4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

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4-H Household Pet Fest, Sept. 30

Youth ages 8 and up and their families are invited to the 4-H Household Pet Fest on Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln, NE. Household pets includes hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mice, snakes, turtles, fish, reptiles, amphibians, caged birds and any animal small enough to put in your pocket. Cost is $2 per family which include 3 raffle tickets. No registration is necessary. Flyer

4-H Teen Council Invites New Members

Youth in 7th-12th grade — want to have so much fun making new friends, learning how to run meetings, doing community service projects and other activities that you won’t realize you are learning important leadership skills? Join 4-H Teen Council! Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. The next meeting will be Sunday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. For more information or to join, contact Tracy Anderson at tracy.anderson@unl.edu or 402-441-7180.

4-H Council Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Oct. 1

A 4-H Council Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at the Woodland Hills Golf Course, Eagle, NE. 4-Person Scramble, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $80 per person/$320 per team. The Duffers Golf League is the tournament sponsor. Flyer

4-H Information Night, Oct. 10

The annual Lancaster County 4-H Information Night will be held tuesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road., Lincoln, NE. Find out how youth ages 5-18 can join 4-H! Adults are needed to help organize clubs. Current 4-H members will showcase their projects. See animals such as rabbits and llamas. There also be free hot dogs, Q&A, prizes and fun! Flyer

4-H Rabbit Clinic, Oct. 21

A free 4-H Rabbit Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Open to all youth and families. This is a great opportunity to learn about the 4-H Rabbit program, which is open to all youth ages 8–18. For more information, call Kate Pulec at 402-441-7180. Flyer

Youth Science Day for Homeschooled Youth

Choose from two time slots: 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek  Road, Lincoln. Open to all homeschooled youth graders K-6th. Youth will rotate through five hands-on stations doing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities. Fee: $5 per youth. Preregistraion requested by Oct. 20 by contacting Kate Pulec and 402-441-7180 or kpulec3@unl.edu. Flyer

Are You Interested in 4-H?

If you are interested in the 4-H program in Lancaster County, Nebraska, you can fill out an on-line form to let us know how we can help you. It's easy. This form is for both youth who want to join 4-H and adults who are interested in volunteering! Fill Out The Form

Nominate your Club for 4-H Club of the Month

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have joined together to recognize 4-H clubs throughout the state of Nebraska. Any 4-H club may nominate themselves to be the Club of the Month. Clubs who are chosen receive a $50 cash card. Learn more

Lancaster County Super Fair

Information about 4-H at the 2017 Lancaster County Super Fair is now online.

Nebraska State Fair

2017 Nebraska 4-H State 4-H Exhibitor Information: http://4h.unl.edu/state-fair/exhibitor 

2017 Nebraska State Fair general information: www.statefair.org

2016 4-H results from the Nebraska State Fair: http://4h.unl.edu/state-fair/results

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Find 4-H Clubs in Your Community! If you live outside of Lancaster County, Nebraska and would like more information about 4-H programs in your community, contact your local extension office. To find your local office, visit HERE

Heart of 4-H Award - November 2016
Sara Hansen

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Sara Hansen as winner of November's “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

Sara has volunteered with 4-H for six years. After three years helping with the Helping Hearts clover kids 4-H club, she organized and is leader of the Clever Clovers 4-H club. The club was a 2015 Nebraska Club of Excellence and does at least one community service project a year — last year they planting flowers at Tabitha Health Care and sewed pillowcases to donate to the foster care program. Sarah has also helped staff shifts at the 4-H food booth at the Lancaster County Super Fair.

Lancaster County 4-H thanks Sara for donating her time and talents. People like her are indeed the heart of 4-H! Read more

Lancaster County 4-H presents a Heart of 4-H Award to a Lancaster County 4-H volunteer each month! These volunteers are recognized for their outstanding volunteer service. You can nominate a deserving volunteer!

4-H Year in Review!

In 2015, Lancaster County 4-H involved nearly: 1,017 club members, 248 independent members, 2,205 youth in afterschool & summer programs which incorporated 4-H activities, and 20,582 youth in 4-H school enrichment programs. Nearly 1,345 adults volunteered!

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