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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4-H Grows Here

National 4-H Week

4-H is the nation's largest youth organization empowering more than six million young people across America. National 4-H Week, October 4-10, 2015, is our opportunity to celebrate the impact 4-H youth are making in their lives and their communities. There are three easy ways to join the celebration.
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4-H National Youth Science Day

4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world's largest youth-led science experiment. On October 7, 2015, millions of young people will take part in this year's NYSD experiment, Motion Commotion, to learn about physics, speed and safety!
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Nebraska State Fair Fun is in the Fair

State Fair 4-H Results

The 2015 Nebraska State Fair 4-H Results are now available. The results can also be found on our 4-H at the Nebraska State Fair App
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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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