Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County

Local Interest

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.

2017 Special Garden Project, Sunburst Summer Squash (Flyer) (Letter)
Please call the Extension Office, 308-236-1235, by January 30, if interested in ordering seeds.

Every month a Buffalo County 4-H Newsletter is sent out.  The newsletters highlight activities and opportunities for youth in Buffalo County.  Please email to be added to the newsletter.  Other ways to keep informed of what is happening in Buffalo County 4-H is by following us on

Are you ready to renew your farm or ranch operating note? Learn about preparing the information your lenders need and how to develop a solid financial record keeping system at a Financial Health Check workshop.

   A monthly college planning guide for Nebraska high school students

--December 2016:
          Have you submitted your FAFSA?
          Winning the scholarship game
          December "To Do" List

Private Pesticide Training
We have scheduled the following Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEP) training sessions in Buffalo County:

    Wednesday, February 8 at 9 am
    Wednesday, February 8 at 1 pm
    Thursday, March 16 at 9 am
    Thursday, March 16 at 1 pm   
    Tuesday, March 21 at 9 am
    Tuesday, March 21 at 1 pm

All of these trainings will be held at the Buffalo County Extension Building (1400 E. 34th St, Kearney).  Please RSVP to 308.236.1235.  Other training locations/dates/times

Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County

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CEO of National FFA Organization to present Heuermann Lecture
Dec 12 – Mark Poeschl, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, will speak at the next Heuermann Lecture on Jan. 10. Poeschl will present "Sustainability and Survivability: The Balancing Act to Feed the World." Read more
Farm Beginnings Program to begin Jan. 7 in Nebraska City
Dec 12 – Nebraska Extension will begin its 9th Farm Beginnings® Program Jan. 7 at the Kimmel Education and Research Center at 5985 G Road in Nebraska City. Read more