Fillmore County 4-H

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4-H Council Minutes
2017 Fair Book
New 2017 Bucket Calf Record Books
Livestock Ethics Affidavit
Food Stand Sign-Up

Any questions please feel free to call the Extension Office at 402-759-3712! We are here to help!

Pre-Entry Form

Click on the Pre-Entry Form link above for an extra form for your entries! Any questions please give us a call at the Office 402-759-3712! 

Selecting & Preparing Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit for Exhibits at County Fairs & the Nebraska State Fair

Click on the link above for more information on preparing your Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit!! 

Preparing Cut Flowers for Exhibits at County Fairs & the Nebraska State Fair

Click on the link above for more information on preparing flowers for County Fair!!

2017 Enrollment
Fair Schedule 

7/8/2017 - Clean-Up Day
7/9/2017 - Horse Show
7/10/2017 - Livestock Check-In, Stactic Check-In
7/11/2017 - Sheep & Goat Show, Rabbit & Poultry Show, Static Judging
7/12/2017 - 4-H Breakfast, Hog Show, Carnival Starts
7/13/2017 - Beef Show, Companion Animal Show
7/14/2017 - Round Robin, Release of Animals, 4-H Picnic, Livestock Aution, Awards Night, Cake Auction, Static Release
7/15/2017 - Load out Market Animals

Youth Livestock Projects and the VFD Regulation

     Effective January 1, 2017, all livestock producers that use antibiotic medicated feeds to prevent, treat or control animal health issues will be required to get a written order or Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) from a Veterinarian to purchase and feed these feeds.  The regulation will only affect antibiotics administered in feed or water for livestock.
     For more information visit the Nebraska BQA VFD Webpage at: http://bqa.unl.edu/veterinary-feed-directive   Or Contact Rob Eirich, Extension Educator/Director of Beef Quality Assurance via email at: reirich2@unl.edu

2017 State Culinary Challenge Contest! 
August 26th 2017

The contest this year is focusing on dried beans, peas and legumes. In 2015, Nebraska was rated #1 in the nation in Great Northern bean production, 2nd for pinto bean production and 4th for all dry edible bean production. Nebraska produces equal approximately 1 billion servings of dry beans a year. 2016 was the “Year of the Pulse” (dried beans and peas) and we are happy to be able to continue the focus on dried beans, peas and legumes for the 2017 Culinary Challenge. Look for more info from the Culinary Challenge and the Nebraska Dried Bean Commission for menu, food prep, and recipe ideas in the future! Food and Fitness, Healthy Recipes, Food Safety | UNL Food ...

Volunteer Corner

4-H Club of the Month
      The Nebraska 4-H Foundation along with the Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have put together a program for Nebraska 4-H Clubs. Any 4-H club can nominate themselves to be the "Club of the Month" by the second Friday of the month. Each month, a winner will be chosen and will receive a $50 cash card from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and a certificate which can be displayed. Also, the Club of the Month's story will be displayed on the 4-H Foundation's website, Facebook and Twitter and a news release will be sent out to their local newspaper.

4-H Club of the Month Nomination Forms 


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Upcoming Events

  • June 30th - Clothing Day, 9:00 a.m., Ag Hall 
  • July 1st - Bucket Calf Record Books Due 
  • July 5th - Livestock Supt. Mtg., 7:00 p.m., Ext Office
  • July 8th - Fairgrounds Clean Up and Set-Up Day, 9:00 a.m., Fairgrounds
  • July 9-15th - Fillmore Co. Fair!
  • July 16-20th - State 4-H Horse Show, Grand Island
  • July 24th Clay/Fillmore Co. 4-H Dog Show, Clay County
  • August 10th - State Fair and Aksarben Livestock Entries Due 5:00 PM
  • Livestock Quality Assurance
    Online courses are available to 4-H Members! Registration and more info attached.

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1340 G. St
Geneva, NE  68361
(402) 759-3712

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