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.

May 30-31 Buffalo County Extension Building

Any 14- or 15-year-old children who work on a farm or ranch owned by someone other than their parents or guardians are required to have certification through a class such as this.   For more information and to register, please see the flyer.

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.

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.


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. 

Interview Contest Entry Form


What is an Interview Contest?

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