4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach.

Active in all 93 counties and at 4h.unl.edu

Buffalo County 4-H

Stay up to date with what's happening with 4-H in Buffalo County.  Information on this page is continually being updated.  2020 Buffalo County 4-H Calendar

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.

This year the Special Gardening Project is focused on the unique, Classic Magic Bachelor Button. Classic Magic Bachelor Buttons are a unique mix of plum, purple, and bicolor flowers. Not only do the flowers attract beneficial insects, they are edible as well.

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. While in Washington DC, 4-H'ers stay at the Nat'l 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD, with 4-H'ers from around the country.  The time spent in Wash.

Calling Young Leaders!

Youth in grades 7-12 are all welcome to join the young leaders club.  They do a mix of fun activities, educational activities, and community service. 

Adult volunteers are needed too. If you have a young leader that would be interested in joining this group or know of a great adult volunteer, please contact the Extension Office at 308-236-1235 or kam.ulferts@unl.edu.

The 4-H program offers a lot of different awards to give youth and adults the incentive to keep "Making the Best, Better." During the month of October, 4-H'ers may use their achievement application to apply for awards. The 4-H application is an organized presentation of what has been learned and accomplished in 4-H. Filling out an achievement application does take some work but when accurately and carefully assembled, it is a useful tool for determining progress and personal growth throughout the 4-H'ers career.