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July Newsletter (10 pgs 563KB) Fair pre-entry packets have gone out in the mail watch for your packet   Join in on Fairgrounds cleanup   Enjoy this year's movie night selection   Order your very own 50 year commemorative t-shirt   Trophy donors are needed$15 outfit challenge   Vegetable/Flower exhibition tips   Fair schedule   Nebraska State fair info   All this and more in this months 4-H in Focus.....

Print your own PDF copy of the 2017 Dakota~Thurston County Fair Schedule.

*Schedule may be subject to change

print version

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

Junior Robotics Camps Students going into 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades

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Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory open house Aug. 23
Jul 7 – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will host its 18th annual open house Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Read more
Plant scientists aim to turn sorghum into jet fuel
Jul 7 – As members of a new federally funded bioenergy research center, two Nebraska plant scientists plan to spend the next five years working to expand the oil-producing capability of the sorghum plant. Read more