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.

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.

Buffalo County 4-H Speech and PSA Contest

Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m.

Buffalo County Extension Office

Register by Tuesday, April 11th

Speech Contest Form

PSA Contest Form


Youth may participate in both the Speech and PSA categories. 4-H members must be present at county contest in order to receive premium and outstanding award credit.


Interview Judging Contest will be held May 25 at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community Campus, 601 E. Benjamin Ave.  Suite 104, Norfolk, Ne.  4-H members that are age 10 and older (as of January 1 of the current year) are eligible to enter this contest.  Contact information:  Kim Bearnes, Ext. Educator Stanton, Co.  ph: 402-439-2231 or Mary Jarvi,  ph: 402-370-4021, ENREC District, project manager, Norfolk, Ne. 


What is an Interview Contest?

Buffalo County 4-H Shooting Sports Pancake Feed, March 4 from 7 am to 1 pm. 
     Free Will Donations to support the Shooting Sports program

Interested in Competitive Shooting?

The 4-H Competitive Shooting program will have 2 separate informational meetings that you can attend.  If possible, please bring a parent/guardian to the meeting.  This is for youth interested in shooting Skeet, Sporting Clays and 5-Stand. 

 Saturday Jan 28th at 11am at the Fort Kearney Shooting Sports range in the clubhouse


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.

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