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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:

Achievement Applications need to be filled out and received by 5 p.m. October 3 to receive premiums earned by 4-H youth at the 2023 Merrick County Fair. They may be dropped off or emailed to Merrick@unl.edu.

Clover Kids Record Book (Editable or Printable)

Achievement Applications:

Junior Level, ages 8-14 (PDF) or Google Form

Nebraska Extension has many online and printed resources to help you deal with flood damage on the Nebraska Extension disaster web site.
Merrick County: Breaking New Ground Campaign

Our goal is to raise $2,312,500

Contractor: Rathmann-Manning Corporation of Chapman, Ne
Architect: Joseph R. Hewgley & Associates, Inc., North Platte, Ne

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NACEB Honors Award Recipients

February 22, 2024
A Feb. 6 ceremony at the Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) Annual Meeting honored 2023 award recipients for their commitment to supporting and promoting Nebraska Extension.

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Students undertake surgery, flight, and more at Incredible STEM Day

February 8, 2024
Fifth graders flooded the halls of the Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff on Feb. 7, when the Nebraska Extension held its second annual Incredible STEM Day.

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Geoscientist uses sensors to assess potential damage in dams

February 8, 2024
Water can be a life-giving source and a destructive one.

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University saluted by Carnegie Foundation for excellence in community engagement

January 11, 2024

“We see the designation as a springboard. It allows us to ramp up in places where we can do better, to bring more public presence to the engagement work that we’re doing, to reward those people who are doing it well and to really enhance our capacity in engagement.”Kathleen Lodl, associate dean of Nebraska Extension

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