Thank you to all our volunteers

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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 while partnering with schools, after-school programs, and youth organizations to provide curriculum and educational content. 

The result is that young Nebraskans are inspired to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The youth are also discovering their true passions, talents, and career opportunities. The next generation of Nebraskans are ready to enhance our workforce and become responsible community leaders. In October, National 4-H Week was celebrated with the theme #Opportunity4All the United States Department of Agriculture signed a proclamation for National 4-H Week.  4-H engages, enables and empowers more than 6 million young people every day.  The 2022 National 40H week celebrated access and equity for all young people.

 Each year observations of youth gaining skills takes place. On Nov. 6, 2022 we will celebrate the achievements of 4-H in Wayne County and 4-H members, clubs, and volunteer leaders who contribute to the 4-H program.  It is always rewarding to take a moment to reflect upon the learnings of the past year. As families celebrate, I find it rewarding to learn about their accomplishments.  There are friendships being built and I hear about the learning that has occurred over the year.

Thank you to our 4-Hers, their families who help provide opportunities for our youth, and our club leaders who help youth learn various life skills. Thank you to our event volunteers who give of their time generously to help make a 4-H event like the fair or a specific training take place.

We appreciate our local Wayne County Agriculture Society who donate many hours to helping provide a learning space for events such as the fair. Thank you to all of our 4-H donors and those who support the 4-H program in any way from the communities in which we live to our surrounding areas. We appreciate the continued support of our local County Commissioners and tax payers.  We are fortunate to live in such a caring space for youth and I want to thank everyone for contributing to the Nebraska 4-H Program.   

As the 4-H year started on Oct. 1, Nebraska Extension had the opportunity to hold the Northeast Nebraska Career Day in which 87 volunteer career presenters gave of their time and talents at the Northeast Nebraska Career Day. This event has so many contributors and this makes it a success for the 1,035 sophomore students from 42 high schools in northeast Nebraska.  We are also thank to the faculty and staff at Wayne State College who welcome the event to the campus and contribute in numerous ways.  

 November Calendar

Nov. 5: Teen Supremes and Clover Kid Meetings.

Nov. 6: 4-H Achievement Program/4-H Kickoff.

Nov. 7: Livestock Committee Meeting.

Nov. 9: Volunteer Road Show, Concord.

Nov. 10: 4-H Council Meeting.

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Observed – Extension Office Closed.

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving Holiday – Extension Office Closed.

Nov. 30: Nebraska Association of Fair Manager’s Senior Scholarship Applications Due.

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