4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach.

Active in all 93 counties and at 4h.unl.edu

Morrill 4-H

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes loans to youth to establish and operate agricultural income-producing projects in connection with 4-H clubs, FFA and other agricultural groups. Projects must be planned and operated with the help of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan and provide the youth with practical business and educational experience. The maximum loan amount is $5,000.

Youth Loan Eligibility Requirements:

Do you know what it takes to pick the best fruit and vegetables out at the grocery store? Or do you know what judges are looking for when they judge your plants at the county fair? Have you ever wondered, what plant is that!?! We are excited to offer the opportunity to learn these and other important horticulture skills through the Online Horticulture Contest.

We are excited to announce the fourth year of the Nebraska 4-H Livestock Achievement Program. This additional opportunity for enrolled livestock project youth, is designed to promote all educational aspects of 4-H livestock projects including selection, production, leadership, and exhibition by recognizing youth striving to improve in their livestock project knowledge and leadership.

The program recognizes Members of Excellence across all 4-H livestock project areas, including: beef, sheep, meat goat, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry.

The Morrill County Extension Office currently has two positions available - a full time 4-H Assistant and a regular part-time Support Staff. Both positions will be working with the public on a daily basis and require good computer skills, a desire to help people and willingness to learn! To obtain more information on each position interested parties can stop at the Morrill County Clerk's Office in the courthouse in Bridgeport or the Morrill County Extension Office in Bridgeport or by contacting Sarah Paisley at 308-772-3311 or spaisley3@unl.edu.

The annual Nebraska Tractor and Equipment safety certification course with hands-on safety will be held in June at Gordon and Gering. The course is hosted by Nebraska Extension and Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health.

Federal law prohibits children under 16 from using certain equipment on a farm unless their parents or legal guardians own the farm. The certification course allows 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and certain mechanized equipment. 

The Morrill County Communications Competition will be held at the Morrill County Extension Office May 22, 2024 at  6:00 p.m. Registration is due May 10th at noon (if we do not have more than 3 live participants, we will either ask you to join Garden County either live or via zoom)