Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots
April 5, 2023
In This Issue
- Enroll in 4-H for 2022-23!
- Shout Outs and Fun Finds
- Upcoming 4-H Workshops & Events
- 4-H Public Speaking and Presentation Contest
- 4-H Music and Performing Arts Contest-multi-County
- Livestock Updates
- Club Resources
If you are having problems with your enrollment, this site can help you navigate through most problems, or please call me at the office and I will help you.
Please add your t-shirt size to your enrollment.
Governor's Agricultural Excellence Awards-Deadline Extended
We are extending the deadline to apply for the Governor’s Agricultural Excellence Awards in 2023 due to several requests for a bit more time. Please encourage your clubs to consider applying for a grant to assist with completing a project that will have a lasting impact on your community and/or program. The application form is linked on the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website: https://www.ne4hfoundation.org/governers-ag-excellence-award/. We will accept applications through April 21st,, 2023.
The Governor’s Agricultural Excellence Awards are sponsored by Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA). We encourage all clubs to consider a project that will impact their community and promote Nebraska 4-H.
Please note the requirements for the grant:
- Projects should fit within one of the seven programming areas of Nebraska 4-H
- Highly encourage community engagement and educational components
- Clubs need to consider the impact of their project and how they will assess the impact
- Clubs should consider at least one additional outside partner to help complete their project.
- A written letter of support from a 4-H professional in their county will need to accompany the application.
- Clubs who have received the award in the past and not submitted a summary report at the conclusion of their project will not be considered for future awards.
Clubs should submit their application and all materials to Lindsay Shearer (email@example.com) via email on or before April 21, 2023.
This weekend- come support the Hoof n Hide 4-H Club as they host this premier beef show!
Looking for Legos!
The 4H Exploration Area Committee is looking for old lego pieces. If anyone has any old pieces they would donate to the program area, please contact Sherlyn Damme @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Otoe County Sharp Shooter's has started up archery. If you have archery equipment you would like to donate/sell to our club, please contact Rustin Brooks or Sherlyn Damme.
Currently at 67 New Members!!!!
Keep it going!!!
YQCA Training - Friday, May 19th
Please go to https:// yqcaprogram.org
Enter your log in information from last year, choose child's age and Instructor-Led training. Once you add this to the cart, you can scroll to May 19th, and find the Otoe County training. Choose either the morning or afternoon time and add. You will be charged $3 for each session. Please register asap if you plan on using this training. If you need help, let me know.
Otoe County Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100078985015650
or you can register at https://forms.gle/TCq8dBLA3kCuArBP7. This year you have the option to Venmo registration fees.
Save the Date! June 26- Livestock Showmanship Clinic at Kimmel ....
4-H Rules for County/State Fairs:
Nebraska Extension holds responsibility in cooperation with the 4-H Council and/or Ag Society/Fair Board for developing 4-H rules at all 4-H county fairs and 4-H events. These rules must be consistent with the 4-H mission, affirmative action regulations, age definitions, enrollment, methods of participation, and place of residence.
4-H staff in charge of the 4-H program is responsible for communicating with and upholding State and National 4-H policy to the 4-H Council and the Ag Society/Fair Board.
Local 4-H fair rules must be in compliance with and will not supersede State and National 4-H policy; however, fairs may design local classes and events that enhance the educational mission of the 4-H program. For example: Classes and events designed for Clover Kids must not be competitive at any level in the organization.
Though beginning level classes do not qualify for state fair competition, counties can identify beginning level or county only classes that are different than state fair classes/events for competition at the local level.
In addition, fair rules should strive to offer programs that are:
- In the best interest of all youth
- Inclusive to all families
Counties should establish a grievance process in conjunction with the local 4-H Council and/or Ag Society/Fair Board. For information on developing a grievance process see: (Section 2.8, Grievances and Protests.)
UPCOMING 4-H Calendar
- Wednesday, April 12- 4-H Council Meeting 7:00 pm
- Friday, April 14- Deadline to register for Public Speaking and Presentation Contest
- Sunday, April 16-4-H New Shooter Clinic - Kimmel
- Saturday, April 22- Door Hanger Workshop - Fair Center
- Sunday, April 23- Public Speaking and Presentation Contest
- Friday, April 28- Office closed for Arbor Day Holiday