Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots
September 22, 2021
APPLICATION FEE WAIVER EVENT SEPTEMBER 20-OCTOBER 3
Nebraska Residents: Apply for FREE
There is no place like Nebraska and there is no better time to become a Husker!
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is waiving the undergraduate admissions application fee for Nebraskans from Sept. 20 through Oct. 3. You can apply for FREE at go.unl.edu/apply—enter the code “NUforNE” in the “Application Fee Waiver Code” field at the end of the application.
We’re here to help, 1-to-1. We have extended our office hours and will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday both weeks (Sept. 20-23 and 27-30). You can reach us from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays (Sept. 24 and Oct. 1). Contact us at email@example.com or 402-472-2023.
Note from the Ag Society
Mark Your Calendars!
Find your spark during National 4-H Week! National 4-H Week is held every year during the first full week of October. This year's celebration will be held from October 3rd through the 9th. Celebrations for this event can be customized specifically for your club or county. This may include planning educational events, special celebrations, community service projects, etc.
4-H Leaders - Please return the required forms before October 1st. Any questions, please call the office.
4-H Achievement Application
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.
In the August “Tips on Tap” you'll find 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.
Members Record Books available in the office, $3.20/each
Become a 4-H Youth Leadership Ambassador!
Hey High School Age Youth!
Would you be interested in becoming a part of the Nebraska 4-H Youth Leadership Conference Ambassador Team?
As a part of this group we hope you can be a voice on the youth perspective, develop & practice leadership skills that you can take back to your communities, and collaborate with Extension Staff and 4-Hers across the state to plan & implement the 4-H Youth Leadership Conference!
The deadline for applications for the Ambassador team is Friday, October 15th, 2021! Apply here: https://go.unl.edu/2022ylcapp
If selected our first meeting will be Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 4-6pm CT (via Zoom). From there we'll meet monthly to create an amazing experience for you and other high schoolers across the state!
The 4-H Youth Leadership Conference will be held June 24th-26th, 2022 at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, NE!
Launching Nebraska-nauts Program Information
Why in the world should I get involved in this program? Let’s think for a second about how past and present space exploration has impacted us in our everyday lives…
- Did you know the first irradiated break used in space, including on Apollo 11 when we landed on the Moon, was created in UNL’s Food Innovation Lab? (Lincoln Journal Star article)
- Did you know growing plants in space can help us learn more about growing crops in drought stricken areas here on Earth?
- How many of you watch the weather every day to decide what to wear?
- How many of you rely on GPS when you are going somewhere new?
- How many of you utilize that cell phone sitting near you on a regular basis for looking up information, to communicate?
4-H Shooting Sports Shotgun Leader Update Session
A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Update Session is scheduled for mid-October near Ashland. It will be held October 15, 6:30-9:30 pm, at the Ashland Gun Club. The early bird deadline to register for the Update training is October 6. More details can be found at https://4h.unl.edu/shooting-sports.
4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop
Nebraska 4-H Foundation Charity Shoot
STEM Challenge Kits Now Available
Thank You Notes
Please remember to send your thank you notes to:
- The sponsor of the trophy, banner, or award you received at a pre-fair contest, county fair, or state fair.
- Your club leaders for all the help and support they’ve given you during the year.
- The Otoe County Agriculture Society for supporting the 4-H program.
- The business or person who purchased your livestock at the 4-H Livestock Sale.
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 members include:
The 4-H Council needs one youth and one adult from each of the three districts for a two-year term. 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 15th if you are interested.
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