The purpose of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation’s Governor’s Agricultural Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA), is to recognize 4-H clubs for the work of the individuals in the club and the community servicework of the entire club.
The intent is to increase 4-Hers' awareness of agricultural careers and entice some of them into such careers. This is an opportunity for 4-H to support our agricultural roots while we help 4-H members expand the career possibilities they areconsidering.
Recognition is in the form of $500 checks issued to the club's treasury to be used as described in the award application form completed by the club. Examples of fundable programs include: conference or workshops for others in the community, trips or tours for club members, community improvement projects in the club’s hometown, campus visits, fairgrounds enhancements, inter-generational programs, and the development of youth councils.
In order to be considered for the award, prospects need to explain the project. Anwsers are to be less than one page.
All funded projects are required to submit a summary of their project, preferably with pictures, to the Nebraska4-H Foundation upon its completion (by November 30, 2017).
For more information, visit ne4hfoundation.org.