Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots
September 7, 2022
State Fair Exhibitors- please pick up your items from the Extension Office, any weekday between 8 and 4:30. Thanks!!
Superintendent's Meeting - Fair Wrap-Up
Superintendents- please try to make it to this Fair Wrap Up Meeting at the Fair Center- 7:00 pm. Let's discuss what went well and what we can do better for next year.
It’s that time of year again and we’ll be hosting the 18th annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS) here at the Animal Science Complex on December 2 – 4, 2022. More details about the symposium and the application link can be found at go.unl.edu/nybls. Please note the application deadline of October 1st. If an individual is selected to participate, a $75 registration fee will be collected at that time.
Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop Offered at Nebraska City
A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for October in Nebraska City. It will be held October 22-23 at the Otoe County Wildlife Club near Nebraska City. The early bird deadline to register for the workshop is October 12th.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to become certified as an adult (21 years and older) or apprentice (14-20 years old) leader. Five project areas will be offered at the Nebraska City Workshop - rifle, pistol, shotgun, coordinator, and archery.
There is a minimum number of participants needed to offer these disciplines at the workshop. Workshop participants will learn under expert instruction from members of the Nebraska State 4-H Shooting Sports Training Team.
The registration fee is $85.00 per person for initial certification and those individuals adding an additional discipline except for Apprentice Instructors. The registration fee for Apprentice Instructors (14 to 20 years of age) is $75 for this workshop. This fee includes meals, supplies and program materials. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements. Registration on Saturday runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
While participants might need to bring limited, if any, equipment to the in-person discipline training site, there are a series of four National 4-H Shooting Sports online modules which individuals MUST complete prior to the training to become eligible for certification. Information on the modules and how to enroll, 4-H Shooting Sports Online User Guide, can accessed by using the link found on the Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports website under Calendar of 4-H Shooting Sports Events at https://4h.unl.edu/shooting-sports, under the Nebraska City Workshop - this provides step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for and complete the entire series of modules before the workshop.
As individuals follow each of the instructions in the Online User Guide, they will be asked to choose a payment method. Participants are responsible for the $20 (per person) registration fee. The entire series of modules will take approximately 3-4 hours, so please plan some time accordingly.
Please share this information with volunteers in your county. For more workshop information and registration link, go to the 4-H Shooting Sports web page. Or contact your local Nebraska Extension Office or Steve Pritchard at (402)395-2158 or (308)536-2691. Registration is available only online at the link provided in the brochure or they can register directly by clicking HERE.
More details at: https://4h.unl.edu/shooting-sports
4-H Achievement Applications Due October 1st
The Otoe County and Nebraska 4-H Awards program begins with the 4-H members doing their best and recording their accomplishments. Now is the time of year to tell us what you have learned and to apply for a 4-H award by completing your 4-H Achievement Application.
There are MANY awards offered: medals, cash, trips, and scholarships. The deadline is Friday, October 1 for the 4-H Achievement Application to be turned into the Extension Office.
Check out the August “Tips on Tap” for the 3-page Otoe County 4-H Entry Sheet and Otoe County Awards form. These pages tell you what is necessary to apply for each award.
A good 4-H record will help you recall your many experiences in 4-H and will be an asset when applying for scholarships of any kind when you are graduating.
How to Put Together a 4-H Achievement Application
There are several ways you can learn how to complete the 4-H Achievement Application. They include:
- Read the Otoe County 2022 4-H Achievement Application Directions handout.
- Download the information from the Otoe County Extension website at www.otoe.unl.edu by clicking on Otoe County 4-H on the top and then scrolling down to 4-H Achievement Application under Awards/Reports.
- Set up an appointment to visit with Deb or Erin about the 4-H Achievement Application.
Awards Due to the Extension Office
4-H members and leaders, the following are due to the Extension Office by Saturday, October 1:
- 4-H Achievement Application
- Hard Luck Award Form
- Tribute to 4-H Leader Excellence Award Form
- Character Counts! 4-H Member Award Form
- Diamond Clover Program Plan & Report Form - All Levels
- Report of Club Activities Form
- Community Pride Award Form
Senior Pictures Needed Soon
If you are going to be a senior this school year, please email a copy of your favorite vertical senior picture to the Extension Office to be used for the 2023 Senior Banners by October 26th.
In order to receive your banner, you must be enrolled in 4-H for the 2022-2023 4-H year. The banners will be revealed at Achievement Night in November.
4-H Council Elections
If you would like to place your name on the 4-H Council ballot please contact the Extension Office at 402-269-2301 or a Nominating Committee member. 4-H Council Nominating Committee includes:
- Julie Van Meter email@example.com
The 4-H Council needs one youth and one adult from each of the three districts for a two-year term. The 4-H council normally meets 10 times a year to provide guidance to the Otoe County 4-H program. Please consider placing your name on the ballot! Please let us know by Friday, October 14th if you are interested.
National 4-H Week
National 4-H Week is October 2-8. It’s a great time to promote 4-H and your 4-H Club! If you need some ideas, please contact the Extension Office.
Fall Leaf Collection Workshop
Take advantage of fall's beautiful colors to create a leaf collection. Join us on Tuesday, October 11 for the first part of this workshop being put on by Steve Karloff. It will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the Nebraska City High School Community Classroom.
The cost to participate is $5 and space is limited to the first 15 registrants. Must be 10 years or older. To register, call or email the Extension Office.
4-H Foundation Charity Shoot
The Nebraska 4-H Foundation is once again hosting its annual Charity Shoot! It will be held on Thursday, September 29, at the Oak Creek Sporting Club in Brainard. Funds raised through the Charity Shoot support 4-H shooting sports, camps, and leadership training programs, as well as national recognition and awards trips for youth. Learn more and register at ne4hfoundation.org/charity-shoot.
State 4-H Rodeo
August & September 4-H Calendar
- September 7th: State Fair exhibits available for pickup
- September 8th: Otoe County Extension Board Meeting
- September 12th: Little Clovers Clover Kid Club Meeting
- September 13th: Otoe County 4-H Foundation Meeting
- September 14th: Otoe County 4-H Council Meeting
- September 15th: Otoe County Fair 4-H Superintendents Wrap-Up meeting
- September 15th: Otoe County Outdoor Skills Club Meeting
- September 19th: Ag Society Meeting
- September 23rd-25th: AKSARBEN
Pictures from the Nebraska State Fair
Nebraska Extension in Otoe County
Deb Weitzenkamp, Unit Leader, Extension Educator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Steinhoff, Extension Assistant, email@example.com
Cheryl Goff, Office Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: 620 1st Street, Syracuse, Neb, USA
Phone: (402) 269-2301