4-H programs are grounded in the belief that youth learn best by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors. Youth can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4‑H experience.Navigating Your Experience
YQCA Face-To-Face Training.YQCA Face-To-Face Training. 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 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.
Whole Raw Soybeans as a Cost Competitive Protein Supplement for Cows and CalvesCurrent market conditions for raw, whole soybeans are making them price competitive in parts of Nebraska with other protein sources such as distillers grains and alfalfa hay to be used as a protein supplement for cows as well as weaned calves.
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The county fair book has been revised to make it easier to read. All 4-H'ers and their famlies are encouraged to read through the fair book before beginning any new project. Each family may pick up their fair book from their club leader and individual members may stop by the office starting March 2019.
Most contests are offered as multi-county events.Companion Animal Show
The companion animal show consists of a small animal show and cat show. 4-Hers can show off their knowledge of rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, hedgehogs, birds, reptiles, fish or other pets by showing their animals or presenting a poster. The Companion Animal Show is open to youth enrolled in a companion animal project.
4-Hers are able to practice their communication skills while giving a speech, public service announcement or presentation. The Communication Contest is open to any youth involved in 4-H.