Nebraska 4-H

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In Nebraska, 1 in 3 age-eligible youth across all 93 counties is enrolled in 4-H, for a total enrollment reaching approximately 140,000 youth. These youth, ages 5-18, participate in 4-H through camps, clubs, school enrichment, and afterschool programs organized by Nebraska Extension. The citizens of Nebraska help shape the 4-H Youth Development program priorities.

Nebraska 4-H prepares young people for successful futures. Educational programs place strong emphasis on life skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, social skills, communication, responsibility, citizenship, and leadership.

Through 4-H, youth serve as role models in their community and have the chance to learn and meet people from across their county, state, and country. For over 100 years, youth and adults have been serving, working, and learning together through 4-H.

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4-H overnight and day camps offer recreational, educational, and even career exploration opportunities. 4-H camps provide youth with the chance to meet new people, have fun, and experience something new!

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4-H clubs are an organized group that meets regularly to focus on a series of educational experiences. Clubs can meet in a variety of locations and typically meet in the evenings and on the weekends.

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School enrichment programs offer non-formal, hands-on educational experiences in classrooms in support of school curriculum. These programs are coordinated in collaboration with public and private schools.

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Afterschool programs meet between 3-6 PM to offer youth a safe, fun, and educational experiences through hands-on activities and 4-H curriculum. Some afterschool groups are also 4-H clubs.


Statewide programs are available to youth across Nebraska. Many of the statewide programs do require youth to be an enrolled 4-H member. Programs are offered at various levels, including county, district, state, regional, and national levels. However, some programs/events held at a local, county, or district levels may not be included in our list. For more information about additional programs offered at these levels, please contact your local Extension office

Statewide Program List


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Featured Programs

NE4H State Fair App

Nebraska 4-H State Fair App

Download the 4-H at the Nebraska State Fair App for your iPad/iPhone or Android mobile device. Through the app, you will have access to the 4-H schedule, 4-H static exhibit results, exhibit hall map, and more!
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2016 NE State Fair

2016 Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair is the premier showcase of 4-H'ers sharing what they've learned and worked on in 4-H throughout the year. Th State Fair will be held August 26-September 5 in Grand Island, NE.
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Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor

The Nebraska 4-H Quilts of Valor Presentation will be held at the 2016 Nebraska State Fair at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 3rd in the 4-H Building.
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