4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

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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 Flyer

4-H Teen Council Invites New Members

Youth in 7th-12th grade — want to have so much fun making new friends, learning how to run meetings, doing community service projects and other activities that you won’t realize you are learning important leadership skills? Join 4-H Teen Council! Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. For more information or to join, contact Tracy Anderson at tracy.anderson@unl.edu or 402-441-7180.

4-H Information Night, Oct. 10

The annual Lancaster County 4-H Information Night will be held tuesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road., Lincoln, NE. Find out how youth ages 5-18 can join 4-H! Adults are needed to help organize clubs. Current 4-H members will showcase their projects. See animals such as rabbits and llamas. There also be free hot dogs, Q&A, prizes and fun! Flyer

4-H Rabbit Clinic, Oct. 21

A free 4-H Rabbit Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Open to all youth and families. This is a great opportunity to learn about the 4-H Rabbit program, which is open to all youth ages 8–18. For more information, call Kate Pulec at 402-441-7180. Flyer

4-H Leader & Volunteer Training, Oct. 26

All 4-H leaders and volunteers helping with clubs and independent members are encouraged to attend the Fall 4-H Update. Attend either the 9 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. update. Training will focus on 4-H club organization, static exhibits, leadership, opportunities for your 4-H members and more. This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and leaders. Registration REQUIRED by Tuesday, Oct. 24 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing kristin.geisert@unl.edu. Flyer

Youth Science Day for Homeschooled Youth, Nov. 2

Choose from two time slots: 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Open to all homeschooled youth graders K-6th. Youth will rotate through five hands-on stations doing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities. Fee: $5 per youth. Preregistraion requested by Oct. 20 by contacting Kate Pulec and 402-441-7180 or kpulec3@unl.edu. 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

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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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 - October 2017

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

Kate has volunteered with 4-H for more than five years, starting when she was still a member. She is co-leader of the Esprit de Corps 4-H horse club, helps the club superintendent the 4-H Dressage Show at the Lancaster County Super Fair and is a tester at horsemanship advancement level testings. She also coaches horse hippology and quiz bowl teams competing at the state 4-H Stampede. The hippology team she coached in 2016 earned first place at the 4-H/FFA Western National Roundup in Denver.

“I love being a part of 4-H’ers journeys and using my experience to help them create their own successes,” says Kate. “Many great 4-H volunteers helped me on my path to many successes and I love to be able to say I did the same for someone else. I love watching a difficult horse transform after a lot of hard work, but my favorite experience was taking my first hipppology team to Denver and bring home a national title!”

She is a senior at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln majoring in veterinary science, and just applied for vet school.

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

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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