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 2017 go to - not open yet for 2017 enrollment

Current Happenings in Otoe County:

  • 4-H Record Books are due Monday, October 3rd, 2016
  • 4-H Water Programming at Morton James Library - Thursday, November 3, 2016,
    3:45 p.m.
  • 4-H Achievement Celebration is Sunday, November 13th, 2016

   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, 2017.

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

2017 Otoe County Fair Dates are (coming soon)

The Theme for the 2017 Fair is:  150 Years of 'NEBRASKA' Farm & Family Fun 

2016 schedule and online version of the 4-H Fair Book (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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Krause honored with new professional award
Oct 10 – Katie Krause, Extension Educator of Douglas-Sarpy Counties, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2016 annual session. Read more
Spotlight on the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory
Oct 10 – The success of a new tractor is decided long before it sees soil at the long, oval test-track on East Campus that faculty, staff, students and visitors pass by every day. Read more