Cheyenne, Kimball & Banner Counties 4-H

4-H Online Enrollment

As we embark on a new 4-H programming year, we are excited to introduce you to a new on-line enrollment system. All 4-H families will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline at .  You will need to create a new family account and profiles for each 4-H member at to participate in the 2015 program year. 4HOnline is a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll in 4-H on your personal computer, mobile device or at local enrollment events hosted in your county.  You'll be able to complete all of the information necessary to join.

For information on completing the 4-H Online Enrollment please see the Steps to Complete Online Enrollment for Nebraska 4-H.

Cheyenne County Clover Kids

Clover Kids is a 4-H program for children ages 5 to 7 years old. Youth participate in hands-on activities designed to build different life skills such as respecting self, communicating, solving problems, thinking critically and choosing healthy lifestyles. This year's 4-H Clover Kid Program will focus on healthy lifestyles and money management skills.  Youth will experience, prepare and consume foods from the different food groups, learn about money and deciding what is a want or need, make projects that can be entered in the County Fair, and many other activities.

4-H Clover Kids meeting will be held on Monday November 9th at the Potter Youth Center from 3:50 – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, November 17th at the Cheyenne County Community Center from 3:45 – 5 p.m.; and Monday, November 16th at theLeyton School in Gurley. Youth will correctly identify kitchen utensils and learn the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. 

Please call the Extension Office in Sidney at 254-4455 to register or for more information see the Clover Kid Brochure.  

Cheyenne County
October 2015

Kimball-Banner County

National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf Registration

The National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf Program is designed to promote youth development and understanding of the cattle industry. Youth who choose to participate in the contest may have a range of experiences raising, feeding and showing beef cattle, all are encouraged to apply. To apply applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 as of December 31, 2015 and be enrolled in 4-H at the time of application. Successful catchers must have adequate facilities available to house their steer as they are responsible for the care, feeding, and handling of their animal. The applications to participate in this year’s Catch-a-Calf program at the NWSS are now available on line at Applications must be postmarked by December 1!

Career Portfolio

The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska 4-H youth; it is a composite of all 4-H and non 4-H projects/activities throughout the individual's 4-H career.

The 4-H Career Portfolio includes a:

  •    cover
  •    pre-printed tab dividers
  •    application and curriculum Forms
  •    4-H career portfolio
  •    4-H curriculum story
  •    supporting material (4 photo pages, 2 non-photo pages)

For instructions and to print the pages visit the  State 4-H Website, or pick up copies at the Extension Office.

Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship 2016 Application

2015 Cheyenne County Fairbook

2015 Kimball-Banner County Fairbook

Project Resource Central
This project reference guide lists project resources available for Nebraska 4-H members, families, and volunteers. It includes materials developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension  4-H Youth Development, National 4-H, and other universities, as well as online resources.

Most items listed are available as printed manuals, but some are avaliable in electronic form (CD, DVD, or online). All online resource links can be found on the corresponding Project Resource webpage.
National 4-H items are noted by NATL4H; these manuals must be ordered through the National 4-H mall. Unless otherwise noted, materials can be obtained through your Nebraska Extension Office, Nebraska Extension Marketplace, or this website. 4-H provides many educational projects and activities for youth; however, not all correspond with a fair exhibit.

The names of some projects listed in this manual reflect Nebraska State Fair or National 4-H names and may not match project names at the county level. If you have any questions about a project, contact your county extension staff for assistance.

Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program

Encourages Youth to Engage in a Variety of Projects and Activities

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring and contributing citizens. The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H. Participation in this program is optional.
Anyone with Adobe Reader can fill-in, save and print the pdf files. Check out Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program for more information, or contact the Nebraska Extension Office at 308-632-1480.

Program Benefits (pdf)Diamond Clover Transparent
Accomplishments from Which to Choose:
Level 1 - Amethyst Plan & Report
Level 2 - Aquamarine Plan & Report
Level 3 - Ruby Plan & Report
Level 4 - Sapphire Plan & Report
Level 5 - Emerald Plan & Report
Level 6 - Diamond Part 1
Level 6 - Diamond Part 2

The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print documents. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download.

Quality Assurance Training

4-H youth ages 8-18, who are enrolled in a livestock project (beef, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine), are required to complete three modules in the Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course by June 15. Intermediate and Senior age youth may alternatively elect to take a test-out test. Practice test-out tests are available through the online course, however, the actual test is administered by their local extension office.

The online course has been divided into three age levels (specific age requirements are defined by your state): Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Those not completing Quality Assurance will NOT be allowed to show at the Fair.
To complete your training visit Upon completion of each module, youth will be able to print a certificate of completion. Youth will need to deliver the certificates of completion to the Extension Office. There is a $5 fee to take course.  If you would like to set up a time to complete this at the Extension Office, please call 254-4455.

Please watch the Quality Assurance Youtube Video for instructions.