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

Dodge County 4-H

On Monday, May 9 from 6:30-8:00pm, Shane Ahrens will be leading an in-person YQCA training in the Dodge County Extension Meeting Room. Participants must register in advance. Visit yqcaprogram.org to log in or register.

On April 21, the Dodge County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was hosted by the Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children. This year, 21 area youth presented a Speech or PSA at the Public Speaking Contest. Competition was split into three age groups – Junior 8-10; Intermediate 11-13; and Senior 14-18. The top 2 youth in Intermediate and Senior Speech, the top 2 youth in Intermediate PSA, and the top 5 youth in Senior PSA have qualified for the State Public Speaking contest in June. Juniors are not eligible for state.

There are some great workshops being planned for this summer.  Below are the confirmed and tentative dates being planned.  Registration will open soon for you to sign-up, until then hold a place on your calendar for your workshop choices.

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May 25-26 ~ Babysitting

June 1 ~ Pork Science ~ 9am-12pm

June 7 ~ Clover Kid Daycamp ~ 9am-12pm*

June 14 ~ Potpourri Crafts ~ 9am-12pm & 1-4pm

June 16 ~ Healthy Living (Nutrition, Baking, Recipes) ~ 9am-12pm*

On Saturday, April 23, all 4-H youth, club leaders, volunteers, and parents are invited to join us at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Scribner for a special FREE workshop. 4-H, in partnership with the Nutrition Education Program (NEP), will be building Little Free Pantries as a county wide service, leadership, and educational activity.

Do you know what it takes to pick the best fruit and vegetables out at the grocery store? Or do you know what judges are looking for when they judge your plants at the county fair? Have you ever wondered, what plant is that!?! We are excited to offer the opportunity to learn these and other important horticulture skills through the Online Horticulture Contest. The contest will be available June 3-20, 2022 at: https://go.unl.edu/online4hhortcontest

Enrollment is open for the 2022 Dodge County 4-H Program Year!

Youth ages 8 to 18 years old as of January 1 of the current calendar year are welcome to enroll in the 4-H Program. Youth 5 to 7 as of January 1 of the current calendar year may enroll as a Clover Kid in the 4-H Program. In Dodge County there is a $10 fee when enrolling for the program year. 

4-H Enrollment is completed online. Both youth members and adult volunteers will need to complete their online enrollment, annually.