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Tire Amnesty day will take place August 15-16 at the Gage County Fairgrounds. The collection is two days, open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm OR UNTIL 375 tons of tires have been collected. Once that amount is reached, no more tires will be accepted. Here are some guidelines to prepare you for the event:

No tires with rims. No tires from tire retailers. Be prepared to unload your own tires. Please have a count (# of passenger car or pick up, semi or tractor tires) or weight of your tires. Gage County tires only.

Collection site is the parking lot north of the Gage County Fairgrounds. 

For more information contact the Extension Office, (402) 223-1384, Paul Hay, phay1@unl.edu, or Linda Grell, (402) 228-4576.

Thank you! Volunteers are the hear of 4-H. We invite teens, adults, grandparents, and other to join in the 4-H summer excitement. You'll meet new people, learn new skills, and have a great time! Come home to Gage County 4-H.

We need your help in several areas: pre-fair events, 4-H building, 4-H/FFA livestock shows and other fair events. Click here for volunteer sign-up. Submit paper by July 1 or sign-up online.

2018 Gage County Invitational Dairy Show

July 7, 9:00am at the Gage County Fairgrounds, Beatrice NE

Entry forms due to Gage County Extension Office by July 2. No entry fee.

2018 Gage County Invitational Dairy Show entry form 2018 Gage County Invitational Dairy Show guidelines
Gage County 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest

The 2018 Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging contest is just around the corner.  This year the contest will be available from 8:00 am Friday, June 8th through 8:00 am Monday, June 18, 2018.  It is composed of three parts; general knowledge questions, plant part and seed identification, as well as a judging portion.  It is open to all 4-H youth, as well as adults, and even Extension individuals. No password needed, the link listed below will take you directly to the contest. The link to participate will be  https://go.unl.edu/2018hortcontest


4-H is 4 U was presented at this year's 4-H Leader & Parent Informational Night. This presentation is a great overview of the Gage County 4-H program, for both new and past 4-H members, highlights upcoming fair events, deadlines & reminders, as well as what is in a ribbon color, etc.

We encourage all 4-H families, new and returning, to scroll through this information. Please share with your club members, 4-H youth, and potential 4-H members!

Yard and Garden is a live call-in show where our Host Nicole Stoner, Gage County Extension Educator can answer any questions you may have about your lawn, garden, landscape, bugs, or anything else green and growing. WHEN TO LISTEN:  Every Friday (March-August) –  on-air from 10:00 to 11:30 am HAVE A QUESTION:  CALL 402-729-3383          The following email address (nstoner2@unl.edu) can be used to send questions and/or photos of plant and pest problems.  All questions will be answered and some might be used on the radio program as well.

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