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

140,000

youth are reached by Nebraska 4-H

93

Nebraska counties offer 4-H youth development programs

12,000

Volunteers share their time and resources with Nebraska 4-H

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2014 4-H Youth Development Outcome Report

Feature Programs

Livestock


 
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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Poultry

 
Poultry Events Canceled Across Nebraska

On Thursday, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture canceled all poultry events across Nebraska through January 1, 2016, as an effort to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. The decision was made following discussions with Nebraska Extension and poultry industry leaders.
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Horse Show

 
District and State Horse Shows

The 2015 Nebraska District 4-H Horse Shows will be held across the state between June 10-18, followed by the 2015 Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Exposition to be held July 12-16, in Grand Island. Youth ages 10-18 will demonstrate their skills in Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Pleasure Ponies/Horses, Western Horsemanship, Reining, Pole Bending, and Barrel Racing.
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4-H Events

Nebraska 4-H in IANR News

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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