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
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.
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.
Latest Updates from Statewide 4-H
- Twenty-two youth set to compete at 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships
- Fifteen youth selected as delegates for National 4-H Congress
- 4-H volunteers receive state-level awards
- Nebraska 4-H'ers attend 89th National 4-H Conference
- Walbrecht earns Nebraska 4-H Gives Back Award for providing a sense of belonging in the show ring
- Sump earns Nebraska 4-H Gives Back Award for lake clean-up project
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