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Nebraska 4-H Represents at Omaha Fashion Week

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:22

Over the last 10 years, Omaha Fashion Week has grown to the nation's 5th largest fashion event. In addition to supporting more independent fashion designers than any other organization in the region, Omaha Fashion Week supports young fashion designers by providing mentoring, educational opportunities, and a professional platform to showcase work.

Nebraska 4-H once again partnered with Omaha Fashion week during their Spring Showcase. Omaha Fashion Week Student Night, featuring student designers, including a 4-H collection, took place on Tuesday, February 26. This collection consisted of 13 garments from across the state, each modeled by the 4-H member who made it.

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Explorer 4-H Club Recognized as Club of the Month

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:25

This month we would like to congratulate Explorer 4-H Club for being awarded the Nebraska 4-H Club of the Month for February 2019. This club from Omaha, NE, in Douglas/Sarpy County, has truly made a difference in its community. The club is dedicated to building strong citizenship and teamwork through various activities.

Using the Pennsylvania Plant 4-H Curriculum, the Explorer 4-H Club built raised beds to use the 130-day Nebraska growing season to work on food crops for county and state fairs. The students are going to do the 2019 Special Garden Project Carmine Splendor Okra as one of the food crops.

So many 4-H and scout adventures work on plants, but in an urban area, there is a difficult problem of space to plant. Our project is open to any 4-Her or person in a scouting adventure so they have a place to grow their plant for their awards with the bonus of any food crop have a place to go with the Stephen Center. By doing this, the 4-Hers or scouts have a service project helping to feed members in the community with the fruits of their labors. The project has a group of 70 made up of youth from Explorers 4-H, Aquatic Society of Omaha INC, and various scouting students across Sarpy and Douglas County. With Aquatic Society of Omaha INC, their work is shared across twelve states with North Central Regional Aquaculture Center electronic drop box on NCRAC-YEA website. Also with Aquatic Society of Omaha INC, the project becomes 18-02-4P Applying 4-H and scout knowledge for the community to be published with Nebraska Academy of Science and Nebraska Environmental Trust. With friends of 4-H, the Stephen Center Project for their use to assist 4-H students across the state. Any volunteering or donating at the Stephen Center will be shown on their social media sites.

Explorers 4-H is a student-led organization with six student officers. This empowers youth to be more active in learning and civic activity since they are in charge of development.

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation provides the 4-H Club of the Month program to all Nebraska 4-H clubs throughout the state. Clubs can nominate themselves by telling why their club should be chosen as Club of the Month. A different club will be chosen each month and will be awarded a certificate and $50 cash card. For more information, visit the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website or email ne4hclubofthemonth@gmail.com.

Nebraska 4-H Month

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:44

Each year during the month of February we celebrate Nebraska 4-H Month. This year, we'll celebrate another very special event in February. The University of Nebraska was chartered on February 15, 1896. In 2019, we mark a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond.

This month, we ask 4-H members, families, and volunteers across the state to celebrate Nebraska 4-H Month by taking part in the Nebraska 150 Celebrations! Take Flat Herbie on a tour of your community, join a local Charter Day celebration on February 15th, bake some N150 cookies, or get a head start on an N150 Stepping Stone exhibit for county fair!

Celebrate N150 for Nebraska 4-H Month!

Nebraska 4-H Celebrates N|150

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 08:42

The University of Nebraska was chartered on February 15, 1869 and charged with its land-grant mission of public education and service to Nebraska. In 2019, we mark a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond. Please join us in celebrating the historic past of your University and helping us chart a bold new future. Nebraska 4-H is perfectly positioned to take this celebration statewide. The celebration will include Charter Day, Glow Big Red, Flat Herbie, N|150 Stepping Stone Showcase, Photography Unit 3 Class, and more!

Nebraska 4-H N|150 Celebrations