Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots

August 14, 2019

State Fair Static Entries

Don't forget to bring your State Fair nominated exhibits into the Extension Office on time!

  • Home Environment Entries- you need to have exhibits to the Extension Office by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16th. Please make sure you have all supporting information attached. If it is missing supporting information it will be dropped by 1 ribbon placing.
  • Vegetables and Flowers Entries- Please call the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16th and give us the class and cultivar or variety for each produce entry you plan to send to the state fair. You must then bring the entries to the Extension Office by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20th.
  • Food & Nutrition Entries- Please package or cover exhibits appropriately. Remember to include any supporting information that was required for your exhibit at the county fair. Have these entries to the Extension Office by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, or between 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21.
  • All other State Fair Entries- Please have them to the Extension Office by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16.

4-H Council Elections

The Otoe County 4-H Council changed the 4-H Council elections voting to the Otoe County 4-H Achievement Celebration. There is a super turnout for the 4-H Achievement Celebration and that date is closer to when the new members take office, so the decision was made to vote during the 4-H Achievement Celebration. This year the 4-H Achievement Celebration will be on Sunday, November 10.

If you would like to place your name on the ballot please contact the Extension Office at 402-269-2301 or a Nominating Committee member - Wendy Boitnott (wboitnot@gmail.com), Paula Ramold (PaulaRamold@yahoo.com) and Andrew Stukenholtz (thestukenholtzs@yahoo.com). Please let us know by Friday, November 1.

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 meets 10 times a year to provide guidance to the Otoe County 4-H program. Please consider placing your name on the ballot!

Health Requirements for Livestock going to Nebraska State Fair

Please refer to the State Fair website for Livestock Health Requirements https://www.statefair.org/competitions-andparticipate/competitions/livestock-exhibitors

Exhibitors must abide by all stated requirements in order to be able to participate.

All 4-H and FFA animals will need to have a 48 hour CVI completed in 2019.

• Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) is required for all animals (with the exception of 4H rabbits and poultry)

IMPORTANT: Due to several Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) outbreaks in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Nebraska all susceptible livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, llamas, and alpacas) including horses coming to the Nebraska State Fair from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Nebraska need a 48 hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) to enter the fairgrounds. That CVI must also contain the federal VS statement: "The animals represented on the CVI have not originated from premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last (30) days. I have examined the animals and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis." Animals will be observed once on the grounds. All horses will be examined daily by a veterinarian!

• Sheep & Goat Fungus Check • A veterinarian and staff will be examining animals for active fungus at the livestock check-in trailer (Brunk’s Lot) • Any animal being found to have active fungus will not be allowed to show or allowed on the grounds • Animals with inactive or dead fungus will be allowed to show, provided the on staff veterinarian approves

REMINDER: Market lambs must be completely slick shorn, including belly, within ¼ inch prior to going on to the fairgrounds


Visit the State Fair page for additional gate passes, carnival discounts and concert bundles


Discounted State Fair Tickets for Static Exhibitiors

Our 4-H static exhibitor families will be able to order discount passes directly from the Nebraska State Fair!

Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2036182/nebraskastate-fair-exhibitor-admission-lincoln-nebraska-statefairlivestock

Password: 4-HEXHIB (Limit 10 tickets per exhibitor)

Offer expires on August 22nd at 11:59 PM CST

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Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

Sarah Purcell, Unit Leader, Extension Educator, spurcell2@unl.edu

Erin Steinhoff, Extension Assistant, erin.steinhoff@unl.edu

Kelsey Ahrens, Office Manager, kahrens4@unl.edu