4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach.

Active in all 93 counties and at 4h.unl.edu

Scotts Bluff 4-H

4-H & FFA Sheep/Swine/Goat weigh-in/tagging will take place at the fairgrounds in Mitchell on May 20 and May 23 from 6:00-7:30p.m. Swine Swine will NOT be unloaded. Staff and volunteers will enter trailers to tag and disinfect equipment between trailers. Swine will be tagged on the south side of the Event Center. Families are welcome to tag their animals at home and then bring them to the tag-in for verification. Tags are $1 each for county only or $3 for EID tags. Sheep and Goats

The Scotts Bluff County Communications (Speech & Presentation) Contest is being held May 13, 2024 at 5:30p.m. If participating, contact the office so we can make preparations 308-632-1480.

For assistance in constructing your presentation check out the resources at https://4h.unl.edu/premier-communication-event-contests.

Prepared Speech

The annual Nebraska Tractor and Equipment safety certification course with hands-on safety will be held in June at Gordon and Gering. The course is hosted by Nebraska Extension and Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health.

Federal law prohibits children under 16 from using certain equipment on a farm unless their parents or legal guardians own the farm. The certification course allows 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and certain mechanized equipment. 

By Chabella Guzman, PREEC Communications Specialist

Nebraska’s only Sewing Lab opened to the public on Jan. 22 at the UNL Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center, PREEC, in Scottsbluff. The lab is the 4-H Lego Club Panhandle Cookie Bytes, Innovation Project, which is a part of the Nebraska FIRST LEGO® League Competition.

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center will again offer the “Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center Student Scholarship.” Two scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded. The application period will be open from March 1 to April 15, 2024. 

The Scotts Bluff County Council of Homemaker Club is offering two $500.00 scholarships to any Scotts Bluff County resident enrolled in agricultural, human resources, nursing, business and family sciences curriculum.