Nebraska Extension in Thurston County

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If you will be 14 and not older than 18 on or before December 31, 2017, you are eligible to participate in the trip. This trip is a multi-county trip of 4-Hers in the Northeast Extension District. The tentative dates of the trip are Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 16, 2018. These are tentative as schedules may change, but based on trips we have taken in the past, we try to book similar dates every three years.

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:

All youth aged 14 and 15 and working on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course. Successful completion of the course will allow trained youth to operate an approximately 20 PTO horsepower tractor, or to connect or disconnect an implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor. Cost: $60

Kearney Fairgrounds - May 30 & 31

Auburn Fairgrounds - June 1 & 2

Valentine Fairgrounds - June 6 & 7

North Platte WCREC - June 13 & 14

Gering Legacy Museum - June 15 & 16

Wayne Fairgrounds - June 19 & 20

Gordon Fairgrounds - June 22 (Day 1 is online)

McCook Fairgrounds - June 23 (Day 1 is online)

Grand Island College Park - July 10 & 11

Applicant Criteria:

Applicant must be a current High School Senior. Applicant must currently be an enrolled member of the Thurston County 4-H Program. And have been enrolled in 4-H for at least the past two years. Applicant must have completed and turned in their 4-H Career Portfolio for at least the past two years. Application must be completed and returned to get proper signatures to the Club Leader by April 1st of the current calendar year. Club Leaders will then turn all collected applications to Nebraska Extension in Thurston County. After submission, applications will not be returned.

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The Northeast Nebraska 4-H Horse Show will be held June 1st near Homer, NE.  Please share with your 4-H families, this is a great opportunity to help prepare for District Shows.

Early Bird Registration is due Friday, May 26th, 2017 to the Nebraska Extension in Thurston County Office!

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