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

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. 

Stay up to date on what's happening with Buffalo County 4-H.  Information on this page is continually being updated.  2023 Buffalo County 4-H Calendar

All Livestock Exhibitors in beef, dairy cattle, goats, sheep, swine and market poultry (including production turkeys) are required to complete YQCA training to be eligible to show at the Buffalo County Fair.  To complete your training, visit www.yqcaprogram.org.  Participants MUST do a pre-test and a post-test to complete the training and generate your certificate.

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 to:


Production Turkey-

Teens 14 or 15 years of age who work on farms, or others who are interested in learning about tractor and farm equipment safety practices, can register for a safety training course offered at seven locations across Nebraska from May 22 through June 8.  Students will complete the first day of the course by attending a hands-on event at one of two locations or online through the Extension Foundation Campus website.  After completing the hands-on event or the online course and testing, the required driving test will be offered at seven locations across Nebraska fro

The 4-H program offers a lot of different awards to give youth and adults the incentive to keep "Making the Best, Better." 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, and will serve as a resource when applying for college scholarships and creating your resume.