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What's happening during 4-H week?

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 June 15 of each year. 

The enrollment process is done online and needs to be done every year for both, Youth and Volunteers.  Please see the links below to help guide your way.  If you have any questions, please call the Buffalo County Extension Office, 308-236-1235.

Register to become a Nebraska Extension Marathon Kids Coach
More info at go.unl.edu/nemkcoachregister.

YouTube Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfkPEK-m6ZY

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.

**EVERYONE will need to RSVP at 308-236-1235 for ALL trainings so that we can make sure we have space.

We have scheduled the following Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEP) training sessions in Buffalo County:

Master Gardener training for 2022 will be offered both in-person classes at the Hall County Extension Office located in Grand Island and an online class through Google Classroom.  Here is the 2022 brochure and application for interested clients from the Central Nebraska Region. Here is a press release with more information.

 

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