Otoe County 4-H Resources

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4-H Eligibility

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 June 15th each year and you can do so by going to https://v2.4honline.com. If you need assistance enrolling check out our enrollment page.





Camps, Clinics, Contest, Events, & Workshops

Leader and Volunteer Resources

2023 Otoe County 4-H Dates 

Otoe County 4-H Council

2023 Otoe County Fair Dates - July 27-30, 2023, 150 years!! 

2023 Otoe County 4-H Fair Book 

Livestock entries due online by Friday, June 30th

Static entries due online by Friday, July 14th

Fairwire website      Fairwire Instructions

Animal Information

Animal ID Guidelines for Otoe County 4-H Animals for 2023 

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Animal ID's/Affidavits - due June 15th 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 - Breeding & Market

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

 (YQCA) formerly known as Quality Assurance - due June, 15th by 4:30 p.m.

Youth for the quality care of animals

  • YQCA Training - Friday, May 19, 2023 Fair Center in Syracuse - please register online at YQCA (yqcaprogram.org

County Fair Animal Entries  

due Friday, June 30 by 11:59 p.m. -  All Animals coming to fair must complete an online entry form through Fairwire. Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 30th.  Instruction Sheet

  1. Beef 
  2. Companion Animal  
  3. Dog 
  4. Goats - Dairy & Meat
  5. Swine
  6. Horse 
  7. Poultry 
  8. Rabbit 
  9. Sheep
  10. Clover Kid 


Other Otoe County Fair Animal Resources

  • Livestock Health Statement - pdf    This form must be filled out and turned in at fair weigh-in/check-in. One sheet per species per family (beef, swine, sheep, and goats).
  • Livestock Stalling Maps for all species 

Horse Resources

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2022 Horse Show Patterns: 

  • Sr. Showmanship, Int. Showmanship, Jr. Showmanship
  • Equitation, Reining 14 & over, Reining 13 & under, Ranch Riding
  • Trail -walk/trot & Level I, Trail - Level II & III
  • Sr. Western Horsemanship, Int. Western Horsemanship, Jr. Western Horsemanship, Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship
  1. Equine Webinar Series
  2. Horsemanship Advancement Levels

Poultry Resources

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USDA APHIS | Defend the Flock Program

Below are links to four Poultry Showmanship Videos produced by Brett Kreifels, Nebraska Extension Educator. Watch these videos and learn how to compete in 4-H poultry showmanship.

Rabbit Resources


Below are links to Rabbit Showmanship Videos. Watch these videos and learn how to compete in 4-H poultry showmanship.

Other Animal Resourses:

Static Exhibit Resources

Cake Decorating Manual     Clovehttp://www.uwyo.edu/4-h/projects/_manuals/cake-decorating-manual.pdfr Kid Resources

4H clover kids


Shooting Sports Information4-H Shooting Sports

In Otoe County we have leaders trained in the following disciplines: Archery, BB Gun/Air Rifle and Shotgun. If you are interested in joining shooting sports in Otoe County please contact one of the following Certified Shooting Sports Leaders for Otoe County

BB Gun New Shooter Clinic 

Sharp Shooter's Dates 

  • Otoe County Sharp Shooters: Sherlyn Damme - BB Gun/Air Rifle - 402-269-5668


Leader Resources

Otoe County 4-H Council


Photography Resources

4-H photography



Other Resources

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