Nebraska Extension in Pawnee County

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Nebraska Extension will be sponsoring a two day online childcare conference. During the two day event will provide a diverse group of experts to share evidence-based practices, resources, ideas, and the latest in research for fostering quality early learning experiences for children 0-8 years old.

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Pre & Post Fair Forms

Contest Entry Sheet (yellow) (Due TBA - Must be completed for any contest participation)

2017 - 2018 Fair Book

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 April 2017.

General Rules

August 9-12, 2017

Entry Forms

 Animal Entry Forms - Due June 15th  Contest Entry Forms - Due TBA

 Animal Identification

Refer to the Animal Identification Guidelines for a breakdown of requirements for County, State, and Ak-Sar-Ben.   All ID Sheets, DNA envelopes, and Breeding Nomination Cards must first be submitted to the Extension Office by the deadline.  The Extension Office will then send the information on to the State Fair and/or Ak-Sar-Ben.

Quality Assurance

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.


Communication Contest

 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.



Nebraska Extension in Pawnee County

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