Lancaster County 4-H

Lancaster County Extension Lobby Open

The Lancaster County Extension office lobby is open to the public. Staff office areas will remain closed to the public, but 4-H forms, etc. may be dropped off in the lobby. Masks are highly recommended. There is a phone in the lobby you can use to communicate with Extension staff. As always, staff are available via phone (402-441-7180) or email ( Many of Extension’s educational resources are online (

4-H Information Night, Tuesday, Oct. 6

Lancaster County youth and their families are invited to discover the 4-H youth development program! To accommodate social distancing, this event will be an open house format and a blend of indoor/outdoors. Arrive no later than 7 p.m. Note as of Monday, Oct. 5 — weather forecast looks great, so rain date is not needed. Tuesday, Oct. 6 planned date is a go! See you then! Current directed health measures will be followed, including wearing face coverings and a health screening check-in. See 4-H projects such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and design exhibits, dogs, rabbits, piglets and llamas! Fun door prizes!

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Cultivating Healthy Lifestyles

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) helps families on a limited budget improve the quality of their diet. NEP participants acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior changes necessary to improve their health. NEP is free to all participants who meet income guidelines. Learn more - visit Lancaster County NEP on Facebook.

Simple Tips & Recipes for Everyday Life

On the UNL Food and Fitness team's web site at, you'll find information on food, fitness and fitness, educational resources, food safety and preservation, local foods and more. The Nebline Newsletter also features a section on Food and Health in each issue with recipes, helpful tips, and nutrition information. 

Get Your Wildlife Questions Answered

As we move into spring, you may have more encounters with wildlife. Whether you are just curious about that snake on your sidewalk or need to address a nuisance critter, resources are available 24/7/365. Visit Nebraska Extension Wildlife and Nebraska's Guide to Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, Lizards and Salamanders

Recent Ag Programs are now Archived On-line

Video recordings of Nebraska Extension’s recent “Successful Farmer Series” and “Managing Agricultural Land in 2020 and Beyond” (aka “Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent”) workshops are now archived online. Go to

Lancaster County 4-H is for You!

Open to all youth ages 5–18, the Nebraska Extension 4-H youth development program emphasizes: 4-H science, citizenship and leadership, agricultural literacy, career development, college readiness and healthy lifestyles. Lancaster County 4-H is a partnership between the Lancaster County government and Nebraska Extension. Learn more about Lancaster County Nebraska 4-H

What Lawn & Garden Topics are on Your Mind?

If you live in southeastern Nebraska and have a lawn and gardening topic you'd like to learn more about, contact Sarah Browning, Extension Educator. Sarah can be reached by phone at (402) 441-7180: by mail at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln, NE 68528: or by e-mail at If you live outside of southeastern Nebraska, contact local extension office for information specific to your region.

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