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Enroll in Pierce County 4-H at https://www.4honline.com/ by April 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.

Enrollment Instructions can be found at the following.

New Member Instructions

Returning Member Instructions

We will be holding a ServSafe Managers Course on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 at the Madison County Extension Office; located at 1305 S 13th St Norfolk, Ne.   Please contact Pierce County Extension Office for questions about other options.

Looking for new projects to bring to the fair? Well, look no further! We are starting a series called “4-H Friday”. Every other Friday, we will post a project from the Pierce County 4-H Premium Guide with information on the project, ideas for the project, and information needed to make the project fair ready! The first “4-H Friday” will be November 6th. You can find the highlights here or on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/UNLPierceCounty/.

November 6th, 2020

Congratulations to all of our members, leaders, and award winners!

2020 4-H Achievement Ceremony Program

4-H members in Northeast Nebraska do not need to put their goals on hold this summer because of social distancing.

Nebraska Extension 4-H staff from around Northeast Nebraska will be presenting a smorgasbord of fun-filled virtual presentations to help 4-Hers build their skills and jump start their projects for county fair. Extension educators, 4-H assistants and 4-H staff created a list of virtual workshops allowing youth to continue to be involved in 4-H without face-to-face contact.

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Partnership creates biodefense lab focused on food security

May 14, 2021
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska will begin a five-year partnership to help safeguard the U.S. food supply.

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Applying manure management concepts on-farm

May 12, 2021
Nebraska Extension’s Land Application Recertification sessions, called Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm, are scheduled to be in-person at many locations across the state in June, with the first taking place in May in Lexington.

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Rural Prosperity Nebraska receives boost from CARES Act

May 12, 2021
—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Rural Prosperity Nebraska initiative, along with six Nebraska economic development and Chamber of Commerce organizations, has received more than $400,000 in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help businesses and communities respond to coronavirus.

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Tailgate Talks celebrates its first anniversary during Beef Month

May 12, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —May is National Beef Month, and Nebraska Extension is celebrating the first anniversary of Tailgate Talks, a YouTube channel aimed at beef producers.  

 As part of the celebration, there will be a featured video message on the Tailgate Talks channel and a giveaway to its subscribers to commemorate the channel’s success and emphasize the importance of the beef industry in Nebraska, home to the top three beef cow counties in the U.S. — Cherry, Custer and Holt Counties. 

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