Nebraska Extension in Polk County
Polk County 4-HThe Polk County 4-H system has a diverse programming spectrum. From sewing to livestock, there is something for everybody in Polk County 4-H!!
Take the Guess Work Out of Cow/Calf ManagementAn updated online course is designed to benefit cattlemen currently in the beef business or those just getting started.
See a Tree, ID a TreeA new site developed in the School of Natural Resources can you identify any of the 116 different trees in Nebraska. Search by name, characteristic and even hardiness zone.
Grow Nebraska SummitOn November 8th, IANR is hosting a summit to focus on building partnerships to spur growth in Nebraska. This free event will feature fast-paced presentations and interactive sessions that will challenge participants to think globally and acting locally.
4-H Youth Take on Challenge of Wearable TechOn October 4th, Nebraska joins youth from across the county in the challenge of designing wearable fitness trackers as part of the world's largest youth-led science experiment.
Can't find the information mailed to you? It's right here! On this page you will find our informative Newsletters, additional registrations forms and workshop informaiton, Project Guides, important Livestock Information, plus much more!
2017 Polk County Fair July 26th - 30th
2017 4-H Fairbook
Information Pages - Schedule, contacts, trophies, etc
Department A -Citizenship & Heritage
Department B - Communications & Expressive Art (Communications, Presentations, Posters, Talent Contest, Club Projects, Theatre Arts, Scrapbooking, Culinary Challenge, Table Toppers, Photography)
Department C- Family and Consumer Sciences (Human Development, Clothing, Consumer Management, Modeling, Home Environment)
Department D - Conservation & Wildlife (Wildlife, Wildlife Habitat, Taxidermy, Forestry)
Department E - Nutrition, Food & Food Preservation ( Nutrition and Foods, Food Preservation, Safety, Lifetime Sports)
Department G - Plants and Animal Science ( Animal Science, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats, Horses, Llamas, Pets Poultry, Rabbits, Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Agronomy and Crops, Weed Science)
Department H - Science Engineering and Technology (Aerospace/Rocketry, Computers, Electricity, Geospatial, Small Engine, Woodworking, Welding, Robotics, Ropes, Entomology, Veterinary Science)
Department L - Clover Kids
Department O - Open Class
Food safety is a concern for everyone, from farm to fork, table to town. Find out more about upcoming ServSafe Food Safety Trainings and more on the Polk County Food Safety Education Page.
2016 Butler-Polk Crop Newsletter
2016 Fall- Winter Crop Production Update (PDF 15MB) by Michael D. Rethwisch, Extension Educator-Crops.
- 2017 Ag Meeting Calendar (PDF MB)