Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots
April 16, 2019
Register for the Otoe County 4-H Public Speaking Contest!
Thinking about doing a PSA?
Here is a guide on how to write a PSA: https://4h.unl.edu/documents/PSA.pdf
Here is an example of a PSA wrote out: https://extension.unl.edu/2016%20PSA%20Examples%20-%20KSTATE.pdf
And here are some actual examples of PSA’s recorded that they can listen to!
You signed up for 4-H now what?
Youth will need a laptop computer available for loading the programming software and agree to unload the software at the end of the loan period. Kits will be checked out for four weeks on a first come first served basis. For more information about this 4-H project, contact the Extension Office at 402-269-2301.
Fur Your Information!
No previous training knowledge or experience? No problem! So long as your dog knows basic obedience and good on-leash control, students between the ages 8 and 18 are encouraged to enroll.
From practicing basic components of training like animal behavior, positive reinforcement, and motivation to learning more about the science behind dog care, this camp has it all!
Spots are limited, sign your child up today!
For more information and the registration link:https://animalscience.unl.edu/fur-your-information
2019 National 4-H Raise Your Hand campaign!
The Raise Your Hand campaign, held from April 1 through May 15, is a nationwide call-to-action for 4-H alumni, supporters, and friends to vote for their state to win funding and help more kids in their community benefit from 4-H experiences. The three states with the most hands raised will receive $20K, $10K, and $5K. Last year, Nebraska 4-H, with over 14,000 hands raised, received second place. This year, you can help us reach #1! Raise Your Hand and vote for Nebraska 4-H. Voting is easy, and even if you have raised your hand in the past, your vote will still be counted this year! Raise Your Hand now at https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/.
Learn more about this year’s campaign, Nebraska 4-H’s promotion, and what you can do to help by visiting https://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/4hstaff/9410/55321.
Summer Animal Science Contests
We are excited that Wyatt Hubbard, from Elm Creek, will be our 2019 Otoe County 4-H Summer Intern. Wyatt has offered to prepare Otoe County 4-H members to participate in livestock judging, livestock quiz bowl, and the livestock skill-a-thon at PASE. Wyatt competed in the livestock judging. Wyatt and his team members competed at the National Skill-A-Thon competition in Louisville, Kentucky after winning the Nebraska 4-H Skill-A-Thon competition at PASE.
PASE, Premier Animal Science Events, is designed to help youth learn about issues related to the animal industry, explore career opportunities that are available, compete with other teens from across the state and have FUN! The event is sponsored by Nebraska 4-H, the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Nebraska Investment Finance Authority.
We would like to form teams that would practice during May and June. These teams would represent Otoe County at PASE Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18. Age ranges are 10 to 18 as of December 31. For the livestock judging, livestock quiz bowl and the livestock skill-a-thon, there are two divisions – intermediate (10-13) and senior (14 and older).
If interested in practicing and competing at PASE, please contact the Extension Office at 402-269-2301 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Practices will begin Wednesday, May 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Nebraska 4-H Foundation Flood Relief Fund
The Nebraska 4-H Foundation has created a Flood Relief Fund to support children, youth and families impacted by the recent storms and floods.
There is another fund that may be of interest to your 4-H families and friends. The 4-H’ers Helping 4-H’ers Fund offers a giving opportunity to 4-H clubs and councils as well as individuals and businesses to support 4-H youth and families.
Information on both funds is available on the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website: www.ne4hfoundation.org
If you have questions or need additional information, please call or email Stu Shepherd at email@example.com
Don't forget, Otoe County 4-H Foundation will pay for $100 or half which ever is greater! Call the Extension Office at 402-269-2301 for more information!
Adventure Day at 4-H Camp
Ages: 6-11 years old
Cost: $35 per person. 1 adult meal is included per child registration. Adult chaperones are encouraged to attend, but not required The Otoe County 4-H Foundation Camping Scholarships support this camp!
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Beef State Fair Nomination- DATE CHANGE!
Don't forget! If you want to show Beef at the Nebraska State Fair, you need to complete the online nomination by June 15th. Click here for instructions on how to complete your nomination!
Don't forget that you need to obtain a Premise ID if you do not have one. You will need a Premise ID for all market animals. Click here for more information about Premise Identification and how to obtain one.
April TIPS are being mailed this week, check out the Summer Workshops that are enclosed! There are 39 4-H workshops this year!!
Beef State Fair Nomination- DATE CHANGE!
2019 Animal Dates for Otoe County!
- May 6- Face-to-Face QA at the Nebraska Extension Office in Otoe County
- May 10- Horse ID's & District Paper ID's are due to the Extension Office
- May 18- Market Lamb weigh-in will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the O.K. Pavilion.
- June 6- Face-to-Face QA at the Nebraska Extension Office in Otoe County
- June 15- Animal ID's DUE: this includes Breeding Beef, Feeder Calves, Bucket Calves, Companion Animal, Dogs, Dairy & Meat Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, and Swine
- All 4-H Exhibitors showing Beef, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep or Swine are required to complete YQCA.
- July 15- All animal entries for Otoe County Fair are DUE: this includes Beef, Companion Animals, Dogs, Dairy & Meat Goats, Horses, Meat Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep and Swine. These entry sheets will also be used to stall livestock at the Otoe County Fair.