Nebraska Extension in Dundy, Hayes & Hitchcock Counties

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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: 2018 SW3 Counties 4-H Project Guide (pdf)
2018 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, 2017.  Please visit 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.

          In the summer, foods can quickly reach the “Temperature Danger Zone” (the temperature between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F where bacteria multiply rapidly), so it is more important than ever to handle food properly when purchasing, reports Extension Educator Carol Schwarz.

          When shopping for raw and cooked foods in the summertime, be sure the store is displaying food at the proper temperature. Never select packages that are torn, leaking or have a lot of frost on them.

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Jhala honored with outstanding associate editor award
Jul 10 – Amit Jhala, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and extension weed management specialist, was awarded an Outstanding Associate Editor Award by the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. Read more
Survey results indicate rising cost of custom machinery operations
Jul 3 – Results from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2018 Custom Rates Survey indicate rising costs for machine hire operations and related services since the survey was last conducted two years ago. Read more