Hall County 4-H Newsletters
Stay informed on all of the events, activities & deadlines by downloading the Hall County 4-H monthly newsletter!
4-H Project Opportunities
Are you wanting to select a 4-H project, but don't know where to start? Check out the following project guides:
- 2023 Hall County 4-H Project Guide (pdf)
- 2023 Nebraska Extension Pick Your Project - The Pick Your Project is an online project selection guide for finding both county-only and state fair eligible 4-H fair projects and their resources. Users can search by keywords or browse by project area, curriculum area, and experience level. Project resources and learning objectives are included with each project.
- 2023 Hall County 4-H Fair Premium Book (pdf)
In addition, there are project manuals available for almost every 4-H project. (Available project manuals are listed in the Pick Your Project above.) These written manuals provide hands-on lessons & ideas to help youth acquire new skills and knowledge. The manuals are not required, but can be very helpful. Manuals may be purchased at the Extension office or directly through the following websites:
Call the Hall County Extension office for more information (308) 385-5088.
4-H Has Heart!
Hall County 4-H Council’s Outreach Committee is providing an exciting opportunity! Their mission is to support the many ways that 4-H’ers and their families give back to this wonderful community.
- If you had the opportunity to better your community, what would you do?
- If you had the opportunity to help someone, who would you help?
- What if you had the opportunity to obtain funds to help you achieve those goals?
This is the opportunity for you or your club to do something big and show that 4-H has Heart! Submit your application (pdf) for funds to support your project and join the 4-H has Heart movement!! Funds are limited. Apply Today!!
Scholarships & Awards
- Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships - due January 5, 2024
4-H Achievement Awards
It's never too early to start preparing your 4-H records! Find out about the Nebraska 4-H Achievement Program, Diamond Clover program, as well as Volunteer/Club Recognition! Listed below are the award application forms. ALL AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2023. Please feel free to contact the office with further questions.
- Explanation of 4-H member Awards (pdf)
- Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application: The Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application was introduced as a new alternative to the Career Portfolio: https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application. By having one single form that more closely resembles the kinds of questions being asked on college applications and in resumes, 4-H’ers will be better prepared to be college and job ready while keeping a record of their achievements. This year there is a Junior (ages 8-14) and Senior (ages 15-18) application. Those in the Senior age group will also have the opportunity to pursue state level opportunities – selection for 4-H Congress, Conference, scholarships, and other leadership opportunities that arise statewide. With this exciting change, career portfolios will no longer be accepted on the State level to attain these opportunities. Hall County will also make the transition away from Career Portfolios and will use the Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application in its place in order to offer the best opportunities to our youth. If you enjoy the Career Portfolio format, please feel free to continue using it; however those will not be judged on the county or state level.
- Nebraska 4-H Gives Back Program: The Nebraska 4-H Gives Back Program is an opportunity for a Nebraska 4-H member or a team of 4-H’ers to make a meaningful contribution to their community. This award recognizes the impact that 4-H youth make in their communities and celebrates the spirit of service-learning, a pillar of the 4-H experience. To achieve the Nebraska 4-H Gives Back honor, a 4-H member or team must complete a major service-learning project that benefits his/her community. Information is available at: https://4h.unl.edu/ne4h-gives-back.
- Diamond Clover Program: The Diamond Clover Program starts with setting goals to work toward during the 4-H year and recording your accomplishments.
- Outstanding 4-H Member (pdf) (ages 16-18) is chosen based on leadership, citizenship and community involvement shown in their Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application and by completing their 4-H story.
- Clover Kids - Head, Heart, Hands, and Health Recognition Program (pdf): This program recognizes the work completed by Clover Kids. Each member, 4-H age 5-7, should have set two goals earlier this year in the areas of the four H's: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. All Clover Kids who turn in completed forms will receive a prize.
- Club of Excellence Summary and Application: Club leaders submit an application for your club to become recognized as a "Club of Excellence!" To receive this designation, clubs must meet a set of criteria including: recite the 4-H pledge at meetings, meet at least six times a year, complete a club project and complete a community service project.