Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County

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Thank you for your interest in joining 4-H in Buffalo County. 

4-H is open to ALL YOUTH, of ALL ABILITIES ages 5 to 18.  Youth can join 4-H at any time of the year.  However, in order to enter exhibits at the Buffalo County Fair, the deadline is May 1st of each year.  Between May and June 1, there is a $10 late fee.

Food safety is in the news and on the minds of many people. Numerous foodborne illnesses have occurred in Nebraska during the last year. Most of the reported foodborne illness outbreaks have occurred from food eaten away from the home. The ServSafe® Food Safety Program is developed by the National Restaurant Association to address the growing food safety concerns of consumers for the food service staff that serve them.

Buffalo County has an open 4-H Assistant position focusing on traditional 4-H programs in the areas of family consumer science and/or SET; as well as school enrichment and after-school programming.  Review of applications will begin September 24th.

4-H Summer Camps & Trips

Nebraska 4-H offers a wide variety of camps across the state throughout the summer. Register for camp before April 15th and receive a 10% discount! Each Buffalo County 4-H member that attends an overnight Nebraska 4-H Camp will receive a $100 scholarship from the Buffalo County 4-H Council.  Call the Extension Office to get the discount code when registering online.  Registration and descriptions of all camps available:


Buffalo County 4-H Camp Scholarship Available


 New food project areas this year will replace Road to Good Cooking, Six Easy Bites, Tasty Tidbits, Fast Foods, You’re the Chef, Foodworks, and Food Preservation.  Classes and project titles have changed.  There will no longer be a Cake project because they have included cakes in the State Fair classes.  We will still have Cake Decorating, Food Fare (Culinary Challenge) and Discovering Pies as in the past.  When enrolling in 4-H, please update your food project areas.  The new project areas and classes are listed below.


Cooking 101 (County ONLY)

This replaces Road to Good Cooking and Six Easy Bites


Saying Goodbye, May 19, 2018 (PDF, 463 KB)

Let's Go on a Garden Walk, May 12, 2018 (PDF, 584 KB)

Controlling the Weeds, May 5, 2018 (PDF, 719 KB)


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