Nebraska Extension in Hall County

Local Interest

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).

Available June 9-19

Link to participate:

The 2017 Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging Contest is just around the corner.  This year the contest will be available from June 9th at 8:00 am until June 19th at 8:00 am.  It is composed of three parts; general knowledge questions, plant part and seed identification, as well as a judging portion.  It is open to all 4-H youth, as well as adults.

Check out these Summer 4-H Day Camp opportunities!  For more information, see the Nebraska 4-H Camp website:

UNL Extension Tractor Safety Classes Offered Across Nebraska

Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will take place at nine Nebraska locations this year. Teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm should plan to attend.

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm for anyone other than parents or legal guardians. Certification received through this course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with specific mechanized equipment.

Explore - Create - Learn

Kids College is a fun, educational program for children ages 5 and up. Classes start in May and run through July. Come join the fun!

Kids College classes offer a wide range of experiences for children. Many basic life skills are taught including sewing, cooking, self-defense, recycling and more. Learn ceramics, pottery, photography and build a solar car. And that's not all! Make a color wheel, do science experiments, go fishing and explore your heritage. Practice archery, BB gun or teach your dog how to behave. Explore, create and learn!

Spring Into Kids College Sewing Classes - April 19 & May 3.  Pre-register today @ (308) 385-5088.

Spend the afternoon on Saturday, April 29th from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm engaging and interacting with science! See new technology and challenges up close while you solve problems.  Sessions include:

Nebraska Extension in Hall County

Local Events

Search Local & National Extension Resources

Celebration to mark Maxwell Arboretum's 50th year
Apr 4 – A lecture and tree planting are part of events set for May 16 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Read more
Extension home study course prepares drone pilots for exam
Apr 4 –

April 27, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Members of the public interested in earning a a Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate to fly unmanned aircraft (drones) for commercial purposes, are encouraged to refer to a new home study course offered by Nebraska Extension. This home study course focuses on the knowledge needed to successfully pass the computer-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam to earn a Remote Pilot certificate.

Read more