4-H News

Below are posted articles about Burt County 4-H deadlines, information, and events.  If you have any questions or would like to join the fun please call the Nebraska Extension Office in Burt County at 402-374-2929 or E-Mail us at burt-county@unl.edu.


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May 23, 2018

4-H Deadline Time of Year:

Please don’t forget…

June 1 Deadline for all horse ID sheets to be in the extension office.



May 17, 2018

Early Deadline Reminders:

Please remember to sign up immediately if you want to attend the 4-H Rocket and/or   4-H Sewing workshops the last week of May.


May 10, 2018

Summer Workshops and Camps Planned!


May 3, 2018

Kaleidoscope of Activities

               This time of year is a dizzying, dazzling kaleidoscope of programs, activities and events.

The school year is ending and I’m trying to squeeze in all the extra educational opportunities I can for the students and maybe focus a little of the end of the year craziness away from the teachers for an hour or so.


April 25, 2018

Babysitting Workshops – May 2018

This Thursday, May 3rd is the first session of the Babysitting Workshop. The workshops will be at the Oakland City Auditorium starting at 3:45 and wrapping up at 5:00 p.m. Any student in 4th-7th grades is welcome to attend the 3-session workshop. (4-H membership is not required)


April 19, 2018

4-H Friends Rediscovered

          Have you ever had an experience truly warm your heart?

I’m sure it happens every day, but I had the privilege of hearing about a random meeting that really made my day – as well as those involved.


April 11, 2018

Raise Your Hand by May 15 to Help Nebraska 4-H Win $20,000!

The latest count released last week from National 4-H shows Nebraska is in the lead in the Raise Your Hand competition, but there is still a month to go before this contest closes.

Each hand raised is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the three states with the most hands raised. Help bring the high-quality 4-H experience to even more youth right here in Nebraska.  


April 3, 2018

4-H Public Speaking Contest Results

          It’s really spring when the 4-H Contests get started and the 4-H Public Speaking Contest is the first one of the “4-H Season” in Burt County. The contest was held Monday evening, April 2nd at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.


March 27, 2018

Market Beef Reminder

            Source: John Wilson


March 21, 2018

One for the money, Two for the show…

          I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying: “One for the money, Two for the show, Three to get ready and Four to go!” Or if you’ve only heard it via Elvis Presley in his song Blue Suede Shoes the last line would be “Now go cat go!” Either way, it relates well to the 4-H Public Speaking Contest.



March 15, 2018

YQCA Trainings – One Down!

          Training opportunities have started for 4-H/FFA members planning to show any meat animal at any contests this summer. I completed the first instructor led session a week ago as part of the Burt’s Best 4-H Club meeting, but there are still four more face-to-face trainings available on the calendar.


March 8, 2018 

Burt County 4-H Week Activities

          Burt County 4-H Week started with a bang last week with the 4-H Achievement/Kickoff Event held at 30 Bowl in Fremont. Fifty-six 4-H members practiced their bowling skills while over 40 family members shared in the fun.


February 28, 2018

East Oaks 4-H Club Pancake Feed

          If you like pancakes with all the fixings and want to get together with your 4-H friends this is the place to be!


February 21, 2018

March 4 – 4-H Achievement/Kickoff Event


February 13, 2018

Burt County Fair Foundation Fundraiser- February 24


February 7, 2018 Burt County 4-H Week March 4-10 and Nebraska 4-H Month - February!!

For more than ten years, Nebraska 4-H Month has been observed during the entire month of February. As we look forward to Burt County 4-H Week, March 4-10 our 4-H Clubs are encouraged to start promoting in February along with the Nebraska 4-H Month.


Help Needed for Quilts of Valor

The Logan Valley Quilters Guild have requested help from our 4-H faithful to assist them on a Sewing Day, Saturday, February 17th.

The Sewing Day will be held in Oakland at the Golden Oaks Senior Center from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Logan Valley Quilters have made and given away 19 quilts already and there is a big demand for them.


February 1, 2018

4-H Snow/Snowless Sculptures

          This winter has been one of the strangest I can remember. It has just been a yo-yo! It snows, then melts away in 40+ degree weather, then snows a little again but warm weather is within the next forecast. A snow sculpture doesn’t have a chance!


January 22, 2018 

What a Week!

Last week was a roller coaster of weather and the challenges it brought. With beautifully mild temperatures changing to rain with occasional thunder and then moving on to blizzard conditions I was reminded of exactly 36 years ago when similar weather was experienced here in Burt County. No, I’m not one of those people who remembers the weather of every day for every year, but when your first child is being born you remember!


January 9, 2018

2018 4-H Planning Meeting Information:

          The annual 4-H Planning meeting was held January 3rd and a good group of 4-H Leaders, parents and superintendents attended. As usual the livestock topic side of the room dominated the attendance numbers, but the General 4-H areas had the best attendance in many years.


January 4, 2018

Next Week Look for Notes from 4-H Planning Meeting

          Since the meeting was just held and all dates and locations are not verified, I’ll update everyone next week regarding decisions that were made at the 4-H Planning Meeting January 3rd.



December 26, 2017

Two Quick Reminders:

1.     Annual 4-H Planning Meeting


December 20, 2017

4-H Planning Meeting


Appreciation During Every Season


Quick Christmas Gift Reminders!

Don’t forget 4-H when finishing (or starting) your Christmas shopping! Gifts for new or experienced 4-H members can include kitchen gadgets, shiny cookie sheets & baking pans, sewing machines, glue guns, curry combs, brushes, halters, show sticks, cameras, or even gardening supplies! Of course new 4-H t-shirt is always a great gift (and it’s something you’ll probably end up buying before fair anyway!)


November 15, 2017

Time For Thanks Giving

          With the Thanksgiving holiday this week I want to encourage you to truly count your blessings, not only on Thanksgiving day, but every day. Yes, we face tragedies, illness and heartbreak, but don’t let these things wear you down.


November 10, 2017 

Bits and Pieces: 

4-H - Why Science Matters To Me Photo Contest


October 8, 2017

National 4-H Week!

National 4-H Week was last week, but if you know of someone who would like to check out what the 4-H program can offer please contact the Nebraska Extension office in Burt County at 402-374-2929 and we’ll help you see where they can fit best in 4-H!


September 14, 2017

Great Week for GPS Workshops


September 6, 2017

Special State Fair Recognition

            Having an exhibit travel to the Nebraska State Fair is exciting. When you have to take your exhibit and show it to the judge and crowd it’s even more exciting. However, when you are your own exhibit it’s downright nerve racking!


August 31, 2017 

Cat Club

If you love cats and you’re looking for a way to learn more about them and possibly get involved in 4-H, this just might be “purr-fect!”

Cat Club is a monthly webinar series offering educational information about caring for your cat and showing your cat in 4-H. Youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H or in the 4-H cat project to participate. Cat Club is a great resource for anyone interested in showing cats in 4-H whether you have one now or not!


August 10, 2017

County Fair 2017 – Sweat Shirts and Slides!

          If you were trying to summarize the 2017 Burt County Fair, that would pretty much do it! The temperature ranges of a low of 52 degrees on Friday to a high of 70 degrees on Saturday had everyone scrambling for sweat shirts and long pants. I can’t recall a fair when I’ve worn jeans every day because it was chilly!


August 16, 2017

Next Year…Prepare for an Early Fair!


June 19, 2017

4-H Video Cat Showmanship Contest

As many of you know, there is no longer a cat show at the Nebraska State Fair; therefore, we wanted to give youth interested in showing their cats an option to demonstrate their knowledge in a state level contest.  This summer, we will be holding a Video Cat Showmanship contest.


June 19, 2017

Myesha, member of the Clever Clover 4-H club, learned to use a sewing serger and made 38 cases to be stuffed for dog beds. They were stuffed with scraps saved from the church and local quilt Guild members. Myesha delivered them to the Dodge County Humane Society today.


\ is conducted by Nebraska Extension with support from Northeast Community College.

Check out the results here: 2017 Norfolk Regional Speech & PSA Results