The 4-H program is full of opportunities, but sometimes it may seem a little overwhelming. Keep in mind that your family’s 4-H experience should be tailored to fit your goals, schedule, and interests. Take some time and browse through the information below and contact the office with any questions.



Annual Calendar

Re-Enrolling in 4-H

The 4-H program runs October to September. Our online enrollment portal will open each October.

  • The re-enrollment deadline for existing 4-H youth is April 15. Refer to the re-enrollment instruction sheet for existing 4-H youth.
  • The re-enrollment for volunteers is April 15.

Youth who miss the enrollment deadline may be allowed to exhibit/show for participation ribbons only, they may not be awarded any prize money and may not be eligible for awards or be selected for state fair. Late enrollments must be approved by the 4-H Foundation.

Families will need to log on to to enroll or re-enroll.

County Fair Update

 Bonus Buck Order Forms

Youth may earn bonus bucks when selling fruit during the 4-H Foundation Fundraiser (for each $50 worth of fruit sold a youth/family will received $5 in Bonus Bucks). Bonus Bucks can only be used from April 1 to March 31. Bonus Bucks may be used to pay for (1) 4-H events (i.e. workshops, camps, state fair, CWF, etc), (2) 4-H swag through 4-H Mall (, & (3)  livestock equipment and show apparel through Valley Vet (

 Project Resources

 Project resources (manuals & curriculum) are provided at no cost to 4-H members by the Pawnee County 4-H Foundation. Stop by the Extension Office to pick up a project manual.

Livestock Projects

Youth exhibiting livestock (beef, goats, sheep, swine, rabbit, and poultry) MUST complete the quality assurance training annually. Youth exhibiting horse(s) MUST complete the Level 1 Horse Level test once during their 4-H career.

Below are some additional resources to help prepare for the showmanship class.

Static Projects

 Awards & Recognition Programs

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 County Awards Application

Be recognized for your achievements! Each youth can submit an awards application to recieve project pins, awards, and 4-H scholarships.

Applications will be judged on completeness, experiences/learning described, neatness, and creativity. Pins, awards, and 4-H scholarships will be handed out at Achievement Night in November.

2020 Pawnee County Awards Application (PDF)

  • Nebraska 4-H Annual Achievement Application - Junior (PDF) & Senior (PDF)
  • Project Record Sheet for Static Projects - NE4H9010 (PDF)
  • Nebraska 4-H Animal Project Record - NE4H9020 (Word) (PDF)
  • Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Project Record - NE4H9030 (PDF)
  • Nebraska 4-H Junior Leader Project Record - NE4H9040 (PDF)
  • Story Example (PDF)

Nebraska 4-H Annual Achievement Application

Youth ages 15-18 who complete the Nebraska 4-H Annual Achievement Application, have the option to have their application sent forward for consideration for a scholarship to attend National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, and/or a college scholarship through the Nebraska 4-H Foundation.

For more information on these opportunites please visit:

Diamond Clover

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as a competent, caring, and contributing citizen. The program's overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience. The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed for all ages of 4-H members.

The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H. Form more infomation about the program please visit

Level 1 - Amethyst (suggested ages 8-9)
Level 2 - Aquamarine (suggested ages 10-11)
Level 3 - Ruby (suggested ages 12-13)
Level 4 - Sapphire (suggested ages 14-15)
Level 5 - Emerald (suggested ages 15-17)
Level 6 - Diamond/Part 1 (suggested ages 16 & up)
Level 6 - Diamond/Part 2 (suggested ages 16 & up)

Senior Scholarships

High school seniors don't forget to take the time to apply for these scholarships.