Welcome to Knox County 4-H!


4-H Newsletters

4-H Enrollment Information

2014 4-H Pick-A-Project Guide (pdf-26 pages). A Curriculum Resource Guide for 4-H Projects and Activities.
2014 4-H Youth Enrollment Form
2014 4-H Calendar of Events
Clover Kids Brochure (pdf-6 pages)

4-H Public Speaking Contest - Monday, April 28, 2014

Public Speaking Contest Guidelines
A Guide To Making Great 4-H Speeches
How to Prepare a PSA
Public Speaking Scoresheet
PSA Scoresheet

Livestock Quality Assurance Program

The 4-H Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Program teaches youth about the quality of meat and food products that come from livestock. Quality assurance for livestock producers means making a promise to the consumers, or the people who consume the meat, milk and dairy products, and eggs that come from livestock poultry. The promise made is that products from livestock will be the highest possible quality and producers will do everything possible to make these products safe to eat.  A complete listing of all Livestock QA resources, including an Instruction Sheet with FAQs, can be found at

Options available to complete the QA Training are:
■ Online Course:  The Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course has been developed to assist Nebraska 4-H youth with learning about major areas of proper animal care, including:
• daily care and management
• prevention
• handling
• carcass quality
• medication

To enroll in the self-directed online course, Internet access and an email address (each 4-H youth will need their own unique email address to register) is required.

4-H youth ages 8-18, who are enrolled in a livestock project (beef, dairy cattle, dairy goat, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine), are required to complete three modules in the Livestock QA Online Course by June 15 of the current year in order to complete that year's QA requirements. The online course has been divided into three age levels:
• Junior (4-H youth ages 8-10)
• Intermediate (4-H youth ages 11-14)
• Senior (4-H youth ages 15-18)
Upon completion of each module, youth will be able to print a certificate of completion to give to the extension office or just contact the office that they have completed. The Livestock QA Online Program can be found at

■ Testing Out - Intermediate and Senior age youth are eligible to take a test-out test to fulfill QA age level requirements. Practice test-out tests are available through the online course, however, the actual test must be taken at the extension office. A score of 70% is passing with the test-out test option.

■ QA Training by Club Leader - Contact the office for resources to help do the QA Training at your club meeting.

Knox County 4-H Fairbook

 2013 4-H Fairbook

Nebraska State Fair Information

Click here for information regarding the 2014 fairbook, State Fair schedule, State Fair score sheets and additional 4-H State Fair information

Premier 4-H Science Award
Premier 4-H Science Award Description
Premier 4-H Science Short Answer Form
Premier 4-H Science Scoresheet

Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter

 A resource for club leaders and volunteers with ideas for club meetings and projects. Click on the links below.

April 2014 (pdf-6 pages) - Titles include: Parental Involvement in 4-H Club Meetings; What About Woodworking?; 4-H Interview Contest-Preparing Tomorrow's Professionals; Preparing Your 4-H Cat For The Show; Design and Elements for Home Environment Exhibits; Live, Learn, Connect in UNL Learning Communities

March 2014 (pdf-6 pages) - Titles include: 4-H Policy; Virtual 4-H Field Trips; 4-H Presentations/Multimedia Contest-The Show & Tell of 4-H; Fun With 4-H Fairy Gardens; Repurposed, Reclaimed! Upcycled, Upscaled!; UNL Agronomy Opportunities

February 2014 (pdf-6 pages) Titles include: Clover Kid Resources; 4-H...I Pledge My Hands to Larger Service; Seeking 4-H Public Speaking and PSA Contest Participants!; Economics of Animal Science Projects/Record Keeping Essentials; Introducing....New Clothing Projects!; Focus on UNL-The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. 

January 2014 (pdf-6 pages) Titles include: Clover Kid Kaleidoscope; 4-H...Your Career Connection in Nebraska; Diamond Clover Program; All "Ewe" Need to Knox About Showing Sheep!; A Space For Me...and Some Clover Kids!; Focus on UNL - A National Leader.


July 2013 (pdf-8 pages)   Titles include: Empowering 4-H; Community Service with a Food Twist; Keep it Safe At 4-H Club Meetings; Fun with Science at 4-H; Baking It Easy; Developing Leaders for Tomorrow; Youth Corn Challenge; Focus on UNL-Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management

June 2013 (pdf-8 pages)   Titles include: Diamond Clover Program Provides Focus For Your 4-H Year; Making Food For Me; Decorate Your Duds Ideas; Become A Scientist For The Day; Teaching Ag Literacy In Everyday Life; Statewide Citizenship Opportunities; 4-H is Your Career Connection; Focus on UNL-Applied Science.

May 2013 (pdf-8 pages)  Titles include: Using the 4-H Emblem; Food, Culture and Heritage; Child Development & 4-H Outcomes; Environmental Science & Outdoor Skills; Entomology; 4-H Hands for Service; Connecting The Dots For Careers; Focus on UNL-Textile, Merchandising & Fashion Design

April 2013 (pdf-8 pages) Titles include: The Ages & Stages of Clover Kids; Get Moving at Your Club Meetings; Photography Portfolios; Animal Science; Every Day Is Earth Day In Agriculture; Older Youth At Club Meetings; 4-H Judging Contests 101; Focus on UNL-Environmental Restoration

March 2013 (pdf-8 pages) Titles include: Four C's To Successful Club Projects; Make Healthy Foods Fun For Kids; Clover Kid Fun Is Just A Click Away; Kitchen Science; Five Steps To Organizing A Science Project; Food Security and Hunger Relief; Making The Connection: 4-H Contests & Careers; Focus on UNL

February 2013 (pdf-8 pages) Titles include: 4-H and Volunteers; Prevent Food Allergy Reactions; Fads and Fashion; The Power of Wind; Let's Get Popping!; Focus on Photography Portfolios; Big Red Summer Academic Camps; Focus on UNL

January 2013 (pdf-8 pages) Titles include: Selecting 4-H Projects; Healthy Living Officer; "A Space For Me!" Clover Kids Project; Bringing Science Into Club Meetings; Farm to Table; Parliamentary Procedure at Club Meetings; Entrepreneurship; Focus on UNL

Click here for Past Issues of the 4-H Spotlight

Resources for Clubs and Club Officers

Officer's Guide
Secretary's Record
Reporter's Handbook
Treasurer's Handbook
Year-End 4-H Club Treasurer's Report
4-H Club Management Information
Using the 4-H Name and Emblem

Animal Resources and Ownership Affidavit Forms

Animal Care Resources
Animal Ownership Affidavit Forms
Breeding Beef
Breeding Doe
Breeding Sheep
Bucket Calf
Dairy Goat
Feeder Calf
Market Beef
Market Goat
Market Lamb
Market Swine
Back Page for All Animal Affidavit Forms

 Knox County 4-H Shooting Sports Shooting Sports

Archery Practice/Certification Dates: Practices will be held every Monday night in June and July at the Bloomfield Airport.
All shooters must attend at least two (2) certification practices with a Knox County 4-H certified leader during the current competition year.
Official Contest - Sunday, August 3
For more information, contact Kevin Millikan at 402-640-3322

.22 & Shotgun Practice/Certification Dates and Location TBA. All shooters must attend at least one practice each year to participate in the official contest.
Official Contest -  TBA
For more information, contact the UNL Extension Office at 402-288-5611 or Steve Ives at 402-668-2684.

BB Gun practice dates have been set. It is strongly suggested that shooters attend at least one of the practice sessions, but  it will not be required  to participate in the official contest. Contact the office for targets to practice at home. Practices will be held at the Verdigre Gun Range located on the northeast corner of the Verdigre football field. All practices will start at 6:30 p.m.
Official Contest - Wednesday, August 6 at the Fairgrounds
For more information, contact the UNL Extension Office at 402-288-5611 or Steve Ives at 402-668-2684. 

Click here for more information on the Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Program

 2014 4-H Photography Themes

The 2014 Photography Career Exhibit Print Themes are structured to encourage 4-Hers to explore potential careers in photography.

  • Unit II Career Exhibit Print: Explore a career as a pet photographer. Pet photographers know just how much pet owners love their animals and capturing pets in print is a great way to honor that relationship. Capture photos of your favorite pets and consider creative locations and whimsical props for your photo shoots.
  • Unit III Career Exhibit Print: Explore a career as an editorial photographer.  Editorial photographers take pictures that highlight the topics being written about in books, magazines, and newspapers. Editorial photos should be creative, powerful images that tell an intriguing story. Capture editorial photos that tell Nebraska's story.
  • Knox County Theme Picture Display or Exhibit Print - the theme for 2014 is "Babies, Babies, Babies".

Scholarship Information

Knox County Ag Society Scholarship

NACEB Scholarship

4-H Club of the MonthClub of the Month

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have joined together to start a new program for Nebraska 4-H Clubs. Any 4-H club can nominate themselves to be the "Club of the Month". Each month, a winner will be chosen and will receive a $50 cash card from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and a certificate which can be displayed. Also, the Club of the Month's story will be displayed on the 4-H Foundation's website. Nominations are due by the second Friday of the month.

Nebraska Club of the Month information and application form.

  Bucket Calf Project

 Bottle Lamb Project