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Jr. Camp is scheduled for June 5 - 7, 2024 at Whispering Cedars near Genoa. Jr. Camp is for 4-H’ers age 8 – 11 and the cost is $110.00 per camper, if paid by 5:00 pm on May 1, 2024. Between May 2 - 8, 2024 cost increases to $135.00 per camper. 

84th annual Platte County Fair 

Platte County Fair 2024 Entertainment Schedule - July 4 - 7, 2024 - Information coming soon

Platte County Fair Kids Day Schedule - Saturday, July 13, 2024 - Information coming soon

2024 Platte County Fair Parking Map  - Shows parking and no parking for static exhibit drop off.  - Coming soon

Open Class Premium Book - Updated  3/12/24

2024 Platte County Livestock Sale Catalog - will be posted Saturday, July 13 evening

On-line enrollment is now open to enroll your 4-H'er for 2024! You can access 4HOnline 2.0 by visiting the following link: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in. 4-H Leaders and Council members are required to enroll on-line too!  Google Chrome and Firefox are the recommended web browsers to use when enrolling online. Enrollment fee is $5.00 per 4-H'er and no charge for Leaders or Council members. Card payment is required at end of enrollment process.

NEW FOR 2024: A simplified project list within 4HOnline for 4-H members to choose from. 

For 2024 the "Growing Clovers", a 4-H club for Clover Kids, is open to all youth who turn 6, 7 or 8 during the calendar year and enrolled in 4-H. Clover Kids in Platte County have their own opportunity to have their projects interview judged at the Platte County Fair. The Platte County Clover Kid Curriculum Guide (updated October 2023) reviews the projects and resources available. 

Growing Clovers - Spanish (two page .pdf file)

Growing Clovers - French (two page .pdf file)

Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an educational program for families in the process of divorce, or who are interested in custody modification or paternity proceedings. The class will help parents understand the impact on their children and provide concrete steps parents can take to help their children succeed through the process.

Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is available throughout Nebraska to help meet the needs of divorcing families and children and meet the requirements of the New Parent Act as amended by LB 554 in 2007.

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Nav Ghimire is appointed as Associate Dean of Nebraska Extension

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