Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County

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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.  Between May and June 1, there is a $10 late fee.

The Buffalo County 4-H Fashion Show is Tuesday, July 11 at the UNK Fine Arts Building in Kearney.  Judging will be held in the morning from 8:30 am until noon.  The public Fashion Show will be held at 7 pm in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. 

Fashion Show entry forms are due back to the Buffalo County Extension Office by June 23.

Exhibitor Letter

Constructed Garment Form

Attention Shoppers

Exhibiting livestock at the Buffalo County Fair requires ID sheets, Quality Assurance, Premise IDs, and Pre-fair entries (pay for bedding and carcass scan). 

Pre-fair Entry Forms and Letters -- All non-static items need to be pre-entered by June 30.

Archery will meet at the Fort Kearny Shooting Association (FKSA) Ranges on Sunday afternoons starting April 2nd and will continue for a couple of months.  Bows, arrows and targets are supplied.  Youth may use your own bow but it must be inspected for safety and approved for use by the instructors.  Contact Bryan Royle (308-240-1404) with questions.

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.



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