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If you live in Lancaster County, Nebraska and are interested in 4-H, complete this On-line Interest Form.

4-H Youth Development

It’s time to re-enroll in 4-H!

The 4-H year is Oct. 1–Sept. 30 and, since it is a new 4-H year, all 4-H members and volunteers must re-enroll for the 2018–2019 4-H year (even if you just enrolled in August or September). The website to enroll or re-enroll is

4-H Horse Incentive Program

Any Lancaster County 4-H’er can participate in the Lancaster County 4-H Horse Incentive Program and log hours/points by participating in various horse-related activities Jan. 1–July 19. Please total your points on the summary sheet and submit it with the rest of your paperwork. Forms due July 26. Again this year, a belt buckle will be included as a gold-level reward option. However, due to the high cost, a buckle can only be chosen as an incentive reward one time by seniors only. Horse Incentive Program guidelines and forms are available online at and at the Extension office.

Overnight Lock-In for 4th & 5th graders

All 4th and 5th graders are invited to 4-H Teen Council’s annual overnight Lock-In which will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m.–Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. This year’s theme will be "Journey to the Stars!" Cost is $20 per person. Registrations due by Jan. 23. Flyer HERE.

4-H/FFA market beef weigh-in, Jan. 29

4-H and FFA exhibitors showing market steers or heifers at the Lancaster County Super Fair and/or Nebraska State Fair must identify and weigh-in their projects at the 4-H/FFA Market Beef Weigh-In on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6–7 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center – Pavilion 3. Exhibitors planning on exhibiting market beef at State Fair must have DNA sampled. It is strongly encouraged to have DNA pulled and EID tagged at the time of weigh-in.

4-H crocheting workshop, Feb. 2

4-H youth ages 10 and up are invited to learn how to crochet a washcloth utilizing the single crochet stitch at the “Basic Crocheting” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. until about noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. No cost to attend — all supplies will be provided. Parents/adults are encouraged to attend to help 4-H’ers especially if they are younger. Must register by Jan. 28 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing Kristin at

4-H pillow sewing workshop, Feb. 9

4-H youth ages 8 and up are invited to learn beginning sewing skills while constructing a pillow at the “Pillow Party” sewing workshop on Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. until about noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. No cost to attend. Must register by Feb. 4 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing equipment (scissors, pins, measuring tape, etc.). Also bring a 1/2 yard each of two coordinating/contrasting woven fabrics, pre-washed, 100% cotton (NO PLAIDS, NO KNITS, NO FLANNELS) and matching thread. Pillow forms will be provided. A few office sewing machines are available for use upon request. Parents/adults are encouraged to attend to help their 4-H’er.

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4-H Year in Review!

2018 4-H Achievement Celebration Results

In 2017, Lancaster County 4-H engaged 35,946 youth through clubs, school enrichment and after-school programs. 1,946 adults volunteered. Lancaster County, 4-H is a cooperative effort between University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Lancaster County government.

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