Celebrating National 4-H Week

The week of Oct. 3-9 is National 4-H Week.  4-H is the youth development program that is part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Land Grant Institution. Across the nation each Land Grant institution has a 4-H and Youth Development program.  

This program focuses on youth ages 5-18 by Dec. 31 of the current year. If a child is five years of age by Dec. 31, 2021, they are eligible for the 4-H program in Nebraska, we call this program the Clover Kid Program.  If a youth is between the ages of 8 and 18 as of Dec. 31, 2021, they can be part of what the club program and many special interest programs as well. 

In Nebraska one in three age-eligible youth take part in 4-H, America’s largest youth development organization. Through 4-H, youth gain experiences that help them become skilled employees, creative thinkers, and good citizens. Nebraska Extension not only brings 4-H to Nebraska; but also a vast array of University resources and research—partnering with schools, after-school programs, and youth organizations to provide curriculum and educational content. Young Nebraskans are inspired to discover their true passions, talents, and career opportunities.

 The 4-H year starts each October and ends the following Sept. 30.  Currently our 4-H Online Enrollment portal is being serviced and it will again open in November. 

If you know of a youth who may be interested in being a part of the Nebraska 4-H program, please have them contact their local Nebraska Extension Office.  Each county will explain opportunities that are available throughout the year. This could involve special interest events such as Career Chat Live for middle school and junior high students allowing them to explore business and industry professionals in partnership with EducationQuest Foundation or a Next Chapter event that is for ninth through twelfth grade students learning about skills that they can utilize in high school and beyond.  

 More information can be found at http://4h.unl.edu

 October Calendar

Oct. 1-31: 4-H Online website shut down.

Oct. 2-3: 4-H Foundation Trail Ride – Halsey.

Oct. 3-9: National 4-H Week.

Oct. 4-8: Pick-up for Decorative Yarn Pumpkin Kits.

Oct. 7: Decorative Yarn Pumpkin in person workshop (4-5:30 p.m.).

Oct. 9: 4-H State Horse Rodeo – Lincoln.

Oct. 11: Columbus Day Observed – Extension Office closed.

Oct. 15: Make it with Wool Contest Entries due.

Oct. 24: 4-H Achievement Program (5 p.m.).

Oct. 25: Clover Kid Meeting Registration due.

Oct. 30: Clover Kid and Teen Supreme meetings.

Subscriber Login

Login Help

Thank you for visiting our new website. For your initial login to the site, please use the following information:

Username: Your current username (or screen name from the previous site)
Password: Please also use your username as the password

You can change your password after successfully logging into the site. Thank you.

Trending Video

Lifestyle


  • Oct 13, 2011 - Frye installed as 12th WSC President
    October 13, 2021
    From the Oct. 13, 2011 edition of The Wayne HeraldFrye Installed as 12th WSC PresidentAfter two years, the 'interim' is no longer in front of Curt Frye's title.On Thursday Frye was...
  • October 12, 2021
    Sodium, one of the two ions that make up salt (sodium chloride), is an essential ingredient for life. It helps keep the body’s fluids in balance and is necessary for proper functioning of...

  • 10-5-1961 - Billy Brown, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Brown, got an early start, which was necessary since the snow was gone by late morning.
    October 5, 2021
    From the October 5, 1961 edition of The Wayne Herald: First snow of the year Saturday brought out sleds and called for rolling snowballs by Wayne small fry. Billy Brown, son of Dr. and Mrs...

The Wayne Herald

Mailing Address:
114 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-375-2600

Comment Here