Nebraska Extension in Burt County

Local Interest

Rural communities are supported by numerous nonprofits organized to manage local projects, events and community betterment. In late fall boards begin to prepare for a new year by identifying and recruiting new members. While willing to serve in new leadership roles, many folks come onto boards with no familiarity or knowledge of how nonprofit organizations function or the legal requirements. 

Below are posted articles about Burt County 4-H deadlines, information, and events.  If you have any questions or would like to join the fun please call the Nebraska Extension Office in Burt County at 402-374-2929 or E-Mail us at


Nonprofit organizations with gross receipts of less than $1M are required to file a Form 990 with the IRS annually.  Imagine being a board member of nonprofit and finding out that the volunteer serving as treasurer of the organization didn’t file a 990 for three consecutive tax years and consequently the organization is faced with paying penalties and federal income taxes, not to mention filing all the paperwork again to regain tax exempt status. Does this really happen? Yes it does.


July 17, 2017


Burt Count 4-H and FFA exhibitors took advantage of the 85th Fremont 4-H Expo (Fremont Fair) to get a warmup for the Burt County Fair on August 4-8. Results for Burt County exhibitors includes:



            Senior Showmanship

                        Purple - Megan Olson (3rd place - bronze medal)

July 5, 2017

Irrigating Corn

            I need to credit my colleague, Steve Melvin, Extension Educator in Hamilton and Merrick counties for the following information.

State Fair 4-H Live Animal & In-Person Contest Registration:

4-H'ers planning to exhibit a live animal or participate in an in-person contest at the Nebraska State Fair must register in ShoWorks ( by August 10 at 5:00 pm. This includes youth participating in any of the following shows or contests:

Animal Contests: Beef, Sheep, Swine, Meat Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Dog, Dairy Judging Contest, Dog Skillathon, or Livestock Premier Exhibitor

Other Contests: Presentations Contest, Public Speaking Contest, Fashion Show, Culinary Challenge Contest, Insect ID Contest, Tree ID Contest, Horticulture ID Contest, or Weed & Grass ID Contest

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