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The traditional 4-H Program in Pierce County is open to all youth 8-18 years of age and our Clover Bud is for youth 4-H ages 5-7. Ages for the 2024 year are based on the 4-Her's age as of December 31, 2023. The main focus of the 4-H Program is learning by doing. A variety of projects for all interests are offered through 4-H. The 4-H year begins in October and runs through September.

Enroll in Pierce County 4-H at https://v2.4honline.com by June 15th!

The 4-H Council voted to have 4-Hers and Clover Kids/Clover Buds pay dues on 4-H Online. Dues will be $5 per 4-H'er/Clover Bud. Please see the linked instructions for details.

The next ServSafe Managers class is scheduled for:

January 23, 2024 in Norfolk.  It will be held at the Madison County Extension Office at 1305 S. 13th Street, Norfolk, NE  68701

April 22, 2024 in Norfolk.  It will be held at the Madison County Extension Office at 1305 S. 13th Street, Norfolk, NE  68701

April 23, 2024 in Columbus.  It will be held at the Platte County Extension Office 2715 13th St, Columbus, NE  68601

June 17, 2024 in Norfolk.  It will be held at the Madison County Extension Office 1305 S. 13th Street, Norfolk, NE  68701

The 2024 Private Pesticide Applicators Training Date in Pierce County is March 14, at 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  They will be held in the Pierce County Court House in Extension Office Meeting Room.  More dates and locations for training.  Here

If you have any questions please call Pierce County Extension at 402-329-4821.

Norfolk Beef Expo Scholarship Application
Due October 13, 2023 - pdf | 2 pages Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship - pdf, or  word 6 pages

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardner?  Information on classes and training are available in this brochure.  Please contact the Madison County Extension office or the Pierce County Extension office for questions.

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