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Dates: July 13 through July 18

Dear 4-H Members, Families, and Volunteers,

Thank you for being a part of Adams County 4-H. As you ready and prepare for the 2022 4-H Fair, We ask that you are all kind and recognize that we are still needing to be flexible this year. We need to support each other and lift each other up.  We appreciate the support of the Adams County Ag Society, the Hastings Chamber of Commerce and the Adams County 4-H Foundation. We are all working hard and will make it through this, we will persevere, and we will celebrate the achievements of our youth in 2022.

Come out and Join us for a Night of Fun.
Helping children to feel safe and giving support when dealing with disasters such as wildfire and droughts in simple ways. Here are some resources to help you.
Nebraska 4-H requires all youth enrolled in livestock projects to complete annual quality assurance certification through Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA). YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program focused on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.
Hastings Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several presentations by Nebraska Extension Personnel and NE Forest Service about care of Gardens, Lawns, Trees, Landscapes and Plants. Held on Mondays in March and early April of 2022 Pre-registration is required.

In conjunction with Grain Bin Safety Week, which is the third week in February this year, Nationwide has teamed up with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) and other partners to award emergency first responders with grain rescue tubes and hands-on training to help save lives. 

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Agsplosion brings agriculture to local students

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More than 700 elementary students from western Nebraska got a hands-on education recently about Nebraska agriculture during the Agsplosion event that was held in 5 different locations in the Panhandle.

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Are you looking for agricultural information that you can trust? Look no further than University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension publications!

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Lincoln, Neb. —Keeping your records up to date on the farm or ranch is important but can be a complicated task. Nebraska Extension is offering two workshops in Rushville at the Sheridan County Extension Office (800 S Loofborrow Street) on May 23. These workshops will help you develop an easier process in keeping records by using tools, resources and tips taught during the sessions.

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