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Central Nebraska Farm Safety 4 Just Kids announces that their annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be held in a virtual format this year.  We invite all youth in Kindergarten through 6th grade to experience the first ever Virtual Safety Day via GOOSECHASE!!   

Nebraska has historically been known as “The Beef State.” So as the weather warms, the time and place are right to celebrate beef month with a barbecue. When handling beef or any meat, keep in mind these good food safety practices:

Clean: Wash hands before preparing foods and after handling raw meats, such as when making hamburger patties or cutting meat for kabobs. Clean and sanitize utensils and surfaces that contact raw meats.

Outdoor activities are a great way to fit physical activity into your day. When physical activity is fun for the whole family, everyone benefits. Don't forget to include children in the planning process to increase their engagement. Adults are encouraged to walk, run, and play with the children during the activity instead of just sitting on the sidelines. We have some of these outdoor activities to get active as a family in the latest edition of Family Fun on the Run newsletter including a FREE printable Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course and an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt!

A final YQCA Quality Assurance Training has been scheduled for May 26 at the Community Building in Scotia. 4-H members enrolled in Greeley, Howard Sherman or Valley Counties may attend. Register at with your 4-H online username and password.


Stay informed this 4-H season with reminders from You can now sign up for your county class on and get reminders specific to your county. Click below for instructions on how to enroll in your county class. 

Greeley County 4-H

Howard County 4-H

Sherman County 4-H

Valley County 4-H

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