Nebraska Extension in Pawnee County

Local Interest

The new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active.

Marking the third consecutive year of value decline from the record high of 2014, the all-land category across Nebraska for the year ending February 1, 2017 averaged about 9 percent lower than the prior year. 

The state average was $2,820 per acre or about a 9 percent ($295 per acre) decline to the prior year’s value of $3,115 per acre.

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Whether you’re a youth or an adult volunteer, if you’re doing great 4-H work, there are lots of ways to be recognized for it!
Pawnee Coutny Awards Application

Each youth will submit an awards packet which will include their the awards application along with either a career portfolio, record book, story, or resume along with at least one paragraph describing what they did and what they learned for each pin or award they are applying for. Applications will be judged on completeness, experiences/learning described, neatness, and creativity. Pins and awards will be handed out at Achievement Night in November.

Clover Kids

Clover Kid Leader/Parent Guide 2017
 Entry/ID Sheet

Enrollment Information

Enrollment and re-enrollment for the 4-H year begins in October. 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:
Resources to help you enroll:
Step-by-Step Instruction Sheet for 1st time enrollment

Recently, Seneca Valley Virus (SVV), also known as Senecavirus A, has had an upswing in cases for grow finish hogs as well as in sow/boar market animals including in Nebraska. We do not known the reasons why we are seeing more cases, but this virus is of great concern because it looks very similar to Foot and Mouth Disease virus. Pigs have blisters on snout, feet and in their mouth. It is critically important that when folks are showing swine to be aware of this virus and alert their veterinarian immediately if they see clinical signs.

Nebraska Department of Ag

Swine Health Recommendations: Exhibitors of Pigs


Nebraska Extension in Pawnee County

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Capturing value in cropping systems using cattle the focus of April 4 field day
Mar 8 – Grazing cattle on cropland can be a win-win situation for both crop production and livestock feeding. A Nebraska Extension field day on April 4 will provide a unique learning and networking opportunity for cattle operators and those involved in crop production. Read more
A legacy of service: Henneman looks back on 37-year extension career
Mar 7 – Alice Henneman, a pioneer of food and nutrition education programming, is set to retire from Nebraska Extension on March 30. Read more