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4-H Clover Colleges are now open to ALL Seward County 4-H'ers!  Watch your mail for your brochure.  Click here for a sneak peek!

New block format this summer! 

*May 29-31

*June 12-14

*July 2, 17, 18

Clover Kid Clover Colleges are availible with their own schedule!

Payments are non-refundable, but can be creited to another 2024 Clover College.  Drop off or mail registration forms to 322 S 14th, Seward, NE 68434.  Make checks payable to UNL.  Any questions please call 402-643-2981.

Registration is now open for the 2024 National Volunteer Week Lunch and Learn series. The series is open to all current or prospective volunteers including parents of 4-H youth. Join us for great opportunities to build your capacity as 4-H volunteer!

Check out April's Newsletter!  Don't miss out on the latest and greatest 4-H details!  Stay in the know.

Seward County Subsidy Auction Meeting with the Subsidy Committeee

When:  February 29, 2024 at 7pm and March 5, 2024 at 7pm

Where:  Extension Office

Who:  All livestock families with market animals. 


This meeting is open to all who are interested in the subsidy auction, and we encourage all families involved to attend.  This will be an informational meeting, but there will also be an opportunity to explore questions, concerns, suggestions, ideas, and sign up to volunteer.  If you can't attend, or you would like to personally talk to Allyson, feel free to contact her for further information.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Allyson Krohe


Due to possible winter weather disrupting our scheduled in-person Extension Board meeting for Thursday, January 18th at 5:30 pm, we are creating a Zoom link for a virtual meeting option. If the scheduled Extension Board meeting is moved to a Zoom, you may attend the meeting using the following link. Please watch our Facebook page or website for further announcements about the location of the upcoming Extension Board meeting. 



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