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Enrollment and re-enrollment for the 2019 4-H yhear. All 4-H youth and volunteers will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline, a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll on a personal computer or mobile device.  To enroll go to: ne.4honline.com

This training will allow individuals to become certified or re-certified as Private Pesticide Applicators. Individuals must attend the complete three-hour program. Cost: $40

2019 Private Pesticide Training Schedule 

County Fair: July 31 - August 3, 2019 County Fair Schedule County Fair Checklists Livestock Static Important Dates February 16 — Market Beef Weigh-In May 1 — District Horse Show Deadline for Animal ID's, Horse Level Testing and Entries June 5 — Sheep and Goat Weigh-In

YQCA Face-To-Face Traing is required for 4-H (ages 8-18) and FFA (under age 19) exhibitors as of Jan. 1st of the current year who exhibit beef, goats, sheep, swine, rabbit, and poultry. 4-H/FFA Animal Exhibitors  MUST complete quality assurance training through YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) by June 14, 2019 to be eligible to exhibit at the County Fair, State Fair, or at the Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show.

Clover Kids ages 5-7 DO NOT need to complete quality assurance training

*NEW* this year 2018:  The official identification for COUNTY and STATE FAIR for all classes of goats and sheep is a Scrapie Tag.  

Before you can get Scrapie Tags, you must have a premise ID number and a Flock ID number, which the Department of Agriculture can assign to you. Call them at 402-434-2300. 

Scrapies tags may be purchased from Allflex. The cost of the tags is the families responsibility. (Order Form)

The Extension Office has a universal tagger available.

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