Join or Start a 4-H Club in Your Neighborhood or School!

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 Jammie workshop, March 2

4-H youth ages 8 and older are invited to practice their basic sewing skills and make pajama or lounge wear pants at the Jammie Jamboree sewing workshop on Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. until about noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. No cost to attend. Adults are needed to attend to help their 4-H’ers. Must register by Wednesday, Feb. 27 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing Kristin at Bring your sewing machine, basic sewing equipment (scissors, pins, measuring tape, etc.), simple pull-on pajama bottom pattern in appropriate size, pre-washed flannel or 100% cotton fabric — see yardage requirement on pattern envelope — (NO one-way design fabrics or plaids. If you choose flannel, purchase an additional 1/2 yard as it is not as wide), elastic as recommended by pattern and matching thread. To avoid mistakes, do NOT cut out pants ahead of class time!

4-H Furniture Painting workshop, March 9

4-H youth ages 8 and up are invited to participate in a Furniture Painting workshop on Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. until about noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. No cost to attend. Adults are welcome to attend to help youth. Must register by Wednesday, March 6 by calling 402-441-7180 or emailing Kristin at Bring a small piece of unpainted furniture, such as a shelf, stool or chair. These items can be found around your house, at craft stores, garage sales and thrift stores. Learn how to prepare new and used wood furniture by sanding, sealing, painting and finishing. All paints and finishes are provided. Wear old clothes appropriate for painting.

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.

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4-H Year in Review!

2019 4-H Achievement Celebration Results

In 2018, Lancaster County 4-H engaged 36,520 youth through clubs, school enrichment and after-school programs. 2,104 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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