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Thank you for being a GREAT supporter of Merrick County 4-H.  In 2023, we had 278 members and 62 volunteers enrolled to “Grow 4-H”!  We are well on our way to exceeding that number in 2024. It is exciting to be a part of making 4-H a year-round program teaching life skills and helping youth become confident, caring and contributing citizens of good character. 

4-H dues do not have to be charged in our county because there is so much support from 4-H families, county businesses and organizations. If you would like to contribute financially to Merrick County 4-H, and keep it free to join, there is a streamlined process to give three different ways.  The three (3) ways you can donate to 4-H include:

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Up to date Fair Schedule (as of 5/24/24)

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2024 Premium Book with Ads

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Lead and Succeed webinar series continues leadership development discussion

June 19, 2024

Lincoln, Neb. — Rural Prosperity Nebraska, the community development arm of Nebraska Extension, announces the inaugural session of its “Lead and Succeed Lunchbox Series,” a summer-long webinars series focused on revamping community leadership development in rural communities. The first session will take place on June 27.

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MarketReady webinars help farmers expand market reach

June 14, 2024
Rural Prosperity Nebraska and the Heartland Regional Food Business Center, a multi-state organization focused on strengthening farm and food enterprises, are kicking off a summer-long series of market-ready webinars, beginning June 20.

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2024 Nebraska Soil Health School has successful launch

May 9, 2024
The first installment of a planned 2024 Nebraska Soil Health School series was held on April 24 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab in Sidney, Neb. The event addressed the semi-arid Panhandle climate and potential management practices for soil health and had over 60 attendees.

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Building Bridges in Conservation: Nebraska hosts inaugural natural resources workshop

April 15, 2024
Overlooking the iconic Platte River, over 100 natural resource professionals and students met to build and foster new collaborations at the first Natural Resources Conservation Connecting Points Workshop.

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