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Current Fillmore County Fair Book for your use anytime of the year!
Download the 2016 Fair Book
Any questions please feel free to call the Extension Office at 402-759-3712! We are here to help!

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


NACEB Scholarship
The Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) sponsors a $1,000 scholarship for a UNL College of Agriculture Sciences (CASNR) and Natural Resources or College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) incoming freshman or transfer student and a $500.00 scholarship for a current student sophomore or higher. Applications are due March 15, 2017 and are reviewed by the respective Dean’s offices. For application forms, contact the Extension Office or on our website.
2017/18 NACEB Scholarship Form - - due March 15, 2017

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.
     The first step youth producers should take is to develop a Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship by visiting with their veterinarian.  Within this discussion, producers need to review their herd/flock health plan and evaluate vaccinations and treatment plans for the animals they care for.  If you determine that medicated feeds should be used, plan on how to acquire a VFD Order from the veterinarian. 
     Copies of the VFD must go to you and your feed supplier/dealer before you can purchase or feed these feeds.  Youth Livestock Participants may visit with their feed supplier/dealer to plan a nutrition/feed program prior to getting their project animals to discuss if medicated feeds should be used and if a VFD is required.
     For more information visit the Nebraska BQA VFD Webpage at:   Or Contact Rob Eirich, Extension Educator/Director of Beef Quality Assurance via email at:

Sixth Annual Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

 Do you enjoy being outside? Learning new things about crops? Considering a career involving crops, insects, diseases, soils, water or more? Do you want to help figure out how to feed our world’s growing population in a sustainable way?

 Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Corn Board are offering the sixth Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest. This contest, open to 4-H members (age 10 & older as of Jan. 1st) or FFA members (in-school members), guides participants through all aspects of corn production, as well as agricultural careers related to corn production.

 As a team (2 or more participants), youth will be challenged to implement a production practice different than normal to determine if they increased their yield. Economics and sustainability of the practice will also be considered. Yields, cropping history, and production information will be collected in the Corn Yield Challenge management summary. 

 Cash prizes and plaques will be given to the first, second, and third place teams. First place will receive $1,000, second place will receive $500, and third place will receive $250.  Sustainability, crop scouting and “extra mile” awards will also be given, each worth $150.     

To participate in 2017, youth must complete and return an entry form by March 15th to the Fillmore County Extension Office in Geneva, NE. Forms can be downloaded after January 1st at For more information, contact Brandy VanDeWalle at, Aaron Nygren at or Amy Timmerman at

2017 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 ...

The 16th Annual Burt County Beef Preview will be held on Saturday, April 1 (no fooling!), at the Burt County Fairgrounds in Oakland. 


 2016 NE State Fair Point-of-View Videos
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Video View Wall feat. 12 large TVs.
  • Video wall will tell the NE 4-H story through use of social media, promo videos, presentations, and etc!
  • Open to any 4-H'er may film a 4-6 minute point-of-view video, using a mobile device or a GoPro camera. 
  • Complete the #NE4H Video View Submission Form and remember to paste the file's web link into the form.

Be sure to take a look at the Animal Identification Gudelines for 2016! Any questions please call the Extension Office.  

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

Brandy VanDeWalle