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UNL Rural Stress and Family Wellness work group has collected resources for farmers and ranchers to address stress and suicide prevention in Nebraska.   We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. You are not alone. We care about you.

Mandatory Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (Quality Assurance) Training Details & NEW Zoonotic Disease Training

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21. The program is designed to provide an estimated 60 minutes of education each year. The online program requires the passing of a series of three quizzes to earn certification. An in-person YQCA workshop requires complete attendance.  All youth involved in the following projects MUST complete YQCA training by July 15, 2019, to compete in Cherry County Fair: Beef, Swine, Dairy, Sheep, Goats, Market Rabbits, Poultry. 

There are three options available for completing the training: 

Youth Animal Science Field Day

Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, West Central Research & Extension District, and NCTA

May 23, 2019  9:15 am registration, 10:00 am-3:30 pm program (CDT)

Open to all youth 8-18 years old

Learn more about animal science and meet others who share your interests!

Develop critical thinking & problem solving skills with hands on learning.

  FUN hands-on workshops with a wide range of topics:

Welcome to 4-H Horse Camp at scenic Fort Robinson.

Set in the beautiful Pine Ridge region of western Nebraska, Ft. Robinson provides the ideal setting to enjoy one of the greatest outdoor experiences of a lifetime. - horseback riding!

The camp’s goal is to improve your skills as a horseman, build a greater bond between horse and rider, and provide useful information to enhance your expertise as a horse enthusiast. 

The clinicians are seasoned veterans who will be offering hands-on activities and sage advice to increase your knowledge and equine skills.  

4-H Design Camp 2019

If you are enrolled in STEAM 2, have some experience sewing, and are ready for a new sewing design challenge this is the 4-H Camp for you!
You will design your fabric and make it into a garment (shorts or T-shirt dress), create a unique T-shirt, and marble a scarf.
By the completion of the two day camp, you will have learned new skills, designed and crafted a garment, hot pressed your unique T-shirt, and marbled a scarf. All three items can be entered as projects under Beyond the Needle.
Limited to 20 Registrations. Registration form Due June 5th!!!

Click Here for the Registration form. 

LOG N Camp 2019

Due May 1st

Leadership Opportunities for Growth in Nebraska 4-H is a special group for Panhandle youth currently in grades 7th through 8th, (they will be entering into 8th and 9th grade). Members will gain leadership skills while meeting other youth from around the Panhandle. Participants will attend a camp at the State 4-H Camp in Halsey, Nebraska on May 30th and 31st. At the camp, participants will develop leadership skills, conquer canoeing, master the high wires, and zoom down the zipline.


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