Nebraska Extension in Hall County

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We are excited to have you join the 4-H family in Hall County!  For more information on what 4-H has to offer, check out our welcome packet (pdf).

An additional requirement for exhibitors wishing to compete at the Nebraska State Fair in either the 4-H or FFA shows is the requirement of a Premise ID number. After the implementation of EID tags last year, each exhibitor will have to obtain a Premises ID number through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in 2017. These Premises ID numbers are a required step in the usage of EID tags.  An exception was made by NDA in 2016 in regards to the Premise ID numbers as the transition was made to EID tags.

Mark your calendars - April 1, 2017 - for a day of HANDS ON instruction and fun!

Download the Flyer and Registration Form

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Those who contract this nasty bug may experience gastroenteritis, inflammation of the stomach and intestines. This leads to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

It only takes a very small amount of the norovirus particles to make you sick and it can spread easily in enclosed places such as day care centers. This training is designed to teach all child care providers on the importance of the proper way to clean up bodily fluids to avoid spreading disease.

Join the Maker Movement!  Introduce your 4-H’ers to the nationwide maker movement through The Make Tank.  This innovative program is designed to provide hands-on education and spark a new interest in youth!

Students will experience new technology using robots/coding, 3D pens, and electric circuits, and learn important basic skills including hammering/nailing, sewing and taking things apart.  All hands-on learning activities are connected to careers, entrepreneurship and are highly engaging for students.  Make Tank for 4-H’ers will be Wednesday, March 8 from 1-3 pm.  More information to come!

REGIONAL ID CONTESTS:  Tuesday, June 13 -
Hall County Extension Meeting Rooms,
College Park, Grand Island -
10:00 am-noon (information about the contest/practice) -
1:00-3:00 pm (Contests available)

Try your hand at these identification contests:



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'We can grow Nebraska' : President Hank Bounds, NU stakeholders testify at legislative budget hearing
Feb 2 – University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds and Board of Regents Chairman Bob Whitehouse were joined by key NU stakeholders in asking the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee for support in growing Nebraska’s economy and providing affordable education for students and families. Read more
Boehm to speak at Nebraska LEAD banquet March 10
Feb 2 – Michael Boehm, vice president and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program recognition banquet March 10. Read more