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 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 2017 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.

Livestock Quality Assurance Transition Plan

We are excited to announce that Nebraska is part of a national team introducing a new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA).  The YQCA course will be available online 24/7 and we anticipate that the new course will be available on or about March 1. 

  • From now through March 1, you can continue to use the current LQA online course.  As in the past, youth completing the LQA online course will need to complete three new modules with an 80% or better.  Youth must print and deliver module certificates to their local Extension office.
  • At the point where the new YQCA course comes online (March 1), the old LQA course will not accept new 2017 participants.  Instead, youth will enroll with the new YQCA.
  • Note:  For youth already in progress toward attaining the 2017 LQA module prior to March 1, youth will be able to continue their work and complete the required three modules.

    Registration questions may be emailed to lqa@unl.edu or 855-208-8037.

Quality Assurance Training Until March 1

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.

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. 

Cheyenne County 4-H Spring Carnival

The Cheyenne County 4-H Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Bring your family and enjoy good food and games. 

Raffle Tickets
4-H Club Assignments
Carnival Booth Score Sheet

It’s Spring Carnival time!
We have additional raffle tickets available in the Extension Office! We are counting on 4-H members to get out there to sell raffle tickets this year! We have lots of items on our wish list to improve the fairgrounds, but we need your help to make it happen! Please sell your 10 or more raffle tickets!
This year’s raffle prizes include:

  • $25 Sidney Feed and Seed gift Certificate
  • Sidney Feed and Seed Gift Bag valued at $25
  • Fanny’s Fruit Farm Family Pack valued at $50
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Kelly Sudduth Photography
  • $50 Cabela’s Gift Card
  • Family Night Basket valued at $50 from State Farm Insurance
  • $50 Gift Card to Bomgaars donated by Points West
  • Fire Pit and S’mores donated by Premier Home Mortgage
  • And More...

2017 Family and Community Education Scholarship Application

The Cheyenne County chapter of Family and Community Education (FCE) is sponsoring a $200 college scholarship to Cheyenne County High School Seniors who will be majoring in an area related to Family and Consumer Science. Applications are available at the Nebraska Extension Office – Cheyenne County, 920 Jackson Street in Sidney and are due no later than April 21, 2017. Please contact the Extension Office with questions or for an application by calling (308) 254-4455.    Scholarship Application

Fairbook

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.

Spotlight on 4-H

Spotlight on 4-H is a Nebraska Extension 4-H newsletter for our volunteers to keep them updated on happenings around the state and the county.  This newsletter focuses on events across the state and good to know information.

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.

Horse ID Affidavit
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.