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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 is a non-competitive 4-H program for children ages 5 to 7 years old (by January 1 of the current year). Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build lots of different life skills.  Clover Kids Handbook

New to 4-H and not sure where to start?!? Take a few minutes to read through our Clover Kids Handbook to help answer your questions.

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.

2019 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 March 2019.

General Rules

Where to start?! General Rules General Livestock Rules and Regulations Showmanship Herdsmanship General Static Rules and Regulations

Animal Science

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.

 

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Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more
Husker Harvest Days: University exhibits to highlight strategies for staying strong
Sep 4 – Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help farm and ranch families develop strategies for staying strong when facing economic or weather-related challenges. Read more