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 ne.4honline.com . You will need to create a new family account and profiles for each 4-H member at ne.4honline.com to participate in the 2016 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.
4-H Online Steps to Re-Enrollment for Returning Members
4-H Online Steps to Enroll New Members
4-H Online Steps to Enroll a Volunteer with an Existing Family
4-H Online Steps to Re-Enroll Volunteer
4-H Online Steps to Enroll New Volunteer
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.
Please call the Extension Office in Sidney at 254-4455 to register or for more information see the Clover Kid Brochure.
4-H Judges Training - Thursday, February 26
Nebraska Extension will offer two training sessions for 4-H judges at Alliance and Sidney in late February, providing a refresher for current judges as well as an opportunity for new judges.
The Alliance training session is Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Extension Office at 415 Black Hills. There is a $10 fee. To register call Nebraska Extension in Box Butte County, 308-762-5616.
The Sidney session is Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Community Center, 627 Toledo St. There is a $10 fee. To register call Nebraska Extension in Cheyenne County, 308-254-4455.
Agenda topics include Youth Development and Judging; STEAM Clothing; Foods; Ag Engineering; Photography; and Home Environment.
Attendees will have a chance to become familiar with changes in projects and fair exhibits, learn how judging fits into the big picture, learn about new resources, and network with other judges. They can complete paperwork to be added to the state-wide judges list if they choose.
Sessions are also available online at 4h.unl.edu/training.
For more information please call Cynthia Gill, Extension Educator, 308-254-4455; Deb Kraenow, 4-H Assistant, Box Butte County, 308-762-5616; or Dave Ostdiek, communications specialist, 308-632-1252
Special Gardening Project - Jazzy Mix Zinnias
This project is open to all youth of 4-H age and it will give you the opportunity to learn about growing, harvesting, preparing, and exhibiting this unique flower. The Special Gardening Project lets 4-H members try their hand at growing unusual vegetables and flowers. The project allows experienced 4-H gardeners to grow something fun, new, and different while letting those new to gardening get their feet wet in this project area. Call the Extension Office to reserve your Jazzy Mix Zinnias.
Zinnia Informational Letter
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:
- 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.
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)
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 http://campus.extension.org/. 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.