Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills

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The new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active!

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. 

The Central Sandhills Mech Techs 4-H Club competed in the 2016-17 First Lego League Qualifier held at Sidney on January 21, 2017.

They were awarded both the Science Project trophy and were named a Global Innovation Award Candidate. The Mech Techs will compete in the Global Innovation Award contest at the State Championship Tournament to be held at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum at Ashland on February 18th.  Team members are Tyler and Chase Rath from Thedford, and Ethan Hardin, Cayden Hampton, and Alex Werner from Mullen.



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