Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County
Thank you for your interest in joining 4-H in Buffalo County.
4-H is open to ALL YOUTH, of ALL ABILITIES ages 5 to 18. Youth can join 4-H at any time of the year. However, in order to enter exhibits at the Buffalo County Fair, the deadline is May 1st of each year.
The enrollment process is done online and needs to be done every year for both, Youth and Volunteers. Please see the links below to help guide your way. If you have any questions, please call the Buffalo County Extension Office, 308-236-1235.
Food safety is in the news and on the minds of many people. Numerous foodborne illnesses have occurred in Nebraska during the last year. Most of the reported foodborne illness outbreaks have occurred from food eaten away from the home. The ServSafe® Food Safety Program is developed by the National Restaurant Association to address the growing food safety concerns of consumers for the food service staff that serve them.
On January 1, 2017 a new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect. This regulation will affect all food-producing animals –no matter how large or small the operation, including livestock used in youth livestock shows.
With the new regulation, youth must work with their veterinarian to obtain a signed VFD order before purchasing and feeding livestock with feeds containing feed grade antibiotics, such as chlortetracycline (CTC) or Tylosin.
The online quality assurance will cost $5 per person/per year until March 1, 2017 when the price will increase to $12. Please make sure to pass 3 module tests and email or hand in the certificates to the Buffalo County Extension Office.
The below information is from the 2016 Buffalo County Fair Premium Book. Some of the information might change in 2017 but this will give you a guide. Please call the Buffalo County Extension Office (308-236-1235) or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have specific questions.
Jan 1 – Eight Nebraska Extension offices across the state will offer workshops in January and February providing livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment. Read more
Jan 1 – Meet Mike Boehm, IANR vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and NU vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Read more