COVID-19 – Important Message from Extension

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, all Extension Offices across the state are being asked to postpone in-person meetings, events, and programs until June 15th, unless the program can be provided remotely (i.e. using video conferencing)  This includes volunteer-led 4-H club meetings, workshops, horse club practices, Shooting Sports practices, competitive events, etc.

For updated information on programs provided by Hall County Extension, please explore our website. You are welcome to email any of our Hall County Extension Staff Members. As always, we’re here to help!  

Hall County 4-H Fine Arts Night - VIRTUAL

(A Combination of Speech & Talent Contests)

Excited about 4-H? Express yourself verbally through the 4-H Public Speaking Contest or perform a talent at the 4-H Fine Arts Night. Youth have the opportunity to write a Speech or a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that incorporates the topic of 4-H and deliver it to an audience.  The 4-H Public Speaking Contest helps youth develop skills for communicating about current issues to real audiences, learn how to organize and prepare a speech, develop speech delivery skills, learn how to present themselves to others, and develop self-confidence.

For questions or more information, contact Megan at mknuth3@unl.edu or leave a message at (308) 385-5088.

Shooting Sports

Hall County 4-H offers many different disciplines with certified 4-H Shooting Sports leaders.  Check out all of the upcoming Hall County Shooting Sports events & leader information.  All Hall County 4-H members who participate in practices and competitions must have enrolled in 4-H and completed the parental authorization in 4-H Online.  If you have any questions, please call the Extension office at (308) 385-5088.

2020 Hall County 4-H Shooting Sports Schedule (dates subject to change) - NOTE: All Shooting Sports practice dates have been cancelled up until June 15th.

Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Program - State Shooting Sports Schedule

Pre-Fair Contests

  • Bicycle Road-E-O - Show off your bicycle skills & knowledge!  Watch the 4-H newsletter for more information! Open to all Hall County 4-H'ers, age 5-18; pre-registration is required.  Contact Melinda (308) 385-5088 for more information.
  • Online Horticulture Judging Contest - The contest will be available June 5-22, 2020 at: https://go.unl.edu/hortcontest.

    The Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging Contest 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.

    Rules, guidelines & study materials for the Online Horticulture Judging Contest and the State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest held during State Fair can be found at:  http://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/plant-science/horticulture-id.  (No study materials are to be used while taking the test.)

    If you have questions, feel free to contact Elizabeth Killinger at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu or 308-385-5088.

  • Ice Cream Roll (info & recipes) - Date: TBA, July 2020, at the Fonner Park Cafe at Fonner Park. 4-H’ers enrolled in the Cooking 101 or Making Food for Me (Clover Kids) projects may participate in the Ice Cream Roll. Call the Extension Office to pre-register and reserve a time. Starting times are every half hour from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Arrive at the time slot you have selected to begin measuring, mixing and rolling.
  • Culinary Challenge - Date: TBA, July 2020, at the Fonner Park Cafe at Fonner Park.  The contest is open to any 4-H member enrolled in a Foods project.  Each exhibit will consist of a theme (4-H member’s choice), a menu card, one food item prepared from the menu, recipe for the prepared food item, one or two place settings and a centerpiece.  Call the Extension Office to pre-register.  Please call Cami at (308) 385-5088 if you have any questions or can help at the event.

Upcoming Shows & Events in Nebraska:  Horse, Livestock & Small Animal

*More events added as we become aware of them.