State Program Contact

Kathleen (Kate) Pittack
Educational Engagement Coordinator
(402) 472-9023
4-H Youth Development, 114 AGH,
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700


PASE/Life Challenge

Each summer, over 500 4-H'ers convene at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus to test their skills in animal science and family and consumer sciences during PASE (Premier Animal Science Events) and Life Challenge. Teens compete in a variety of different contests including: livestock, meats and poultry judging, livestock skillathon, livestock quiz bowl, life challenges and clover challenge. While on campus, young people have the opportunity to take part in faculty-led workshops, campus tours, and special sessions by UNL recruiters.

 Goat class pase unl display Skillathon

In order to participate in the PASE/Life Challenge event, 4-H'ers must have pre-qualified at the county level. For more information on these county events, contact your local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office. For more information about PASE contact Kate Pittack. For more information about Life Challenge contact Michelle Krehbiel

Permission & Health Form

Events held June 30 - July 1, 2014. Contest entry timeline is May 16 through 11:00 p.m. June 13, 2014; invoices will be printed from the registration program and must be submitted with payment information by June 16th.

Order PASE/Life Challenge t-shirts here!

PASE/Life Challenge Photos

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 "PASE/Life Challenge is sponsored by the Nebraska 4-H Foundation with the support of the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority"