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CUSTER COUNTY EARLY 4-H ENROLLMENT is $7.00/member if enrolled on 4-H ONLINE by April 1, 2021.  Organizational leaders will turn in the $7.00/member fee to the Extension Office by April 16, 2021.  Checks should be made payable to:  4-H Activities.

The new statewide 4-H Enrollment deadline is June 15.  Enrollment fees for members who enroll April 2-June 15, 2021 will be $15/member.  This $15 fee must be turned in to the Extension Office by the 4-H member/family by 5:00 p.m. on  June 16.

Some 4-H clubs may have additional club dues. These are due to the club and not to the Extension Office.

Due to the inclement weather being predicted for Saturday, the Custer County Market Beef Weigh-in is being POSTPONED until February 27th.

If February 27th does not work for you, surrounding counties will also be conducting weigh-ins.

March 7 - Valley County’s weigh-in at the Valley County Fairgrounds in Ord, 1:00-2:00 p.m. March 13 - Dawson County’s weigh-in at Darr North Feedlot, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

As in the past, if you choose to weigh-in at another county, your animal will not be eligible for the rate-of-gain award at County Fair.  Also, before you weigh-in at another county, be sure to call them to make sure it is still being held.


As the COVID-19 situation in Nebraska continues to evolve, please know that Nebraska Extension is adapting and adjusting their recommendations and decisions. Our commitment is to respond with an abundance of caution to try to provide thoughtful and valuable information. And, to do our best to contribute to the protection of Nebraskans.

 We would like everyone to know that due to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus situation, the difficult decision has been made by UNL about cancelling all Nebraska 4-H and Extension face-to-face programs for all events scheduled through June 15.

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