• Big Red Beef Show— March 5-6, Nebraska State Fairgrounds, Grand Island
  • Prime Time Preview— April 8-9, Kimmel Ag Expo Center, Syracuse
  • Saunders County Beef Progress Show— April 16, Saunders County Fairgrounds, Wahoo
  • 22nd Annual Seward Calf Classic— April 30, Seward County Fairgrounds, Seward
  • Loup River Beef Preview— May 23, Howard County Fairgrounds, St. Paul
  • Cattle Battle - May 21, Platte County Ag Park, Columbus
  • Sherman County Showdown - June 11, Sherman County Fairgrounds, Loup City
  • Randolph Community Fair Livestock Show - July 9, City Park, Hartington
  • Norfolk Beef Expo - Sept. 10 & 11, Northeast Community College Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex, Norfolk
  • Northeast Community College Livestock Classic Steer and Heifer Show

Companion Animals


  • The 4-H Dog Achievement Program consists of levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. This program is similar to the Diamond Clover Program. Check for more information and if interested you are encouraged to begin setting your goals
  • Spring Fling 4-H Dog Show— June 5, Scotts Bluff Fairgrounds, Mitchell
  • Platte Valley 4 Paws Dog Show— June 26, D&N Event Center, North Platte


Livestock Judging

  • Great Plains Livestock Judging Circuit is open to current 4-H and FFA members ages 10-18. Visit to learn more.
    • Nuchols-Thayer Livestock Judging Contest— May 23, Nuckolls County Fairgrounds, Nelson
    • South Central Livestock Judging Clinic & Contest— June 2, Webster County Fairgrounds, Bladen
  • UNL Livestock Judging Camp— June 8-10, Animal Science Complex-East Campus, Lincoln
  • Nebraska Livestock Judging Classic - June , Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney

Small Animals


  • Animal Science Discovery Days (Formerly Youth Animal Science Field Day) 
    • May 26— NCTA, Curtis (Reg. due May 23)