4-H Online Enrollment
As we embark on a new 4-H programming year, we are excited to introduce you to a new on-line enrollment system. Effective, October 1 all 4-H families will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline at ne.4honline.com . You will need to create a new family account and profiles for each 4-H member at ne.4honline.com to participate in the 2015 program year.
4HOnline is a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll in 4-H on your personal computer, mobile device or at local enrollment events hosted in your county. You'll be able to complete all of the information necessary to join.
4-H Public Speaking & PSA Contests
Participation in 4-H is what you make of it. 4-H has the potential to go far beyond youth leadership and development. Through 4-H, you participate in the process of learning. Whether or not the project or product is successful or wins an award, the skills you have learned will prepare you for living as an adult in the real world.
Public Speaking - Many former 4-H'ers rate their experiences in the public speaking and presentation contests as the most valuable experiences of their 4-H career. Your experiences in these contests will help you develop the communication skills that you will use throughout your life. This year's South Panhandle 4-H Public Speaking Contest is on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Kimball Fairgrounds. District Speech Contest will be April 25 at ESU 14, Sidney from 9 to noon.
Public Service Announcements - In addition to the public speaking portion of the contest, there is also a category for public service announcements. These are 60-second radio spots which are recorded and judged prior to the contest. This year's theme is "4-H Grows…"
The Livestock QA Team is proud to introduce the online version available to Nebraska 4-H'ers to complete their Livestock Quality Assurance Requirement. Livestock Quality Assurance is a self-directed course designed for youth ages 8-18. Participants will learn about good production practices and producing quality food products from taking this course.
The course has been divided into three levels, Junior (4-H Youth Ages 8-10), Intermediate (4-H Youth Ages 11-14), and Senior (4-H Youth Ages 15-18). Each year youth will be required to complete three modules within their age level. Youth are eligible to work ahead so that they will be done with Quality Assurance requirements until they reach the next age level.
Please watch the Quality Assurance YouTube Video that shows step by step how to register for QA training, complete the modules and then print/submit certificates.
The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska 4-H youth; it is a composite of all 4-H and non 4-H projects/activities throughout the individual's 4-H career. The 4-H Career Portfolio is required for Nebraska 4-H youth to be eligible for many county and state awards.
The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring and contributing citizens. The program's overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience.
The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is designed for all ages of 4-H members. 4-H members may begin participation in the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program at any time of the year.
To begin the Diamond Clover Program, a 4-H member must complete the Plan portion of the Plan & Report form. This is saved and attached to the Report Portion of the form that is filled out and turned into the local county extension office at the end of the year
This project reference guide lists project resources available for Nebraska 4-H members, families, and volunteers. It includes materials developed by the Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, National 4-H, and other universities, as well as online resources.
Most items listed are available as printed manuals, but some are available electronically (CD, DVD, or online). All online resource links can be found on the corresponding Project Resource Central on the Nebraska 4-H website: go.unl.edu/projectresources.
The 2015 Summer Season is approaching fast! We are thrilled to invite all youth to enjoy summer camp with the Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers at any of our sites – Gretna, Halsey, and Destination camps.
State Fairbook Check out information for 4-H at the Nebraska State Fair, including the 2015 Fairbook. A description of the Premier 4-H Science Award can be found under General Rules