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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.


Stay up to date with what's happening with 4-H in Buffalo County.  Information on this page is continually being updated.  2022 Buffalo County 4-H Calendar

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CWF is an awesome trip available to 4-H'ers ages 15-19 that have completed 9th grade.  This trip is offered every 2 years in Buffalo Co. as a living/learning experience in citizenship.  Buffalo Co. 4-H'ers travel by bus with 4-H'ers from other nearby counties to Washington DC.  En route they spend approx. 6 days visiting cities & sites along the way. The time spent in Washington DC includes workshops, seminars, and field trips to historical sites. This trip is expensive - approx.

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 

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What's happening in 4-H in Buffalo County?

It is time to order your turkey and broiler chicks for fair this coming July.  

If you are not familiar with this project area here are the two classes that this order pertains too:


Production Turkey-

A production pen consists of one female turkey.  Production turkeys must be purchased through the Extension office, in order to be fair eligible.  Turkeys will be judged on meat production qualities only.  Each pen will count as one entry on pre-registration.  An exhibitor may enter up to two production turkey exhibits. Turkeys must weigh a minimum of 12 pounds. (It is recommended that you purchase 6-8 turkeys to be sure you have enough for 2 pens to be exhibited at fair.)

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Cullan Named Outstanding Service to Panhandle Agriculture Award Winner

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Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle – Week of August 22, 2022

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Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations.

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Terminating a verbal farmland lease

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