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).

Sunburst Summer Squash - Order your seeds by February 1, 2017!

This project is open to all youth of 4-H age, and it will give them the opportunity to learn about growing, harvesting, preparing, and exhibiting this unique vegetable.

The Special Gardening Project lets 4-H members try their hand at growing unusual vegetables and flowers.  The project allows experienced 4-H gardeners to grow something fun, new, and different while letting those new to gardening get their feet wet in this project area.

4-H’ers enrolled in the Special Garden Project will:

Hall County 4-H Council will again be offering two (2) 4-H camp scholarships worth $100 each to 4-H members 12 and under.  Camp scholarship applications (pdf) are due to the Extension office by March 1, 2017.

Nebraska 4-H Youth Development offers a variety of day and overnight camps, which provide unique experiences that focus on life skills, including:

Hall County 4-H Council Scholarship (pdf) - The Hall County 4-H Council is sponsoring two (2) scholarships valued at $500 each! The scholarships are available to current Hall County 4-H members who are graduating seniors this year. The application is due March 1, 2017 to the Hall County Extension Office at 3180 W Hwy 34, Grand Island, NE 68801 or

Complete before March 1st to save some money!  Quality Assurance is REQUIRED for any 4-H member ages 8 and up, enrolled in swine, beef, sheep, dairy goats, dairy cattle, meat goats, rabbits or poultry.  Until March 1st, there is a $5 fee for all participants on the Quality Assurance website.  After March 1st, Nebraska 4-H will be switching to a different, nation-wide Quality Assurance system with a higher fee.

Farm operators and agronomists from across the state are invited to attend these research update programs in 2017. The programs will be held on the following dates:

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