4-H Livestock Achievement Program

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for 4-H youth participating in livestock projects! The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Achievement Program is designed to promote all educational aspects of 4-H livestock projects including selection, production, leadership, and exhibition by recognizing youth striving to improve in their livestock project knowledge and leadership.

 The program recognizes Members of Excellence across all 4-H livestock project areas, including: beef, sheep, meat goat, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry.

 The program consists of two levels that require 4-H members to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate and project-related accomplishments. For each level, the Livestock Achievement Program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H members choose their goals. Each accomplishment is worth a specific number of points. Intermediates, ages 10-13, must complete 100 points worth of activities to receive the distinction of Intermediate Member of Excellence. Seniors, ages 14-18, must complete 150 points worth of activities to receive the distinction of Senior Member of Excellence. The  Plan and Reports, linked on the webpage, show examples of the project related accomplishments they can choose or they can identify their own with approval of their local educator.

 Youth completing the achievement program and receiving member of excellence recognition in the various species will be recognized during the Parade of Champions, 4-H weekend at the Nebraska State Fair.

 For more information, go to: Livestock Achievement Program | Nebraska 4-H (unl.edu)  Apply to participate in the recognition program by June 15. 

Ashley Benes ashley.benes@unl.edu

Cole Meador cmeador2@unl.edu

Brett Kreifels brett.kreifels@unl.edu


Ashley Benes

4-H Coordinator

Nebraska Extension

105 Mussehl Hall

Lincoln, NE 68582-0725

Office: 402-472-9184

Cell: 402-480-3392