Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills

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The 4-H re-enrollment deadline of Wednesday, May 10th, will be here next week! To avoid an additional $10.00 per member late fee go to and re-enroll today.  To pay the $10.00 per member enrollment fee on-line you must use Google Chrome. 

Or mail a check to: Central Sandhills Area Extension, PO Box 148, Thedford NE  69166

New 4-H members will not be charged a late fee. Enrollments close state wide on June 15th and the enrollment site will not be available after that date. 

The new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active!
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,  (308) 696-6781 or and Elizabeth Killinger in Hall County at, (308)-385-5088. 

Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills

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State forester Scott Josiah to retire
Jul 7 – Scott Josiah, state forester and director of the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS), will retire on July 28 after 18 years of service to the University of Nebraska. Read more