• Premier Animal Science Event

Lincoln, Nebraska
June 20-21, 2024

Premier Animal Science Event

The Nebraska 4-H Premier Animal Science Event (PASE) features a variety of state-level animal science contests. The two-day event is held annually at the Nebraska Animal Science Complex in Lincoln. Youth explore issues related to the animal industry, discover college and career opportunities, and work with other youth from across the state. Youth have the opportunity to participate in livestock contests that do not require owning or exhibiting a live animal, including livestock, meat, and poultry judging, as well as livestock skill-a-thon, and livestock quiz bowl. NEW in 2024, the addition of the Companion Animal Challenge and Animal Welfare Judging Contest! Youth can participate in more than one contest or event as their schedule allows. In addition, youth will have chances to explore the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus, meet with faculty members and current college students, and have fun with friends! 

2024 Information Packet (Coming Soon!)


Pre-Registration is required for all participants. Pre-registration is completed by county Extension offices. Registration will open on May 1 and will close on May 30 (Noon CST). For more information, please contact your local Extension office.


Like all 4-H programs, the Premier Animal Science Event relies heavily on volunteers to run a smooth event. A variety of roles are available throughout the two-day event, such as moderators, scorekeepers, timekeepers, and group leaders. To volunteer at this year's event or to learn more about the volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer sign-up form (2024 coming soon!).

Thank You

The Nebraska 4-H Premier Animal Science Event is sponsored by the Nebraska College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Nebraska Investment Finance Authority.

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