Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots
May 1, 2019
2019 Otoe County 4-H Speech Contest Results
In the Junior Division, the Champion was Lauren Brehm of Talmage and the Reserve Champion was Justus Kreifels of Nebraska City, with both receiving purple ribbons. Earning blue ribbons were Madeline Wood and Sydney Wood, Palmyra.
In the Intermediate Division, the Champion was Daisa Smidt of Adams, while John Hippen of Bennet was the Reserve Champion. The Senior Division Champion was Valerie Bennie of Nebraska City. All received purple ribbons.
The Public Service Announcement (PSA) Junior Champion was Cosette Wagner of Nebraska City.
The top three speeches in each of the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions qualify for district competition on May 16 in Lincoln
Front row, left to right: Bryn Boitnott, Jacob Hippen, Maci Smidt, and Cosette Wagner.
Back row, left to right: Lauren Brehm, Justus Kreifels, Madeline Wood, Sydney Wood, John Hippen, Daisa Smidt, and Valerie Bennie.
2019 Clover Kid Speech Contest
Pictured are the Clover Kids that participated in the 2019 Otoe County Speech Contest. Each clover kid recited the Pledge of Allegiance, the 4-H Pledge, or both.
Left to right: Hadley Bakan, Abigail Bennie, Jolie Kreifels, Amber Schropfer, Madison Stubbendick, Clifford Wager, Jaden Walker, and Hayden Wellensiek.
CHANGE OF LOCATION
4-H Horse ID's Due May 10th!
2019 4-H Summer Workshops!
You signed up for 4-H now what?
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.
Clover Kid Bucket Calves
Important reminder- Bucket Calves must be no more than six months of age and weigh no more than 350 pounds. Clover Kids must purchase and tag the calf and complete Animal ID sheet by June 15th which are all available at the Extension Office.
Beef State Fair Nomination- DATE CHANGE!
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.
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.
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!
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.