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

Connecting During the Holidays

Written by Brandy VanDeWalle, Extension Educator in Fillmore County

November 22, 2021 

November 2021 8 pgs PDF

Fed Steer Challenge 2022 4-H event dates Nebraska Young Artist Awards 4-H Horse Advisory Committee Livestock Achievement Program NWSS Catch-A-Calf Program Returning to the Farm Program An more in this months' 4-H in Focus......

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

Companion Rabbit Science is a self-paced learning opportunity offering information about caring for rabbits. The online course is great for middle-school-aged youth but is open to all youth regardless of age who are looking to learn more about rabbits and the 4-H rabbit project. Companion Rabbit Science is a great resource for anyone interested in caring for or learning about rabbits in 4-H whether they own one now or not!   

Other Camps, Clinics & Workshops


4-H Achievement Celebration

January 24th, 2021
Dakota County 4-H youth and their families joined in online for the Annual Achievement Celebration.  4-H Staff organized a Family Feud game online participants teamed up by family to compete.    Youth submitted their year-end record books, called Achievement Applications and applied for awards in various project areas.  The books are judged and youth are awarded certificates for their work.  The following awards were presented.