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cloverLetter to Livestock Exhibitors (May 2019)
Nebraska Online Nomination

NEW IN 2019 for families entering livestock for Nebraska State Fair or Aksarben.

An important change from past years is that exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) will be responsible for submitting their animal (market and breeding) information into the AKSARBEN livestock database online themselves prior to the nomination deadline (Market Beef - April 15). In the past, families turned in DNA envelopes and breeding nominations cards to the office, staff mailed them to AKSARBEN and the entry process was done manually by staff. This led to mistakes, missing entries, missing payments, etc.

The Saunders County Extension Office will still continue to mail in the DNA envelopes to the AKSARBEN office by the respected deadline (Market Beef –  April 15, 2019). Once the information is in the database and has been validated by the Extension Staff or FFA Advisor, it will then be available for exhibitors to make State Fair entries similar to years past. 

The database now has the capacity to accept animal information submitted directly by exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) as well as payments for the DNA process. The Nebraska 4-H Program staff will provide step by step instructions for doing this once the database is open to accepting entries. The process ensures responsibility on exhibitors (4-H/FFA families) with a number of safeguards in place for Extension staff and the Nebraska 4-H Program staff to monitor success. 4-H/FFA families will have the ability themselves to edit incorrect information (wrong tag number, wrong birth date, etc.) up to the deadline.

Please note for MARKET BEEF, any animal entry not in the database (done by the 4-H/FFA family before  April 15) AND not submitted DNA (to the Extension Office by April 15) will NOT be considered nominated and will be ineligible for State Fair.

2018 Nebraska Online Nomination Step-By-Step Instructions

Online Nomination:

Saunders County Animal Identification:

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