Thurston County 4-H


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.

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Thurston County 4-H

As things develop be sure to watch for more frequent newsletters on updates. This includes Fair plans and Summer Options.

We’re continuing to try to give you the latest information in a timely manner. If you have questions, always ask!

Take care and stay safe! 

The Thurston County Extension Office will be accepting applications for a full time, temporary, summer 4-H position from approximately mid-May to mid-August, state and end dates are negotiable.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have experience working with school age youth, and feel comfortable leading workshops and camps.  Background knowledge of the Nebraska 4-H program is helpful but not required.  Send cover letter, resume, and references to the Thurston County Extension Office 415 Main St., PO Box 665, Pender, NE 68047 or

Jennifer Hansen, Extension Educator, 4-H & Positive Youth Development

Jennifer Hansen, Extension Educator, 4-H & Positive Youth Development

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

The Thurston County 4-H Achievement Night was held October 18th, 2019. The great work of all the youth, volunteers, friend of 4-H, and Hall of Fame were recognized. We thank you all for the support and hard work you do for the Thurston 4-H program. Congrats!!

Clover Kids




This year in the after-school program the kids are learning about Financial Literacy and how saving money is very important.