There are many challenges facing young people looking for a career in agriculture. To address these challenges, youth Ag organizations, such as the 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters throughout the state, continually find ways to motivate and prepare young people for a farming or ranching career.
NIFA established the Governor's Agricultural Excellence Awards in July 1996. It is an annual awards program that recognizes and financially rewards 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters in Nebraska for their outstanding performance.
The award assists in providing quality agricultural education programs, preparing young people for careers in agriculture. It goes to the clubs and chapters that most actively implement the mission and strategies of their organizations and to recipients that emphasize student development, club or chapter development, and community development.
Nebraska 4-H is the largest youth organization in the state, serving more than 140,000 youth from all 93 counties. Cooperative Extension, a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation, runs 4-H and provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Youth engage in hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and citizenship.
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4-H contact: Kathleen Lodl
114 Ag Hall - UNL
Lincoln, NE 68583-0700
Phone: (402) 472-9012
Fax: (402) 472-9024
The Nebraska FFA Association is a state youth organization made up of almost 12,000 students, grade 7-12, and is part of a national organization of over 700,000 members dedicated to agricultural education and youth leadership.
Nebraska FFA Association
FFA contact: Sarah Heideman
Phone: (402) 471-0015