Nebraska Extension in Garfield, Loup & Wheeler Counties

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GLW 4-H enrollment for 2021 is encouraged by  March 15th. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization focused on developing skills and knowledge in agriculture, science, citizenship and healthy lifestyles. This program aims to create positive, hands-on educational experiences open to all youth in preparation for lives as successful citizens and leaders. In Nebraska, one in three youth is actively engaged in 4-H through clubs, afterschool activities and school enrichment programs. We have activities ranging from photography to animal science and foods to conservation wildlife to suit the interests of every youth.

Is your property experiencing damage from recent flooding? University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a resource page ready to aid you as you prepare to clean flood damaged property, protect the safety of drinking water from your well or prevent further damage to your septic system. Be sure to maintain safe drinking water for your family as flood waters lift and carry pollutants. Visit flood.unl.edu to learn more.

Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5. This will help children eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods along with reducing the mealtime stress of feeding young children.

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Nebraska 9th graders currently enrolled in 4-H (and those enrolled as 8th graders last year) will have received a letter pre-admitting them to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. With this, they will have the opportunity to participate in Next Chapter, a unique partnership between Nebraska 4-H and University Admissions that connects students statewide with the resources of the University! This also means that students that meet academic requirements will be admitted after high school. Next Chapter also grants students access to personnel and resources like never before. Highlights will include:

Welcome to GLW 4-H! 4-H has its own language, culture and customs.  Join Steve & Jenn for a night of orientation into this new culture where we will explain 4-H structure, policy, and expectations.  We will take time to answer all of our county fair-related questions so that you feel prepared for your first fair or more prepared for your second or third.  This is a great opportunity  to get to know our staff and learn about the resources available to help your family have a great start in 4-H.  If you are interested in attending  this zoom meeting, please email Jen, our 4-H Youth Development Educator, to register at jepp@unl.edu. You can also call her with questions at 308-346-4200. May 25, Tuesday @ 6:00pm  by Zoom.

4-H Youth wanting to compete in the 4-H District & 4-H State Horse shows must have completed the Horse Level requirements. Steve will be giving the written  Level testing Tuesday, Night April 27 at 6:30 pm at the Garfield Courthouse. Questions to Steve Niemeyer @ 308-346-4200 MUST PRE-REGISTER - BY CALLING THE OFFICE

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