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Discovery Days 4 Kids are summer workshops open to all youth regardless of 4-H membership. To enroll in a workshop, complete registration form and return to Extension Office with payment. Workshops will be filled on a first come basis with paid registration fee and may be cancelled in case of low registrations. No refunds after registration deadline or if participants do not attend workshops. Registration deadline is Friday, May 27th. 

Hiring two County paid 4-H Extension Assistants - Platte County, closing date: May 20, 2022. Seeking a highly motivated individuals to work as a full time 4-H Extension Assistants to coordinate and teach 4-H programs in schools and to work with the 4-H club program in Platte County. 

Two Assistants Position Ad

Extension Assistant - 4-H Youth Coordinator Position Description

Extension Assistant - 4-H Animal Science Position Description

The State 4-H program has updated the 4HOnline system to a new version called 4HOnline 2.0. You can access 4HOnline 2.0 by visiting the following link: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in  On-line enrollment is now open to enroll your 4-H'er for 2022! 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. Payment is required at end of enrollment process.

The following links will provide printable .pdf files for instructions on how to enroll in various capacities. 

For 2022 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 December 2021) reviews the projects and resources available. 

The new Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is open to register for trainings! If you have any questions, please reach out to Aliesha Meusch at 402-563-4901 or aliesha.meusch@unl.edu. 

To create an account and register for a training: https://yqcaprogram.org/

Two-page Step-by-Step Instructions (2 page, .pdf file)

Registering for an In-Person Training Document (7 page, .pdf file)

Registering for an Online Training Document (8 page, .pdf file)

82nd annual Platte County Fair is July 5-10, 2022

Good Luck at the Platte County Fair!

2022 Platte County Fair Parking Map

2022 Platte County Livestock Sale Catalog

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