4-H Youth Development
What's Happening Highlights!
Give to Lincoln Day - Give to Lancaster County 4-H
Give to Lincoln Day is May 26. Please consider supporting Lancaster County 4-H. Donations can be made now and will count towards the goal. Just click the image to go to the Lancaster County 4-H donation page. Thanks for your support of 4-H.
Special Garden Project, Jazzy Mix Zinnia
4-H families are invited to participate in a special garden project growing Jazzy Mix Zinnia. Twenty seed packets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more
Horsemanship Level Testings April 26 & May 10
The a riding skills level testing will be held on April 26 & May 10, 5:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center. Sign up one week in advance. Learn more
4-H/FFA Fair Books Were Mailed - New Opportunities!
The Lancaster County 4-H and FFA Fair Book contains entry information for 4-H & FFA members exhibiting in 4-H/FFA and were mailed in early March. Check out the online version - you'll find changes from last year’s Fair Book in green text. Here is a list of new 4-H exhibit classes at fair. The online version is available here
Spotlight Newsletter for Volunteers
Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” for 4-H volunteers, members and families is posted online. March's topics include | Do’s and Don’t of Being a 4-H Parent | 4-H Code of Volunteer Ethics | Coaching of Youth Members | 4-H Projects = Future Careers | Snacks That Satisfy. 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
New 4-H/FFA Livestock Identification Requirements
Paper identification forms are no longer required for Nebraska State Fair or AKSARBEN animals — the DNA will serve as the nomination. Market beef needs to be identified by April 15; sheep, hogs and goats by June 15. All livestock ONLY being shown at county fair will need a paper identification form. Learn more
4-H Members and Volunteers Must Re-Enroll Every Year
IMPORTANT! Please enroll ASAP! Nebraska State 4-H has transitioned the 4HOnline database to the new 4-H year. Current 4-H members and volunteer who do not re-enroll on the 4-H enrollment website 4HOnline at https://ne.4honline.com are no longer officially enrolled members. Details and Links Here
Clover College Registration Opens May 2
4-H Clover College will be 58 workshops offered June 14-17 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. The schedule and registration is now posted online. Registration opens May 2 for currently enrolled 4-H'ers. Classes fill up quickly!HERE.
New Nebraska Cat 4-H Club
UNL Companion Animal 4-H Online Cat Club meets the second Thursday of every month, 6–7 p.m. Meetings are hosted in Lincoln at UNL East Campus, Animal Science Complex, room A211. Youth in other counties can join online. Open to all youth ages 8–18. Contact Dr. Lisa Karr-Lilienthal at 402-472-6458. Several Lancaster County specialty 4-H clubs are also looking for new 4-H members. Both current 4-H members and those interested in joining 4-H are invited to join these clubs. Details
Calendars - News:
- Current 4-H E-News
- 2016 Local 4-H Calendar of Events.
- The NEBLINE Newsletter
- Lancaster County 4-H Social Media
- 2016 4-H Achievement Celebration results
Upcoming Events Calendar
4-H Member Resources:
- Enrollment forms, scholarship & awards, club resources...
- Horse Project
- Livestock & Companion Animal Projects
- Static Exhibit & Other Projects
- 4-H Staff Contacts
County & State Fair:
Be a 4-H Volunteer!
- Become a 4-H Volunteer
- On-line Interest Form
- Heart of 4-H Award Nomination
- Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter
- Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Code of Ethics
- Lancaster County 4-H Program
- Clover College
- 4-H Clover Kids (ages 5-7)
- On-line Interest Form
- Nebraska State 4-H
4-H School Enrichment
- 4-H Embryology & Egg Cam
- Ag Literacy Festival
- NEP School Enrichment
- After School Programs
- earth wellness festival
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
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!