Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills

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Thomas County Fair

Thursday, July 8 at 10:00 am CT

Clothing and Sewing Judging 

Halsey State 4-H Camp

Tuesday, July 20

Horse Show at 9:00 am CT

Small Animal Show at 3:00 pm CT

Wednesday, July 21 at 9:00 am CT

Livestock Show

Thursday, July 22 at 9:00 am CT

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Blaine County

Thursday, July 8 at 10:00 am CT

Clothing and Sewing Judging

Halsey State 4-H Camp

Tuesday, July 27 at 8:00 am CT

Static Entries

Wednesday, July 28 at 9:00 am CT

Horse Show

Thursday, July 29

Livestock Show at 9:00 am CT

Small Animal Show at 1:00 pm CT

4-H Enrollment must be completed and membership dues paid by June 15.  Also to be completed by June 15: YQCA Certification, (If planning to exhibit cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, rabbits or poultry this requirment must be met.) Horse Id's, and Livestock Id's.  These can be emailed to the Extension Office at

These updated statewide rules will affect your County Fair and State Fair participation if not completed by June 15. 

For more information call the Extension Office at 308-645-2267

Clover Kid Colleges are for all area youth (ages 5-7 as of Jan. 1, 2021), not just those enrolled in 4-H! They are a great way to see what all 4-H has to offer and complete a few projects for the Fair. Please contact the Central Sandhills Extension Office by June 21 to reserve a spot.

June 24- Hyannis, Winters Building, 8:00 - 11:00 AM MT

June 25- Mullen, Extension Office, 8:00 - 11:00 AM MT

July 12- Halsey, Community Center, 9:00 - 12:00 AM CT

A new course, Dealing with Conflict Dynamics for Farm and Ranch Families, strives to provide Nebraskans with tools to build a better culture. Participants will gain the skills and resources necessary to overcome the conflict that may be hampering their family and business relationships. The course will be taught by renowned farm family coach Elaine Froese and hosted by Nebraska Extension’s Women in Agriculture Program.  

 The Conflict Dynamics Training is a three-part course that will be held virtually from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Central time on June 15, 22 and 29, via Zoom. An internet connection is required, and participants should plan on attending all three sessions.  

Central Sandhills Summer 4-H Programs

 For all workshops except camps at Halsey, minimum registration number will be 5 youth.

 June 16-17

Healthy Habits & Home Environment Camp

8:30 am – 12:30 am each day will be Healthy Habits

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm each day will be Home Environment

June 17 will be in Mullen at the Hooker County Library basement

Free webinar Wednesday, May 5, 10:00 - 11:30 am CDT Register Here


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