Welcome to the new and improved newsletter. We are available for questions if you need help.


Office Hours:



Tammy Kutsch Office Manager/4-H Assistant

Michael Eskelson Extension Educator

511 North Spruce Street Room 203, Ogallala, NE, USA




Check Out Summer Workshops offered by UNL Extension.



May 30th Memorial Day

June 20th Juneteenth Holiday

July 4th Independence Day (Mike's Birthday)

September 5th Labor Day

November 11th Veterans Day

November 23rd closing at noon - November 25th Thanksgiving

December 23-26th Christmas Eve and Christmas

January 2nd New Years Day


Keith County 6pm June 13th Keith County Courthouse

Arthur County 6pm May 25 Vet Hall

Important Dates!

June 6-10 District 4-H Horse Shows

June 15th Last day to sign up for 4-H/projects and to submit animal id papers

June 18th Keith County Beef Progress Show

June 22nd-23rd Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)

June 24th State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

July 9th-13 State 4-H Horse Show Fonner Park

Aug. 1-7 Keith County Fair

Aug. 8-14 Arthur County Fair

Aug. 26th - Sept 5th Nebraska State Fair

Sept. 30th Keith Co. Career Portfolios Due

Nov. 6th Achievement Keith Co. 2:00pm

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Please go to the website listed below for clickable links and information on how to register.


Online Enrollment Process

4-H Members and Leaders will enroll in clubs and projects through 4H Online at: v2.4honline.com Each member or volunteer must re-enroll in 4-H each year. Links are below.

Returning 4-H Members DO NOT set up a profile. You already have an account. Your login is your email address. If you have forgotten or do not know your password, please select "I forgot my password". A temporary password will be sent via email.

You are required to re-enroll for the 2021-2022 4-H year. Profile information may have changed so it is important that everyone (youth and volunteers) update their profile before submitting. Please be sure to double check your address, phone number, and email address and update if needed.

Remember that there should only be one 4hOnline profile per family.

If you are having problems logging on please contact the county office. (308)-284-6051

· Enrollment Deadline - June 1

· Add Projects through June 1

· All Animal ID Sheets are due June 15 except Horse which is due May 6th.


New Enrollment Family

Add New Member to Family

Reenroll Member

Volunteer Enrollment

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Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

YQCA has moved! Nebraska 4-H requires all members enrolled in a livestock project to complete annual quality assurance certification through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals program. The program has recently moved to a new online system available at YQCAProgram.org. Learn more about YQCA requirements and find help documents at 4h.unl.edu/yqca.

In person dates:

May 18th 5:30 at the Keith County Fairgrounds

May 31st 1:00 at the Arthur Court House

June 7th 1:00 Paxton Community Hall

June 13th 4:15 PM Keith County Fairgounds

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The Premier Animal Science Event, also known as PASE, features a variety of state-level animal science contests, including Livestock Judging, Meats Judging, Poultry Judging, Livestock Skillathon, and Livestock Quiz Bowl. This year’s event will be held June 22-23 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus. Learn more at 4h.unl.edu/pase


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Did you miss any of the Week of the Volunteer Lunch & Learn sessions? Not to worry! Recordings of the session are now available at 4h.unl.edu/volunteer-lunch-learn


4-H State Dog Show Rulebook

Rulebook can be found at: https://4hfairbook.unl.edu/fairbookview.php/animals/4 along with updated score sheets!!

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: Calling all 4-H Clubs! Submit your 4-H community service project for a chance to see it showcase statewide: 4h.unl.edu/csps


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Time is running out! Big Red Camp registration closes on Friday, May 20. Register now at BigRedCamps.unl.edu


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There are several more Great Plains Livestock Judging Circuit contests coming up in the next of couple weeks! Find the full schedule at 4h.unl.edu/livestock-judging-circuit


Tractor Safety Days!

Tractor Safety

Mark Your Calendar!

New!! Hands-On Safety Day: Tractor and Equipment Safety for Young and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Young and beginning farmers, ages 13 and older are invited for a day of hands-on equipment demonstrations and tractor driving (14 years of age and over to drive).

May 24, 2022 – West Central Research and Education Center in North Platte

May 26, 2022 – Raising Nebraska in Grand Island

Annual Tractor and Equipment Safety Certification Training Course for students 14 years of age and older

Successful completion of a one-day in-person training (driving exam) paired with an online learning module will result in certification for 14 and 15 year old youth to be employed on farms and ranches.

May 25, 2022– North Platte

June 6, 2022 – O’Neill

June 7, 2022 – Gering

June 8, 2022 – Broken Bow

June 9, 2022 – Hastings

June 10, 2022 – Weeping Water

* Please register at least 1 week prior to event.

Register here


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Special Garden Project

The Special Garden Project gives 4-H members the opportunity to try growing a new and unusual vegetable or flower each year. The project allows experienced 4-H gardeners to grow something fun and exciting while letting those who are newer to gardening get their feet wet in the horticulture project area with a guided project experience.

Keith County Extension Office has limited number of Free Seeds available


Garden Demo Days

Come Join us for Special field and Demo days with Master Gardener Coordinator and UNL Extension Educator David Lott

May 26 Proper planting, newspaper roll planting, and starting your garden. Starts 6 PM at the Community Garden located on North Spruce.

Planting Tomatoes, Peppers, Zucchini, Cucumbers.

Upcoming Days in 2022

June 30 Scouting for insects and Diseases

Oct 13 Putting the garden to bed.