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• Full-time faculty position located in Chadron, NE. The focus of this position will be Early Childhood, focusing on early childhood development for families with children aged 0-8 years.

• Required: Bachelor's degree in child development, human development, early childhood education, or a closely related field (extension instructor) OR Master's degree in child development, human development, early childhood education, or a closely related field (extension educator).

• Required: Successful experience teaching in formal or non-formal education settings (i.e., preschool, K-12)

The 4-H Horse Stampede entry portal is open!  Also, new for 2024 is the addition of elementary age group (8-10) for all contests.

Online Entry Procedures:

Entries for 2024 4-H Horse Stampede are utilizing 4-H Online.  Youth need to login to their 4-H Online account and click on the events tab, then select the 2024 Horse Stampede event. Or utilize the following link to register (be sure to utilize the same email account used when enrolling in 4-H):


If you or your families have any questions about registration or the contests, please contact me.




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