Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

   Otoe County 4-H
find out how to join 4-H, workshop information, animal affadavits, entry forms and much more (read more)

MAY 1st - Deadline to enroll or re-enroll in Otoe County 4-H for 2016 go to 

Current Happenings in Otoe County:

Otoe County Fair Beef Show will remain a "Fit Show" for 2016.

Otoe County Animal Entry Forms are due July 18th
Upcoming Events:    Otoe County Fair Clean-Up - Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 a.m.

   Otoe County 4-H Newsletters
copies of current and past editions (read more)

    Otoe County 4-H Foundation

The Foundation was established in 2012 with the mission to enhance 4-H programming, secure financial support for local 4-H programs, and to develop area youth for future generations.  (read more)

Otoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship applications are due January 15, 2016.

2017 Otoe County 4-H Foundation Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th at the Kimmel Event Center.

2016 Otoe County Fair Dates are July 28 - July 31

The dates for the 2016 Otoe County Fair are Thursday, July 28th thru Sunday, July 31st. 

The Theme is:  Summer Days and Country Ways 

For the schedule and online version of the 4-H Fair Book (read more)

Otoe County Farmer Olympics - Saturday, July 30 - 8:00 p.m. (read more)

  Nebraska State Fair 

To check out the 2016 Fairbook, Maps, Schedules, Photos and Results (read more)

   Extension Updates

written by Sarah Purcell, Extension Educator for Otoe County (read more)

Horticultural News: 

Emerald Ash Borer – Has Been Confirmed in Omaha (read more)

Information from the Nebraska Forest Service on the Emerald Ash Borer 
Frequently Asked Questions
Guidelines for Homeowners
EAB Look-a-Likes

   Farm News

Custom Rates as of May 2016
Part I (includes tillage, planting, haying, small grain harvest & application of fertilizer
Part II (includes harvesting, hauling grains and livestock, silage, and misc.

2016 Trends in Nebraska Farmland Markets

Pesticide Container Recycling Available at 24 sites in 2016


Do you enjoy working in your garden and talking with friends about your newest plant acquisition?  Do your friends ask you for advice on their lawns, vegetables and flowers?  Would you like to learn more about the art and science of horticulture?  Then you should consider becoming a Master Gardener. You have all the qualifications!  The 2016 Master Gardener Program Applications are now available.  For more information (read more) 

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Cahoon receives Terry Galliard Medal
Jul 7 – Edgar Cahoon, George Holmes Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Center for Plant Science Innovation, received the Terry Galliard Medal on July 5 at the 22nd International Symposium on Plant Lipids in Göttingen, Germany. Read more
Pitla honored with young designer award
Jul 7 – Santosh Pitla, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was honored with the 2016 Sunkist Young Designer Award at the annual meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) on July 18 in Orlando, Florida. Read more