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Clay and Fillmore County Staff are excited to bring you some fun virtual 4-H workshops to help you prepare projects for the county fair!!  These workshops are free to any youth between the ages of 8-19 years old.  This sessions will allow youth to explore 4-H curriculum and start planning for county fair exhibits.  These are offered virtually using Zoom and require minimum supplies to participate.  There is a link provided to register for the workshops. 


Sessions will be held Friday Afternoons in April from 2:30-3:30pm


2020 Clay County Fair July 8-11 Clay Center, NE "Boots, Buckles & Barrels of Fun" 

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Panhandle Perspectives: Did you know? The first domestic sugarbeet seeds were produced in Nebraska

March 26, 2020
At the turn of the 20th century, the sugarbeet was one of the few American crops with an almost complete dependence upon Europe as a source of seed each season. The vast majority of all seed used in sugar beet production originated in either Germany or France. It took two primary factors before Americans were convinced that a domestic seed industry was needed.

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Combatting cabin fever: Extension builds out educational content

March 24, 2020
For many families across the state, cabin fever may be setting in, and Nebraska Extension is working to help alleviate pent-up energy with fun, educational content for all ages.

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