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 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.

Welcome to Cheyenne County 4-H

We’re excited to have you join the 4-H family in Cheyenne County!  We hope the information in this welcome packet will be helpful as you start your 4-H journey.

Did you know:

  • 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization with over seven million youth members!
  • 4-H has been around over 100 years!

 4-H is the youth development program of the Extension System, through the US Dept. of Agriculture. We are supported with resources from our land-grant university– University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Take a look at our research-based curriculum and you will see that 4-H is a sound, educational organization.

Your 4-H staff members are looking forward to getting to know you and your family and are ready to answer any questions you may have. 


A limited number of 4-H members have the opportunity to catch a calf each January during the National Western Stock Show held in Denver, Colorado.  Successful catchers will receive their calf in May 2017 to begin feeding the calf to market finish.  Youth must show and sell their calf at the 2018 National Western Stock Show.  The calves used for this contest are bought with money donated by business sponsors.

 Top achievers of the Catch-A-Calf Contest are recognized for their record keeping abilities, relationships with sponsors primarily through correspondence, and showmanship skills.  Rate-of Gain and carcass value are also important in evaluating top achievers along with the live animal evaluation. 

 4-H members from Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas are eligible to submit applications.  However, any 4-H member who has previously caught a calf in the 4-H Catch-A-Calf Contest is not eligible to apply.  4-H members may obtain applications from county UNL-Extension offices. 

 To apply, applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 as of December 31, 2016 and must be enrolled in 4-H at the time of application.  Applicants must have parental as well as Extension Educator consent in order to submit an application.  Selected 4-H member applicants will be sent details regarding participation before January 2017. 

Applications are due to Amy Kelley (Cheyenne County Extension, PO Box 395, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810) postmarked no later than December 1, 2016.  Information about the Catch-A-Calf Contest can be found on the National Western Stock Show website at:  Contact your local Nebraska Extension Office at 308-254-4455 or Rob Eirich at 308-632-1230 for more information and an application regarding the 2017 Catch-A-Calf Contest

Cheyenne County 4-H Awards

Cheyenne County Outstanding 4-H Member & College Scholarship Application - Applicants for awards must be a High School Senior of the current year.  Include highlights of your accomplishments in 4-H, school, church, and community activites.  Submit the application by October 14.


2016 Cheyenne County Fair Book

2016 Kimball-Banner Counties Fair Book

4-H Newsletters

Cheyenne County 4-H Newsletters
Are you interested in what is happening in the Cheyenne County 4-H program?  Find out this month's events and activities by viewing our newsletter.

Kimball-Banner County Newsletters
Are you interested in what is happening in the Kimball and Banner Counties 4-H program? Find out this month's events and activities by viewing our newsletter.

4-H Career Portfolio and Record Books 

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.

Shooting Sports Record Book
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 t

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o 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.

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.