Otoe County 4-H Resources

Otoe County 4-H Dates 

4-H Dates 

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Project List 

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

Animal Information

Animal ID Guidelines for Otoe County 4-H Animals for 2024 

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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

County Fair Animal Entries  

due Monday, July 1 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 July 1st.  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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  1. Equine Webinar Series
  2. Horsemanship Advancement Levels

Poultry Resources

chicken with a 4H logo

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

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

Otoe County 4-H Council


Photography Resources

4-H photography

Other Resources

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