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Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is May 27, 2021 8:30am - 1:30pm Fillmore county Fairgrounds. Click to find the Registration/Consent Form. Youth who register before April 30th are guaranteed a t-shirt and it only costs $5 which includes snacks, lunch and a take-home bag with goodies. Registration after April 30th is $10/youth. Scholarships are available upon request.
Enroll and pay the enrollment fee by May 1st to receive an awesome 4-H yard sign Find a link to the enrollment website and instructions for enrollment for new members, returning member, new club leaders and returning club leaders.
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA):

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. This training is required for all food producing animal or livestock project members. Food producing and livestock projects include market beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, meat goat, poultry and rabbit.

All youth aged 14 and 15 who work on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course to obtain a Farm Husbandry Permit or “farm permit” without further testing.
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Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle – Week of April 12, 2021

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Faculty Spotlight: Mariah Newmyer

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Meet Mariah Newmyer, a food, nutrition and health Extension educator at the West Central Research and Extension Center.

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The Biggest Grower returns with summer learning, scholarship for high schoolers

April 7, 2021
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will again be offering a student gardening competition this summer.

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LOG N 4-H leadership camp set for May 25-26 at Halsey

April 6, 2021
Leadership Opportunities for Growth in Nebraska 4-H (LOG N Camp), which gives western Nebraska youth in grades 5 through 7 (current school year) an opportunity to gain leadership skills while meeting students from across the Panhandle, will take place May 25-26 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey.

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