Pawnee County 4-H

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Beef Ambassador Contest (Brochure)
  •  High school and college youth practice their public speaking and advocacy skills while competing for cash prizes!
Premise ID (Brochure)
  • After our implementation of EID tags last year, each exhibitor will have to obtain a Premises ID number through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in 2017.
Veterinary Feed Directive (Brochure)
  • Effective January 1, 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will fully implement the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation.
  • The regulation requires veterinary oversight when producers use medically important antimicrobials in feed or water to treat animals.
  • This applies to all producers raising animals, including youth owners of show or exhibit animals.

Merlyn Anderson Memorial 4-H Scholarship

  • Merlyn Anderson has a lifelong interest in agriculture. Her trust support of 4‑H Scholarships in 2016 was $28,000 to help students further their studies for agricultural careers. This scholarships are open to applications from the following area schools: Lewiston High School, Wilber-Clatonia High School, Norris High School, Beatrice High School, Freeman High School, Diller/Odell High School, Wymore High School, Meridian High School, Tri-County, Fairbury High School High School, and Home Schoolers in Gage & Jefferson Counties.
  • Merlyn Anderson a longtime Beatrice resident provided for the scholarship funds for youth involved in 4‑H and interested in pursuing careers in the agricultural area. At a time when women rarely traveled alone, Merlyn flew around the world on military standby several times to visit her husband, Col. Charles A. Anderson a Beatrice Dentist, who introduced 4‑H to South Korea as a way to help families improve their lives after the Korean War. For more information call the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension at (402)223‑1384, or e‑mail Paul Hay at, or view our web page at
  • Application




6         4-H Foundation Meeting , Courthouse,



7            Broiler Project Sign Up Deadline

15          Youth & Volunteer Re-enrollment Deadline



1 4-H Foundation Meeting, Courthouse, 7:30pm

1  District Horse Show Deadline for Animal ID, Horse Level Testing, & Entries

1 Companion Animal Identification Affidavits Deadline


2017 Tentative Calendar

4-H in Afterschool

Looking for a fun after school activity for your child? Consider signing up for a 4-H Afterschool Workshop hosted by the Nebraska Extension Office in Pawnee County. Spring programs are now listed! All students may participate regardless of their 4-H membership and financial assistance may be  available upon request.

Registration information, refer to the Registration & ID Forms page.