Nebraska Extension in Pawnee County

Local Interest

Recently, Seneca Valley Virus (SVV), also known as Senecavirus A, has had an upswing in cases for grow finish hogs as well as in sow/boar market animals including in Nebraska. We do not known the reasons why we are seeing more cases, but this virus is of great concern because it looks very similar to Foot and Mouth Disease virus. Pigs have blisters on snout, feet and in their mouth. It is critically important that when folks are showing swine to be aware of this virus and alert their veterinarian immediately if they see clinical signs.

Nebraska Department of Ag

Swine Health Recommendations: Exhibitors of Pigs

Nebraska Extension will be sponsoring a two day online childcare conference. During the two day event will provide a diverse group of experts to share evidence-based practices, resources, ideas, and the latest in research for fostering quality early learning experiences for children 0-8 years old.

For more information: http://child.unl.edu/building-bridges-conference

Enrollment Information Enrollment and re-enrollment for the 4-H year begins in October. All 4-H youth and volunteers will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline, a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll on a personal computer or mobile device.  To enroll go to:  ne.4honline.com.
Resources to help you enroll:
Step-by-Step Instruction Sheet for 1st time enrollment (PDF, 14 pgs, 731 KB)

2017 - 2018 Fair Book

The county fair book has been revised to make it easier to read. All 4-H'ers and their famlies are encouraged to read through the fair book before beginning any new project. Each family may pick up their fair book from their club leader and individual members may stop by the office starting April 2017.

General Rules

August 9-12, 2017

Entry Forms

 Animal Entry Forms - Due June 15th  Contest Entry Forms - Due TBA

 Animal Identification

Refer to the Animal Identification Guidelines for a breakdown of requirements for County, State, and Ak-Sar-Ben.   All ID Sheets, DNA envelopes, and Breeding Nomination Cards must first be submitted to the Extension Office by the deadline.  The Extension Office will then send the information on to the State Fair and/or Ak-Sar-Ben.

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