Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots

March 27, 2019

Open House for 4-H Enrollment

Monday, April 1st from 4 - 6:30 p.m. we will be at Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City. We will be helping to enroll in Otoe County 4-H and answer questions you may have!

New 4-H Project Added.....HUNTING & OUTDOOR SKILLS!

4-H Certified: Sherlyn Damme



Hunting and Outdoor Skills offers a wide variety of hands on learning activities for 4-H youth. This discipline is not limited to “prey hunting”. Hunting and Outdoor Skills teaches life skills at every turn. It crosses over to most other project areas in 4-H. A small example of the nearly limitless areas that can be covered within this discipline are:

  • Animal Science
  • Birding Behaviors & Identification
  • Careers in Hunting, Shooting Sports, Wildlife Management
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Fishing Skills & Equipment
  • Food Preservation
  • Gun Safety
  • Gunsmithing
  • Hunting Laws/Regulations
  • Hunting Equipment
  • Hunting with a Camera
  • Maps & Compass Utilization
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Outdoor Survival Skills
  • Plant Science
  • Taxidermy
  • Types of hunting
  • Water Management
  • Wildlife Habitat & Management
  • Wildlife Identification
4-H Summer Camps-Click to check them out!

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!

Tags are here!

Swine tags and Sheep & Goat Scrapie Tags are now available at the office. Don't forget to get your livestock tagged!

4-H Volunteer Training

Monday, April 8th, 7-8:30pm

Otoe County Extension Office, 620 1st Street Syracuse, NE 68446

  • The NEW 4-H Annual Achievement Application (AAA) will be showcased and explained. This will replace the 4-H Career Portfolio at the county and state levels. The 4-H AAA will be due on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
  • Meet Erin Steinhoff, our new 4-H Extension Assistant!
  • Q and A - to answer ALL your 4-H questions!
  • Networking time for 4-H leaders

This event is for ALL 4-H volunteers, parents and leaders!

Call the Nebraska Extension Office in Otoe County office at 402-269-2301, email otoe-county@unl.edu, or use this RSVP by Friday, April 5, 2019 to register!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Have old jeans to get rid of? We want them!

The Nebraska Extension in Otoe County is accepting donations of old, clean jeans for use in 4-H summer workshops. Please deliver to the Extension Office at 620 1st Street in Syracuse. Thank you.

Adventure Day at 4-H Camp

Saturday June 15, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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!

Click here for more information & to register!

4-H Public Speaking Contest

Sunday, April 28th, 6:30pm

Fair Center in Syracuse, NE

Check the flyer in this months TIPS for contest guidelines!

To register or if you have questions, please contact the Extension Office at 402-269-2301.

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Rabbit Tattoo's

Does your rabbit still need a tattoo? If so, you can contact Dr. Gigstad at Arbor Valley Animal Clinic to set up a time to have it done! Arbor Valley's phone number is 402-269-3267. Thank you Dr. Gigstad!

Seward Calf Classic Canceled

The Seward County Livestock Center was a victim of the recent flood. Therefore the 2019 Seward Calf Classic scheduled for April 13 has been canceled. Please contact Ginny at 402-641-0513 with any questions.

2019 Animal Dates for 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 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.

Otoe County Fair July 25-28, 2019

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