Nebraska 4-H

Member Resources

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National 4-H Council

Nebraska 4-H provides numerous opportunities for members across the state to learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas, and use their influence to drive positive outcomes.

Additional opportunities may be offered on a local, county, or district level. Please contact your local Extension office for more information about specific opportunities available in your area.

STATEWIDE MEMBER RESOURCES

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Awards & Recognition

Nebraska 4-H recognizes and awards individuals and groups for outstanding achievements and contributions to their community, club, and their own personal development. Recognition and awards are available throughout all levels and programs of 4-H.

Awards & Recognition

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State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair is the premier opportunity for 4-H members to showcase what they have learned and worked on throughout the year through static exhibits, in-person contests, and live animal shows. Find resources for 4-H exhibitors, results, and more.

State Fair

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Livestock

4-H members who have access to or own livestock have many opportunities to participate in shows and events. Nebraska 4-H also offers a variety of programs that do not require livestock ownership or access.

Livestock

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Shooting Sports

The Shooting Sports projects and programs offer opportunities for youth to learn safe gun handling skills and sound fundamentals of shooting under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable adult volunteers. Youth may explore subject areas, such as archery, air rifle, air pistol, BB gun, smallbore rifle and pistol (.22 caliber), hunting and outdoor skills, shotgun (9 years old, 4-H age), and muzzleloading (9 years old, 4-H age)

Shooting Sports

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Horse

4-H members who have access to or own a horse have many opportunities to participate in shows and events with their equine partner. However, Nebraska 4-H also offers a variety of horse programs that do not require youth to own or have access to a horse. Additionally, there are volunteer opportunities within these programs which are open to both youth and their families.

Horse

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Companion Animal

Companion animals are diverse groups of animals that include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, companion birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and many more! There are currently more than 1.1 billion companion animals worldwide. In fact, there are more companion animals than people in the United States.

Companion Animal

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Communication & Expressive Arts

The Nebraska 4-H communications and expressive arts programs offer life-changing opportunities for youth. 4-H members practice life skills, such as planning/organizing, self-discipline, critical thinking, goal setting, resilience, problem-solving, and self-motivation.

Communication & Expressive Arts

Projects

Nebraska 4-H offers over 150 projects for member. See all the statewide projects offered this year.

Projects

Enrollment

Members must re-enroll through the 4-H Online each year. Youth interested in participating in their county fair or the Nebraska State Fair must complete enrollment by June 15. Find step-by-step instructions for completing the enrollment process.

Enrollment Instructions

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