Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots

August 21, 2019

State Fair Bound! 247 entries were packed up and sent on their way to the Nebraska State Fair this morning! Good luck to all State Fair Participants!

4-H Council Elections

The Otoe County 4-H Council changed the 4-H Council elections voting to the Otoe County 4-H Achievement Celebration. There is a super turnout for the 4-H Achievement Celebration and that date is closer to when the new members take office, so the decision was made to vote during the 4-H Achievement Celebration. This year the 4-H Achievement Celebration will be on Sunday, November 10.

If you would like to place your name on the ballot please contact the Extension Office at 402-269-2301 or a Nominating Committee member - Wendy Boitnott (wboitnot@gmail.com), Paula Ramold (PaulaRamold@yahoo.com) and Andrew Stukenholtz (thestukenholtzs@yahoo.com). Please let us know by Friday, November 1.

The 4-H Council needs one youth and one adult from each of the three districts for a two-year term. The 4-H council meets 10 times a year to provide guidance to the Otoe County 4-H program. Please consider placing your name on the ballot!

Health Requirements for Livestock going to Nebraska State Fair

Please refer to the State Fair website for Livestock Health Requirements https://www.statefair.org/competitions-andparticipate/competitions/livestock-exhibitors

Exhibitors must abide by all stated requirements in order to be able to participate.


All 4-H and FFA animals will need to have a 48 hour CVI completed in 2019.


• Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) is required for all animals (with the exception of 4H rabbits and poultry)

IMPORTANT: Due to several Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) outbreaks in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Nebraska all susceptible livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, llamas, and alpacas) including horses coming to the Nebraska State Fair from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Nebraska need a 48 hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) to enter the fairgrounds. That CVI must also contain the federal VS statement: "The animals represented on the CVI have not originated from premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last (30) days. I have examined the animals and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis." Animals will be observed once on the grounds. All horses will be examined daily by a veterinarian!

• Sheep & Goat Fungus Check • A veterinarian and staff will be examining animals for active fungus at the livestock check-in trailer (Brunk’s Lot) • Any animal being found to have active fungus will not be allowed to show or allowed on the grounds • Animals with inactive or dead fungus will be allowed to show, provided the on staff veterinarian approves

REMINDER: Market lambs must be completely slick shorn, including belly, within ¼ inch prior to going on to the fairgrounds

School Year Camps!

Did you know there are 4-H Camps during the school year? Continue the fun with 4-H with one of these camps!


Fall Resident Camp- September 21-22, 2019


Winter Resident Camp - February 14-16, 2020


Spring Break Day Camp - April 6-10, 2020


For more information click on this link! https://4h.unl.edu/camps-centers/school-year-camps

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Office Closed for Labor Day!

Our office will be closed, Monday, September 2 for Labor day.

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