Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots

July 10, 2019

4-H Pool Party Saturday, July 13th!

Don't forget to come cool off at the pool Saturday, July 13th after you checked out Germanfest. We will have our annual Pool Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Entries Due July 15th by 4:30 p.m.

All small animal, large animal and Performing Arts entries, plus 4-H booth reservations are due to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15. This includes:

· Beef

· Booth

· Clover Kid Animals

· Companion Animals

· Dairy and Meat Goats

· Dogs

· Horses

· Performing Arts Contest

· Poultry

· Rabbits

· Showmanship (ALL species)

· Sheep

· Swine

Clover Kid Bucket Calves

Important reminder- Bucket Calves must be no more than six months of age and weigh no more than 350 pounds.

Bedding Fees

If you are showing cattle please stop in the Extension Office and pay for your bedding fees for the fair. All beef animals will be charged $10.00/head, except stocker feeders & bucket calves are $5.00/head. There will be no refunds for animals that do not come to the fair

4-H Performing Arts Contest

The 4-H Performing Arts Contest will be held on Thursday, July 25, 6:00 p.m. on the Kimmel Event Center stage. The Performing Arts Contest is combined with the Fashion Show.


The rules for the Performing Arts Contest can be found on the flyer in the June TIPS Newsletter.


The registration deadline is July 15. If you need more information, contact the Extension Office or check out the Fair Book on page 10. A thank you to Emily Johnson for sponsoring the Superior Performance plaque!

Junior Division Life Challenge Contest

The Junior Division 4-H Life Challenge Contest will be Thursday, July 11 at the Fair Center in Syracuse. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the ribbons and awards presentation scheduled for approximately 8:30 p.m. This contest is for boys and girls 11 and under as of January 1, 2019. Youth will judge four placing classes and take a short quiz.

Both the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion receive $20.00, with the awards sponsored respectively by Valentino’s of Nebraska City and Commercial State Bank of Nebraska City.

Please note both Favorite Foods Revues and the Junior Division Life Challenge Contest will run simultaneously, so everyone can participate in these contests!

Fair Clean Up

Saturday, July 20th, 8am

Otoe County Fairgrounds

Clean up will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Otoe County Fairgrounds, and will go until done. Rolls will be provided by the Otoe County Ag Society.
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Otoe County 4-H T-shirts

Below are pictures and prices of the Otoe County 4-H T-shirts! Youth can show in any of the shirts.

How to fill out Entry Cards

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Fishing Casting Target Boards Available!

If you would like to make a fishing target, 4 ft. by 4 ft. boards are available at the Extension Office for $5.00, also available are sample rules. If you are in the 4-H Projects Fishing for Adventure or Wildlife Conservation these may be of interest to you!
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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 sshepherd3@unl.edu

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"Blue Jeans & Country Dreams" is the 2019 Otoe County Fair Theme

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