The UNL Extension in Douglas/Sarpy 4-H program is open to any youth ages 5-18, and has something for everyone! The 4-H experience goes far deeper than what is seen on the surface, teaching skills that last a lifetime. Youth learn critical thinking skills, problem solving, and respect through projects. Projects also place an emphasis on making healthy lifestyle choices and hands-on activities that assist with career preparation.
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Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter
Nebraska’s “Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter” is written by extension staff for 4-H volunteers during the months of January through July. It is packed with information and resources to educate, inform and motivate 4-H members and families. Complete List
- FIRST YEAR 4-H'ERS ONLY - There is a special club, 4-H 101 that introduces 4-H'ers to different activities while their parents learn all about 4-H too! It meets throughout the year at the central office. Print a flier here.
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln office of Admissions
- Resources for 4-H members entering food preservation projects for the Sarpy County Fair canning help
- Resources for Selecting and Preparing Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit for fair here.
- Resources for Clover Kids here
- Tips to Prepare Animals for the Nebraska State Fair and Aksarben Video found here.
- Caring for Rabbits - including videos here.
2013 FAIR RESULTS
State 4-H Horse Show results here.
2013 Sarpy County Fair Results here.
2013 Sarpy County Fair Pictures here.
2013 State Fair Results here.
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- Lil' Green is the "little brother" to UNL's Lil' Red! He is the 4-H Mascot and you might see him around town and all over 4-H events.
- This program meets throughout the year and is open to any 4-H'er age 8 and older. Adults supervise youth as they learn about safety, discipline and gain hands on experience! Look on our calendar at douglas-sarpy.unl.edu for dates (usually two Saturday mornings a month) at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds. For more infomraiton, contact Monte at 402-444-7804.
This is a part of the 4-H program when the youth talk with the judge about their project. This encourages public speaking, as well as helps the child to articulate what they learned in 4-H. All 4-H'ers are encouraged to take part in this on Entry Day at the County Fair. For more information about interview judging, contact Cathy R. via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H Food Stand
The 4-H food stand is the main fundraiser for Douglas/Sarpy 4-H activities throughout the year (special events, scholarships, supplies, etc).
Youth and parents are encouraged to volunteer to help make this program successful! Watch Extension's weekly e-newsletter for sign up information in the summer. To sign up for the e-news, e-mail Rachel at email@example.com
Unlike other youth programs, 4-H has the unique component of family involvement. The more parents who are involved, the better success the clubs (and kids) have! 4-H helps families carve out opportunities to spend time together. Consider starting a club with your child, a few of their friends and their parents. It isn’t as hard as you might think! Contact Cathy at the 4-H office to get more information (phone - 402-444-7804 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Many 4-H programs have the end goal of fostering a love of science in the leaders of tomorrow. During the school year, staff spend time offering supplemental Science education to students. For information about that program click here. During the summer there are science based classes offered at the Extension office. Watch the Classes/ Contest & Events link on our website for information starting in June.
Club's Corner - what are other clubs up to?
Douglas/Sarpy 4-H Council
8/8/13 - Agenda
6/13/13 - Minutes