-H Summer Camp in your schedule! 4-H Camps are open to ALL YOUTH ages 5-18; you do not have to be a 4-H Club Member. We are thrilled to invite all youth to enjoy summer camp at our two sites -- Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center in Gretna and Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, and at our Destination Camps across Nebraska! Day Camps and Family Camps are also available. Learn more by viewing the 2014 Camp Brochure. And be sure to register by April 15 to receive an early-bird discount!
The Health Rocks! Carnival App and Website
Check it out! The Health Rocks! Carnival app is now available! The app, developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and piloted by Nebraska youth, is available free through iTunes and as a desktop game. The interactive game allows youth to test their knowledge of drug and alcohol facts, and health through carnival-themed games. The overall health status of their player is determined by how many health points they obtain, which will either turn their player into a superhero or an unhealthy person.
The Health Rocks! Carnival app is the first app created for a national 4-H curriculum, which is an extension of the current Health Rocks! curriculum and program initiative.
Career Explorer by Nebraska 4-H
Career Explorer will help you connect the dots between choices you make every day and the opportunities you could have in the future. You will begin with a Luck of the Draw card and from there you will be in control, making ongoing decisions about your education and future career opportunities. At each stage of the game, you will be able to enter the workforce, get additional education, or explore training programs. You will have access to more than 450 careers with up-to-date salary information and summaries for each!