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Lancaster County Super Fair

Congratulations to all 4-H youth for your accomplishments at the Lancaster County Super Fair!

Thank You!!

A SUPER thank you to everyone who volunteered with 4-H activities at the Lancaster County Super Fair! 4-H at Super Fair would not be possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers of all ages. Volunteers like you are the heart (and hands) of 4-H!

4-H at the State Fair

Get ready for fun at the 2016 Nebraska State Fair, Friday, Aug. 26 through Monday, Sept. 5 at Fonner Park in Grand Island! The Lancaster County Extension office will have a limited number of $5 exhibitor tickets for 4-H exhibitors and their immediate family only. Learn more

4-H at State Fair Wants to Share Your Video!

Nebraska 4-H wants to showcase point-of-view videos taken by 4-H'ers like you! Learn more

What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a challenging question for anyone. 4-H Leaders you can help members explore career options sparking their interest in learning about careers and the thousands of options that are available to them. Details in the August 4-H Spotlight Newsletter

Finding a Balance - Time Management
From school and jobs to families, friends and activities everyone is running. Today’s world keeps our 4-H members and leaders very busy. Read more about finding the key to balance our days in the July 2011 4-H Spotlight Newsletter
Spotlight Newsletter for Volunteers

Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” for 4-H volunteers, members and families is posted online. July's topics include Better Kid Care! | What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? | 4-H and Washington D.C. | How to Write a Scholarship Application | 4-H STEAM 1 Clothing Skills | 4-H Focuses on New Food Exhibits | Watching Clover Kids Grow | UNL - Guaranteed Job Offers Thru CASNR Read Here

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

4-H Clover College Photos are on Flickr Now

Clover College photos are now on Flickr. This year's Clover College featured 58 workshops in 4 days, attended by 174 youth with 1,023 total class registrations! View Photos Here

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

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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 - August 2016
Lancaster County 4-H Heart of 4-H Award

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Lincoln Center Kiwanis as winner of August’s “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

Lincoln Center Kiwanis has supported the 4-H program for over 50 years! Lincoln Center Kiwanis currently has nearly 98 members who live in Lincoln, rural Lancaster County and surrounding communities. Their activities include:

  • presenting “Outstanding 4-H Club Awards” to the top 4-H clubs participating in the Lancaster County Super Fair,
  • annually awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior active in Lancaster County 4-H,
  • sponsoring the annual Kiwanis Karnival, a free family event, and
  • supporting the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center by helping build cabins and with landscaping — including donating, planting and caring for trees.

Many Kiwanis members have been 4-H club leaders and/or Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center board members. The Lincoln Center Kiwanis has also supported the Lancaster County Fair for numerous years, including helping serve the Family Barbecue. Bill Caldwell, Kiwanis member says, “4-H is the best single investment in youth. My favorite experience volunteering is all activities where youth are excited.” Kiwanis President Keith Prettyman says, “I like being there for youth -- there is no better way to make them understand they are important and valued.”

Lancaster County 4-H thanks Lincoln Center Kiwanis for their partnership and individual members for their time and talents. People like them are indeed the heart of 4-H!

To find out more about Lincoln Center Kiwanis, go to www.kiwanislincoln.org.

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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