Nebraska Extension in Dundy, Hayes & Hitchcock Counties

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Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands! Handwashing and keeping your hands clean are one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick and spreading germs. Germs that cause diarrhea and respiratory infections can get onto our hands after using the toilet, changing a diaper, handling raw meats, and touching other contaminated objects. When these germs get on your hands and not washed off they get into your body and can be passed to another person.

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Studies have shown that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu.

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Are you wanting to select a 4-H project, but don't know where to start?  Check out the following project guides: 2019 SW3 Counties 4-H Project Guide (pdf)
2019 Nebraska Extension Pick Your Project - The Pick Your Project is an online project selection guide for finding both county-only and state fair eligible 4-H fair projects and their resources. Users can search by keywords or browse by project area, curriculum area, and experience level. Project resources and learning objectives are included with each project.
We are excited to have you join the 4-H family in the Southwest 3 Counties!  

The new 4-H year began October 1, 2018.  Please visit ne.4honline.com to enroll in 4-H.  All 4-H members may enroll anytime during the year; however in order to participate at the Dundy, Hayes or Hitchcock County Fairs, enrollment must be completed by April 1st.  Listed below are step-by-step guides to walk you through the process.



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I-29 Moo University to offer California dairy tours and World Ag Expo trip
Oct 15 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip” in the Fresno and Tulare, California areas on February 9-13, 2020. Read more
Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more