Upcoming Events


May 19-22, 2022

Grand Island Bee Field Fun Day – Cancelled

This course is offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bee Lab. This course will be rescheduled for later in the summer. Please visit this page for updated information or contact the Bee Lab at: 402-472-8378; email unlbeelab@unl.edu; or visit https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-lab

May 19-22, 2022

85th Annual Nebraska Fire School presented by the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association

This year’s school will consist of 29 classes in all phases of firemanship, fire investigation, rescue, fire safety, leadership, officer training, fire prevention and EMS.  The school is once again being held at Fonner Park and sites in and around Grand Island.

Classes held at Raising Nebraska in the past have included Agriculture Emergency and Extrication Principals, as well as Farm Emergencies and Extrication Practices.

For additional information and to register, please visit: https://nsvfa.org/nebraska-fire-school/


May 26, 2022

Youth Ag Safety Day

This certification course is designed to train students how to avoid common tractor and equipment related hazards.

Federal law prohibits children under 16 years of age from using certain equipment on a farm unless their parents or legal guardians own the farm. However, certification received through the course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with certain mechanized equipment.

Teens 14 or 15 years of age who work on farms, or others who are interested in learning about safe farming practices, are encouraged to register for the course.

The onsite driving training and exam will include a driving test and equipment operation and ATV safety lessons. Students must demonstrate competence in hitching and unhitching equipment and driving a tractor and trailer through a standardized course. Instructors will also offer education about safe behaviors and laws for ATVs, utility-task vehicles (UTVs), and other off-road vehicles (ORVs).

These trainings are sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health.

For more information contact Ellen Duysen at ellen.duysen@unmc.edu.

To register, please visit: https://cvent.me/44ExVl


June 26, 2022 to June 30, 2022

Kravin’ Waves – 4-H Overnight Camp, including Raising Nebraska

This 4-H Camp experience is open to youth ages 8-14. Not only will you get to stay the night at Raising Nebraska, but you will get to spend time at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey. The Raising Nebraska portion will include cooking and nutrition lessons. For more information or to register, please visit https://4h.unl.edu/kravin-waves.


August 26 to September 5, 2022

Nebraska State Fair

More information to follow