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.

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

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.

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.

The new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active. Anyone who has not registered for the LQA online course for 2017 should now navigate to the NEW online YQCA course at yqca.learngrow.io. You will use your FAMILY 4HOnline login and password information to access the courses for the ACTIVE youth in your family.  Only ACTIVE members will show in the drop down menu for access to the course.   All registration questions with YQCA should be directed to help@yqca.org. All 4-Hers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations. There is a button for families that have forgotten their password.



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