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4-H Project Highlight – Entrepreneurship

This is an exciting time in the 4-H year, as we are right in the middle of enrollment season! It is a time when new and returning families sign up for 4-H, select their projects, and set their goals for the year. As mentioned previously, there are over 150 projects in which kids can enroll in 4-H. For the next several weeks leading up to our 4-H enrollment deadline (May 1), I will highlight a different 4-H project area and the many exhibit options available.

Perspective. I spoke a little of this last week. This week, in the midst of much occurring, it was all about perspective for me. It’s hard to find words for the devastation occurring in Nebraska. Perhaps like me, you found yourself feeling a tad overwhelmed or helpless by the images of damage…cattle being dug out of snow or stranded on islands and whole communities engulfed by water… I think what made this extra hard for me is that so many of our people are hurting and affected. Tornadoes and hail damage are somewhat more isolated for allowing people to more easily respond. This has been harder to help with road and bridge infrastructure damaged in so much of the State.



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