Jefferson County 4-H

November 2022

4-H Highlights!

2023 Fair Dates Released

The 2023 Jefferson County Fair Dates are: July 12th-16th, 2023.

Theme: “150th Fair of Family, Food and Fun”

State Fair Exhibit & County Fair Awards Pick-Up

State fair static exhibits and County Fair Awards are available to pick-up at the Extension Office. We need to clear out our meeting room, so please come and pick them up as soon as possible. The following youth have items that need to be picked up:

  • Jane Culp
  • Jesse Voss
  • Emily & Noah Wood
  • Wyatt & Logan Deike

Jefferson County Nebraska 4-H Youth Development YouTube Channel

We have a YouTube channel for all of our Jefferson County 4-H videos from events and projects that you can check out anytime! Our channel is named Jefferson County Nebraska 4-H Youth Development and can be found at this link: Make sure to check it out and subscribe to our channel!

Upcoming Workshops, Contests & Events

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Pumpkin Diamond Art Journal - Brown Bag Learning Project Kit


We are offering youth a chance to make their own diamond art journal with a colorful fall theme. Youth will learn the techniques of diamond art, which can then be used to make anything else they would like. Brown bag kit will come with all supplies to make the journal and instructions to complete the project.

2023 Special Garden Project

If you haven’t checked out the Special Garden Project, now is the time! The 2023 plant will be the Mrs. Burns’ Lemon Basil–a versatile plant that can add a lemony flavor to any recipe or a fresh scent to floral arrangements. Learn more about the Special Garden Project and how to get started at Order your seeds from the Extension Office by January 9th.
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4-H Council Member Candidates

We will be electing new members to the 4-H Council and are looking for interested adults and youth. The council is composed of 6 adults and 6 youth members. Adult members serve a 3-year term, while youth members serve a 1-year term and can serve 3 terms. We would like to invite anyone who’s interested in serving on 4-H Council to contact the office. Youth members need to be at least 13 years old by January 1, 2023.

Please contact us by Friday, December 30th at 5 pm to be considered

4-H Online Enrollment is Open Now

It’s time to get enrolled in 4-H for the 2023 4-H year! Nebraska 4-H has transitioned to 4honline 2.0. To enroll, visit: For returning families, please do not create a new account; rather use your log-in credentials for 4honline used in previous years. Instructions can be found here: Enrollment instructions for new families can be found here:

Year End Treasurer's Report

Organizational leaders and club treasurers, please remember that the 2022 Club Treasurer’s Report is due January 1st. The form is required to be completed even if you have a zero balance all year. If you have any questions please contact the Extension Office 402-729-3487.

Animal Information

Youth Quality Assurance Training

We plan to have a training on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 11 am to Noon at the 4-H Building at the fairgrounds in Fairbury. Youth must pre-register at in order to attend so we can ensure adequate spacing for all participants.

Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge

    • Interested in learning more about the Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge? Join us for an informational webinar on Wednesday, November 9, at 8:00 p.m. CT. To join the live webinar, visit The recording will be made available for those unable to join live.

Special Opportunties

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Virtual Field Trips

Join Nebraska 4-H as we go on-site to learn more about science, agriculture, technology, and more! Virtual Field Trips offer facility tours, educational experiences, and additional resources for teachers. Virtual Field Trips are perfect for youth in 7th-12th grades. Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.

There are also numerous field trips that have been archived to view at your convenience. Check them out. See the link below to view of all the tours available.

Workshop Ideas

We are looking for ideas for workshops in 2022 - 2023. We would like to hear ideas of what you would be willing to attend. We would also like to hear from you regarding what times would work best for most people, after school, 1⁄2 days when school is out, etc. Please contact the Extension Office 402-729-3487 and let us know what YOU are interested in.


Just as a reminder, check out our Facebook page! The page name is "Jefferson County Extension & 4-H Youth Development". Along with our newsletter, we will be using this page to update our members about upcoming events, activities, and deadlines. We also hope to use this page to provide information about community outreach opportunities, scholarships, and research that is important to our followers. The staff will do our best to keep this updated and inform you all of what is going on at the office, Jefferson County, and in Nebraska.

Calendar of Events


11 - Veterans Day, Office Closed

23 - Holiday Brown Bag orders due

24 - Thanksgiving, Office Closed

25 - Day after Thanksgiving, Office Closed


23 - Christmas Eve Observed, Office Closed

26 - Christmas Day Observed, Office Closed

28 - Youth Quality Assurance Training, Fairgrounds, Fairbury

29 - Youth Quality Assurance Trainings, Extension Office, Wilber

Nebraska Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United Sates Department of Agriculture.

Nebraska Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.