4-H Resource Page

The Otoe County 4-H program is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 as of January 1st each year.  Youth ages 5, 6 or 7 years of age are eligible to participate as Clover Kids in the Otoe County 4-H program.  To be eligible you need to enroll in 4-H by May 1st each year and you can do so by going to ne.4honline.com. If you need assistance enrolling check out our enrollment page.

Animal Information:

  • Animal ID Guidelines for Otoe County 4-H Animals for 2018 
  • Animal ID's/Affidavits - due June 15th (except Market Beef which is due April 15th & Horse Affidavits are due May 11th) by 4:30 p.m. All animals with an EID tag must also have a Premise ID - this needs to be put on the ID sheet.  Below are the Animal ID's/Affidavits for each species:
  1. Beef - Breeding, Bucket Calf, Feeder Calf & Market Beef - Otoe County Beef Shows are Blow and Go 
  2. Companion Animal
  3. Dog
  4. Goats - Dairy, Market Meat, & Breeding Meat
  5. Horse
  6. Poultry
  7. Rabbit
  8. Sheep - Breeding & Market
  9. Swine
  • Quality Assurance  Youth for the Quality Care (YQCA) of Animals - PDF - Directions - due June 15th  by 4:30 p.m.
  • Youth for the Quality Care of Animals - information & directions UNL link
  • Animal Entries - due Monday, July 16th by 4:30 p.m. -  All Animals coming to fair must complete an entry sheet, below are the individual entry sheets for each species and Clover Kids:
  1. Beef
  2. Companion Animal
  3. Dog
  4. Goats - Dairy & Meat
  5. Horse
  6. Poultry
  7. Rabbits
  8. Sheep
  9. Swine
  10. Clover Kids - this entry sheet is for all their animal entries
  1. Equine Webinar Series
  2. Horsemanship Advancement Levels




  • Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Otoe County Speech Contest - Pre-register by April 11
    Public Speaking Contest - Regional and State
    A Guide to Making Great 4-H Speeches
    How to Prepare a 4­-H Radio Public Service Announcement
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Senior Division Life Challenge Contest - No pre-registration required
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Presentations Contest (flyer coming soon) - Pre-register by July 5
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Favorite Foods Revue (flyer coming soon) - Pre-register by July 11
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Junior Division Life Challenge Contest (flyer coming soon) No pre-registration required
  • Friday, July 27, 2018 - Register by Monday, July 16th by contacting the office
  • Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. - Horse Judging Contest will be held at Cass County Fair Grounds (pre-register with Otoe County Office by August 8th)
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. - Livestock Judging Contest will be held at Cass County Fair Grounds (pre-register with Otoe County office by August 8th

  • Otoe County Fair Book for 2018

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