NE 4-H District & State Horse Show

The 4-H District & State Horse Show Entry Form and the Horse Identification Sheets for district competition are due to the Butler County Extension Office, at noon on May 1.

Butler County Fair 4-H/FFA Entry Forms

Yearend 4-H Club Treasurer's Report

All 4-H clubs with bank accounts are required to submit an End of Year Treasurer's Report to the Extension Office by January 31, 2019. Contact the Extension Office with questions, 402-367-7410.

Diamond Clover Recognition Program

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring, and contributing citizens. The program's overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience.

Information on participating in this program can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/diamondcloverprogram .

Please let the Extension Office know if you plan on participating in the Diamond Clover Program so we know to order award pins for next year.


2020 Butler County Fair Dates - July 14-19, 2020

Please check the  Butler County Fair Website for more information as that date nears!


Butler County Livestock Deadlines

The following dates are deadlines for identifying animals to be shown at the Butler County Fair and the Nebraska State Fair. FFA exhibitors must also abide by these deadlines in order to show at the Butler County Fair. All information on the identification papers must be complete and turned in to the Extension Office by these dates.

**Late animal I.D.s at the county level will be accepted. However, entries will be lowered one complete ribbon color placing and will not be eligible for final championship drives.

Failure to meet these deadlines will forfeit any and all chances of exhibiting at shows outside of Butler County. Any transfer of ownership or new purchase of animals needs to be recorded on the appropriate ID forms and filed with the Butler County Extension Office prior to these dates. Any transactions after these dates will be considered a late ID and will be subject to the above mentioned penalty.

Animals can only be identified in one county.

Cat and Dog Vaccination Requirements

State Fair - DNA samples are required to exhibit at State Fair. The deadlines for DNA samples to be taken are the same as the identification deadlines.

  • April 15 - DNA for Market Beef (steers & heifers)

Youth Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

All youth participating in livestock projects at Butler County Fair must complete Youth Quality Care of Animals each year. YQCA deadline is June 15 of the current year. Enroll now in YQCA.