4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach.

Active in all 93 counties and at 4h.unl.edu

Dakota County 4-H

Applications are open and due November 18th, 2022 for the 2023 program year. For more information regarding the fed Steer challenge, or to apply to participte in 2023, visit https://4h.unl.edu/fed-steer-challenge

The Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge is an opportunity for youth interested in learning more about the cattle industry and is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the Nebraska cattle industry.

January 2023 4-H Newsletter

4-H Achievement Celebration January 22nd Market beef weigh-in 2023 4-H enrollment is open Nebraska 4-H month in February Changes to the horse program State Fair livestock eligibility Special Garden project Special Agonomy project Check out all the events across the state! All this and more in this months 4-H Newsletter......


Nebraska 4-H is excited to announce the second year of the Nebraska 4-H Livestock Achievement Program. This additional opportunity for enrolled livestock project youth, 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.