Kathy Potthoff is an extension educator with 4-H Extension, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, emphasis from Fort Hays State University at Hays KS. She received her master’s degree in Agriculture, Leadership and Education from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research is in the area of cultural competence with youth development volunteers and youth. Kathy worked in with 4-H and other programming areas while in a four county area in southwest Nebraska and currently is on staff in the State 4-H Office. Kathy working with 4-H programming in animal science areas of horse and companion animals, youth development and volunteer training, and cultural competence.
Kathy has interest in outdoor activities and camping with her four horses, Ritzi, Tipper, Takara, and Kia, and a young male golden retriever, Rikokin. Kathy is a member of a local dog club and volunteers with fun and educational programs offered through the group. Kathy and Riko are laying the ground work for future obedience, rally, and agility competitions and are involved with a variety of dog classes.