Nebraska Extension in Dakota County

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The 2017 Dakota~Thurston County fairbook is now available.  A version that would be like the hard copy version is available as well a a version that is by individual section.  Pick up a hard-copy at the Extension Office the end of May.

Dakota~Thurston County 4-H section

Open Class section

Additional information about the Dakota ~Thurston County fair can be found by visiting Dakota County 4-H then the Fair entry information page.

Build a Better World - Through reading stories and hands on experiences  youth will discover more about  Science, Technology Engineering & Math (STEM).    

Youth can take part in 3 sessions in June at the Dakota City Library from 3:00 to4:30 P.M.

Tired of hearing "I'm bored"?  Involve the kids in 4-H and never hear that phrase again.  Throughout the summer and across the state there are plenty of exciting and fun learning experiences for kids of all ages.  

Opportunities are listed by date.  By clicking on the links you will find more information, registrations and more.  

Summer camps including large and small animals, day camps and overnight experiences.

Horse shows and clinics

May Newsletter (10pgs PDF 1.11 MB)  Where to find it on our web site Nebraska 4h & FFA License plate Are you interested in being a judge? Late policy for Affidavits/IDs Northeast Nebraska 4-H Horse Show Loads of summer workshops Are you participating in the 4-H Clover Chase 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus Trip All this and more in the May edition of 4-H in Focus.....

Shine up the silver, wipe the spots of your stemware.  Try your hand at the Favorite Foods Revue.  4-H'ers plan a menu (usually with a theme), prepare a table setting for 1 person. Then pick one food item from your menu to prepare and share with the judge.  Flyer & rules

It's coming!  The annual 4-H Presentation Contest.  Contest date is May 11th, 2017 at the United Church of Pender.  A 4-H Presentation is basically a speech with props!  Try something new, learn a new skill, enhance you public speaking skills.  Try out the Presentation contest.  Registration deadline is: May 4th, 2017:  For more information



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