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Is there something I can send students to help them get started?

            Yes, we have created a “help video” specifically for students enrolling in instructor-led trainings. This video link can be sent directly to students or information packets can point                             students to the HELP DESK tab at where this video is also located.

SEND US YOUR IDEAS! The Sheridan County Ag Society is having a Fair Theme Contest! Please share with your youth about creating a theme for the 2023 Sheridan County Fair! Due February 28 Submit your idea for the 2023 Sheridan County Fair along with a picture that describes your theme.  You can bring your ideas to the Sheridan County Extension Office at 800 S. Loofborrow, Rushville, NE.  Or you can Email you entry to  If you have any questions you can call 308-327-2312.

This workshop will take place on Thursday, February 16 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at the Extension Office in Rushville. We will be creating two pieces of clothing, bring a hoodie and a flannel. Please call 308-327-2312 to RSVP by February 15th! The workshop costs $5, payable to UNL Extension.

PANHANDLE BEST SHOOT February 5th, 2023. Entries 8:00 am - 11:00 am. Located at the Rushville American Legion, 206 Sprague St. Rushville NE. $10.00 per Competitor/event. Make Checks payable to Sheridan County 4-H Shooting Sports Club. See more information below!

Panhandle Best 2023 Dates

February is here, and you know what that means, right? Time to celebrate Nebraska 4-H Month! Nebraska 4-H Month, traditionally held during February each year, is an opportunity to celebrate 4-H locally, recruit new members and volunteers, and have fun! There are many ways to celebrate Nebraska 4-H Month either individually or with your club or county!


Dawes County 4-H will be celebrating in these ways:

Private Pesticide Applicator Training by Zoom:


Once again, a group of Water & Integrated Cropping Systems educators have organized a set of private pesticide applicator trainings by Zoom. These meetings were advertised this past Friday in CropWatch. Anyone is welcome to attend these trainings. The team anticipates interest across the state.


Here are the dates, times, and registration links:

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