Premier Animal Science Event

June 21-22, 2023 | Lincoln, Nebraska

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. The event is designed to help youth explore issues related to the animal industry, discover college and career opportunities, and work with other teens 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 quiz bowl. Youth can participate in more than one contest or event as their schedule allows. In addition, youth will have chances to explore East Campus, meet with faculty members and current college students, and have fun with friends! 


Pre-Registration is required for all participants. Pre-registration is completed by county Extension offices. For more information, please contact your local Extension office.


Courtesy of Nebraska Extension Lancaster County, event shirts are available for pre-order via the T-Shirt Order Form (2022).


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 complete the volunteer interest form.

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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