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

We are excited to announce the fourth 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.  

November 2023

Apply to be a 4-H Ambassador Achievement applications due December 15th 4-H enrollment is open Project spotlight - Welding New Age eligibility for State Fair events Don & Martha Romeo Scholarship Ag Innovators Experience Young Nebraska Artist awards Save the Date Dakota County Achievement Celebration Save the Date Siouxland Garden Symposium and more....

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

Livestock Affidavits or ID Sheets are due to the extension office by JUNE 15TH. for all beef, sheep, goat, swine, horse and rabbit projects.  In addition to ID sheets your animals may need ear tags, or tattoo's.  Please refer to Fairbook for further information or contact the Extension Office.