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84th annual Platte County Fair 

Platte County Fair 2024 Entertainment Schedule 

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

First Tuesday at 9 Webinar Series

Join Eric Hunt, agricultural meteorology and climate resilience extension educator, at 9 a.m. CT/8 a.m. MT on the first Tuesday of each month to hear insights on weather conditions across the state of Nebraska and Midwestern region, and updates on the long-range outlook. First Tuesdays at 9 will include a Q&A session near the end of the webinar for participants.

First Tuesday at 9 webinars are recorded and available to view at https://cropwatch.unl.edu/first-tuesday-9

Now you have quick access to NebGuides/Extension Circulars written for Nebraska. Numerous topics from gardening, lawn and tree care nutrition, animal agriculture, food safety and much more. Read on-line or access free downloads. Scan QR Code or click on link https://extensionpubs.unl.edu/

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.

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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Lead and Succeed webinar series continues leadership development discussion

June 19, 2024

Lincoln, Neb. — Rural Prosperity Nebraska, the community development arm of Nebraska Extension, announces the inaugural session of its “Lead and Succeed Lunchbox Series,” a summer-long webinars series focused on revamping community leadership development in rural communities. The first session will take place on June 27.

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MarketReady webinars help farmers expand market reach

June 14, 2024
Rural Prosperity Nebraska and the Heartland Regional Food Business Center, a multi-state organization focused on strengthening farm and food enterprises, are kicking off a summer-long series of market-ready webinars, beginning June 20.

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2024 Nebraska Soil Health School has successful launch

May 9, 2024
The first installment of a planned 2024 Nebraska Soil Health School series was held on April 24 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab in Sidney, Neb. The event addressed the semi-arid Panhandle climate and potential management practices for soil health and had over 60 attendees.

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Building Bridges in Conservation: Nebraska hosts inaugural natural resources workshop

April 15, 2024
Overlooking the iconic Platte River, over 100 natural resource professionals and students met to build and foster new collaborations at the first Natural Resources Conservation Connecting Points Workshop.

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