4-H Youth Development

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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

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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 2017–2018 4-H year (even if you just enrolled in August or September). The website to enroll or re-enroll is https://ne.4honline.com. The process is easy and only takes a few minutes per member or volunteer. Only parents/guardians may enroll 4-H members. Each 4-H household will need to initially set up a profile in which the 4-H youth and/or volunteers in the household will be added. There is no fee to enroll in 4-H in Lancaster County. NOTE: Health information is optional. You DO NOT need to complete this portion of the online form. If you have questions about the process, call Karen Evasco at 402-441-7180.

All Lancaster County 4-H Volunteers Must be Rescreened in 2017

Every four years, all Nebraska 4-H volunteers must be rescreened through the 4-H Youth Protection Volunteer Screening. This year, 2017, is the year our district must be rescreened. The form is available at the Extension office or online HERE. Volunteers will need to verify their identity by completing section A (have a notary public sign, then mail the form to Kim Novotny, State 4-H Office, 114 Ag Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583) or section B (have an Extension staff member sign). Must show photo ID for either option. The screening ensures a safe, positive and nurturing environment for all youth involved with the Nebraska Youth Development program. If you have questions, please contact the Extension office at 402-441-7180.

4-H Awards & Scholarships Due Dec. 31

Lancaster County 4-H award forms and college scholarship applications are due Dec. 31. Recipients will be announced at Lancaster County Achievement Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Forms are available at http://go.unl.edu/4has and the Extension office. Complete list of awards and scholarships

2018 4-H Calendar of Events

The 2018 Lancaster County 4-H Calendar of planned events is now posted. You can start planning and marking your calendar! Flyer HERE

4th & 5th Grade Lock-In, Jan. 19–20

All 4th and 5th graders are invited to 4-H Teen Council’s annual overnight Lock-In, which will be held Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.–Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m., 2018 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Theme will be "Light up the Night." Cost is $20 per person. More information HERE.

Spring Rabbit Show, March 17

The 4-H Spring Rabbit Show will be held Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center – Exhibit Hall. Registration will be 7:30–8:30 a.m. Open to all youth ages 8–18. This is an opportunity to learn and practice your showmanship. 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

4-H Specialty Clubs Invite New Members

Several Lancaster County specialty 4-H clubs are looking for new 4-H members. Current 4-H members and those interested in joining 4-H are invited to join these clubs. For more information, call 402-441-7180 or see FLYER

  • 4-H Teen Council
  • Pawsitive Pups
  • Cat Club
  • Rabbits R Us 
  • South Prairie (primarily a rabbit club)
  • Star City Llama & Alpaca
  • Pick-A-Pig
Thank You Sponsors

Lancaster County 4-H would like to thank all of the businesses, organizations and individuals who sponsored 4-H events, activities, programs and trophies during the 2016–2017 4-H year. This support enhances the educational experience of the 4-H youth. Complete list 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

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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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 Winner - December 2017

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Kaiya Green as winner of December’s “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

Kaiya has volunteered for 4-H since she aged out as a youth member almost five years ago. She is a co-leader for the South Prairie 4-H rabbit club which is based in southern Lancaster County. She is also a member of the Rabbit Volunteers in Program Service (VIPS) committee, helps teach at the rabbit fall clinics, and helps set up for the rabbit spring shows and Lancaster County Super Fair rabbit shows.

She says, “As a 4-H volunteer, my favorite experience is county fair time. The hard work of preparing activities for each club meeting, and Rabbit VIPS committee fair planning and setup has payed off.”

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

Read about previous Heart of 4-H winners

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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