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

Youth Crop Scouting Competition - Connecting Youth with Crops

Looking for a fun club project? Want to unite your club members? Running out of ideas for club meetings?  If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, help is on the way!  Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 8th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops can learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.

Online Insect Identification Contest

The Nebraska 4-H Online Insect Identification Contest provides an opportunity for participants to put their entomological knowledge to the test. The contest consists of insect identification and multiple-choice questions. Participants will gain knowledge about insects and entomology through this competition. This contest can serve as practice for county contests and the state fair 4-H insect identification contests, or for a county fair contest.

Livestock Quality assurance is required for all 4-H exhibitors that will be showing a meat animal (beef, sheep, goat, swine, rabbit and poultry) at county fair, state fair and Ak-Sar-Ben.    YOUTH FOR THE QUALITY CARE OF ANIMALS.    Register for the classes at yqca.learngrow.io

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

Animal Care & Fitting Clinic

Improve your knowledge and skills in the showring.  Attend the free clinic sponsored by the Dakota~Thourston County Fairboard and the Final Drive Show Supply

Learn Animal care and fitting trips & tricks

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dakota~Thurston County Fairgrounds
1547 Stable Drive, South Sioux City, NE

Free meal will be provided

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
10:00 AM - Noon

Are you ready to experience Nebraska agriculture? Plan to come and discover live animals from Dakota County 4‐Hers.
There will be an interactive, hands‐on agricultural stations to learn about livestock, crops, and 4‐H.

South Sioux City Public Library (West Parkling Lot)
South Sioux City, NE

November 2th, 2021 - Buffalo County Fairgrounds - Kearney