Nebraska Extension in Platte County

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78th annual Platte County Fair is July 11-15, 2018

2018 Platte County Fair 4-H/FFA Results (88 page .pdf file)

Youth will be judged on their showmanship presentation and animal knowledge. Open to youth over 10 as of January 1, 2018. Free registration. A video done by the county extension office will be submitted as the entry to be judged. Entries are now being accepted until August 10th at 5:00 p.m. 

For more information, go to https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/showmanship-contest

Parents gain positive educational experiences by being in a classroom with others in a similar transition. Print Statewide Brochure for On-site and On-Line Classes in .pdf format (including on-site registration form).

Reduced Fee Application (fill-in .pdf format)

The Columbus After School Program is a non-profit organization committed to providing a safe and secure environment for youth in the Columbus area to grow intellectually, culturally, physically, socially and emotionally. The goal is to prepare them to live a life of service as citizens of their community and country.



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