Dakota County 4-H


4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership
with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach.

Active in all 93 counties and at 4h.unl.edu

Dakota County 4-H

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  

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

*Schedule may be subject to change

print version

Livestock Quality assurance is required for all 4-H exhibitors that will be showing a meat animal (beef, sheep, goat, swine & rabbit) at county fair, state fair and Ak-Sar-Ben.  A brand new curriculum is available in 2017 YOUTH FOR THE QUALITY CARE OF ANIMALS.    Register for the classes at yqca.learngrow.io

Quality Assurance

Livestock Affidavits or ID Sheets are due to the extension office by JUNE 15TH. for all beef, sheep, goat, swine and rabbit projects.

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

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.