Welcome to Adams County 4-H!! 

2020 Adams County 4-H Fair

Dates: July 15 through July 19

Fashion Show and Modeling: Wednesday, July 8

Clothing Construction, Food Revue Contest, FCS Judging Contest: Friday, July 10

Static Entry Day: Monday, July 13

Livestock Entry Day: Tuesday, July 14

4-H Livestock Auction: Monday, July 20

2019 Adams County 4-H Fairbook 

  Hard copies are now available at the Extension Office

2019 Post Fairbook Release Updates

Lancaster County has prepared a great PDF on How to Prepare Photographs for Exhibit in 4-H at Fair

2020 Nebraska State Fair

Dates: August 28 thru Sept. 7th

2020 State Fair Livestock and In Person Entry is not open at present!  Families please go to NE State Fair Entry  Must be completed online by August 10th by the family.  See the current NE State Fair Book for details.

2020 Adams County 4-H Enrollment Deadlines:

November 1, 2019 - Families can begin enrolling in 4-H Online for 2020

Early Bird Enrollment Deadline - February 14, 2020 for Adams County 4-H Families 

Regular Enrollment Adams County Deadline changed to April 15, 2020

 April 16-30, 2020 - Late Enrollment for Adams County 4-H Families

June 15, 2020 deadline for State 4-H enrollment (can't participate in County Events)

For further details or questions please contact the Extension Office or check out our Enrollment instructions and project information found in our Resources section below. 

 Nebraska 4-H Online

4-H Awards Available 

Nebraska 4-H Annual Achievement Application

This is a new application process and will be used for the selection of State and national awards including the selection of delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference.  The Career Portfolio will no longer be used.  Submission deadlines may vary.

Adams County 4-H Awards

Youth may compete for County Project Awards and other Local Awards.  New in 2019 our 4-H members may win the various County Awards multiple times during their 4-H Career. Submission deadline for County awards, Golden Clover and Diamond Clover is September 16, 2019.

For a fuller explanation of the new changes and how to fill out the Achievement application you can watch our video "County Award Process".

County Awards

Adams County 4-H Award Award Entry Form and Achievement Application

Golden Clover

Golden Clover Application Criteria

The Golden Clover Application is now included in our Adams County Achievement Application for Awards.

Diamond Clover
Great award to show progress throughout 4-H Career!
Application Information 

Animal Science Series 2020

Nebraska Extension is inviting you to participate in Animal Science Series. This is a group for youth (ages 10 - 18 as of Jan 1, 2020) that have an interest in livestock. Species covered are beef cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, and poultry. Youth will explore topics of genetics, nutrition, meats, management, equipment, and others. The ending event will be the Premier Animal Science Events (PASE), held in Lincoln, NE on campus June 22nd and 23rd.  Youth will be able to participate in Quiz Bowl or Skill-a-thon, Meats Judging or Poultry Judging, and Livestock Judging.

This series is open to Adams and Webster County youth. We are currently recruiting for those that want to participate. Youth may join 4-H in either Adams or Webster county to participate. To begin receiving information – please contact the Extension Office.

Thank you, Beth Janning

Summer Workshops and Clinics for 2020

The 2020 workshops range from - Information coming soon.  Want to have fun while learning new things.  Join us at a workshop that is interesting to you.

Regional Dairy Goat Show 2019

This show is for all 4-H members enrolled in the Dairy Goat Project. Will be held at the Clay County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 29th. Show time is 11:00 AM.

Adams County 4-Her's please turn in ID sheets and Entry form to our office by our animal ID deadline of June 3rd (due to June 1st being a Saturday). We will send them and your entry form to the Clay County Office. Our premiums for the Dairy Goat classes will be based on the results of this show.

 4-H Club of the Month

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation along with the Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have put together a new program for Nebraska 4-H Clubs. Any 4-H club can nominate themselves to be the "Club of the Month" by the second Friday of the month. Each month, a winner with be chosen and will receive a $50 cash card from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and a certificate which can be displayed. Also, the Club of the Month's story will be displayed on the 4-H Foundation's website, Facebook and Twitter and a news release will be sent out to their local newspaper. Nomination forms can be found here
Please send the nomination forms to: ne4hambassadors@unl.edu


Adams County 4-H Newsletters 

Nebraska 4-H Spotlight Newsletters


2019 Adams County 4-H Family Handbook

2020 Adams County Pick-A-Project and Contests

2020 4-H Available Project Listing in Adams County

ReEnrollment 4H Online Instructions for Youth & Volunteers

New Family (Initial) 4H Online Enrollment Instructions with visuals

New Volunteer Enrollment Instructions

Nebraska 4-H Program/Project Resources

Adams and Clay County Day Camp

Prefair Entries Instruction and Samples

Static and Contests Entry Fillable Form

Animals/Livestock Entry Fillable Form

Quality Assurance (YQCA) Training (follow instructions on website)

 4-H Club Resources

 4-H Club News Reporter Fillable Form

 4-H Year Book - Planning Sheet for 4-H Members

Shopping In Style Fillable Form with Narration

Ice Cream In A Bag and Ice Cream In A Can Recipes

Animal ID Affidavits and Guidelines

Dog Obedience Class Rules & Schedule

New Volunteer Enrollment Instructions

State Fair Livestock Testing Requirements

County Fair Entry Tips for Vegetables and Flowers

NE Selecting and Preparing Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit 4H226

NE Preparing Cut Flowers 4H227

Bucket Calf Project References Part A

Bucket Calf Project References Part B

Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits Reference Manual (provided by Florida Extension)

Interview Judging Contest Resource

Project Record Books

Light Horse Project Record Book

4-H Project Record Book

Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports Project Record Book

4-H Animal Project Record Book

Companion Animal Project Record Book

Bucket Calf Project 1 Yr Manual and Record Book Fillable Form

Bucket Calf Project 2 Yr Record Book Fillable Form

Clover Kids Record Book


 4-H Achievement Awards

2011 4-H Achievement Award Winners


Fair Results

2014 Adams County Fair Results
2013 Adams County Fair Results
 2012 Adams County Fair Results
2011 Adams County Fair Results 


4-H Council Happenings!

2016 Council Agendas and Minutes
2015 Council Agendas and Minutes