Dodge County 4-H Blast

January 8, 2016

A NOTE FROM Tracy J. Behnken

Dodge County 4-H Staffing Updates

First of all, I am grateful for the support I have received over the past 16 years. I began my current Extension role on February 1, 2000 and the dedication and passion of the Dodge County 4-H members, leaders and volunteers has been incredible. My role as an Extension 4-H Educator in Dodge County has given me many opportunities to learn, be challenged, utilize my creativity, grow both personally and professionally, and most importantly develop lifelong friendships.

Due to a new staffing plan within Nebraska Extension, I will be transferred to the Washington County Extension Office in Blair on February 1, 2016. I will remain as a 0.50 FTE Extension Educator focused in 4-H youth development. My move will allow Washington County educators to focus more of their time and talents in their respective areas of expertise plus develop a stronger presence of 4-H youth development. However, the Dodge-Washington County 4-H service region remains intact, so I will remain providing collaborative efforts with Dodge County.

The current plan is to create a full-time Extension Educator position that focuses on 4-H youth development in Dodge County. Lisa Poppe is currently working with Nebraska Extension administration to secure the position. During this transition, I will be providing support and serving in an advisory role as much as necessary. For the sake of the Dodge County 4-H Program, the Dodge County staff and I are attempting to have this transition as smooth as possible.

The Dodge County 4-H Program has certainly been a big part in my life and I will miss all those who make it possible. Thank you for all that you do for the Dodge County 4-H program!

2016 4-H Online Enrollment

Its that time of year again to start enrolling for the 2016 4-H year. The process is going to be the same as last year and you can find a step by step guide here.

NEW in 2016: 4-H leader enrollment will be completed using the online system.

Dodge County 4-H online enrollment must be completed (includes $10 online payment) by ENROLLMENT DEADLINE. June 15, 2016 We encourage you to enroll early so you do not miss out on important 4-H updates and dates.


Enrollment Deadline June 15, 2016

Special Garden Project

Deadline: Wednesday January 27, 2016 by 4:30
Nebraska Extension Office—Dodge County

The Special Garden Project is a way to offer 4-H members the chance to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens. This year it is focused on the colorful, Jazzy Mix Zinnia.

Learn More Here

Mark Your Calendars

Dodge County 4-H Program Planning Meeting

Thursday, February 25, 2016
7- 9 pm

Nebraska Extension Office - Dodge County

Proposed Agenda Items Form

2016 Dodge County 4-H Program Planning Meeting Due Friday, February 19, 2016

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