Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills

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All Youth aged 14 and 15 and working on a farm or ranch other than their own must be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course.

For additional dates and locations please call the extension office (308) 645-2267

Kearney Fairgrounds     (308)236-1235     May 30 & 31

Valentine Fairgrounds   (402)376-1850     June 6 & 7

North Platte WCREC     (308)532-2683     June 13 & 14

Gordon Fairgrounds      (308)327-2312      June 22 (Day 1 is online)

4-H Pillows and PJ's Workshops Sew a "Snoozy Pillowcase", pajama bottoms, and decorate a t-shirt to match in your counties workshop!

With Spring around the corner it's time to start planning for your lawn and garden. 

You have direct access to two University of Nebraska Extension horticulture experts for all your tree, lawn, garden and other horticulture questions! David Lott is located in the West Central Extension office in North Platte can be contacted at david.lott@unl.edu,  (308) 696-6781 or and Elizabeth Killinger in Hall County at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu, (308)-385-5088. 

The web-based 4-H Pick Your Project Guide will assist youth, parents, and volunteers with learning about the project opportunities and then easily locating the same project in 4HOnline. Using the web-based Pick Your Project application, users will be able to search for projects by keywords, project areas, curriculum areas, experience levels, and projects that contain State Fair and/or County Fair eligible entries.
The Hyannis Sandbots 4-H Club competed in the 2016-17 First Lego League Qualifier held at Sidney on January 21, 2017 at which they were awarded the Robot Design trophy. 

Members of the team are Gavin, Riley and Miles Anderson, Gary Brennemann, Ben and Jake Connell, Layton Deibler, Ethan Haney, and Chase Huffman. Head coach of this new 4-H Robotics Club is Susan Connell. 



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