4-H Friday News Blast for 9.13.2019

September 15th is the Next Due Date!!!

What is due on September 15th?

  • "Only Livestock" point sheets
  • "Only Static" (non-animal) point sheets
  • "A combination of Livestock and Static" point sheets
  • "Club" point sheets
  • Diamond Clover Award sheets
  • Nominations for volunteer awards


If you finish up your reports over the weekend, email your paperwork to us at cass-county@unl.edu, or bring it to the Extension Office and put it in the drop box (which is beside the front door of the Extension Office.) Thanks!

Website page for September 15th

You can read about all of the above at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/4-h-resources/#tab3 (In the dropdown tab that says 4-H Resources).

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Nominations for 4-H Council Members

If you are a youth or an adult who is interested in being on the 4-H Council, let us know!


Some people love that kind of involvement and work. If that's you, please speak up. We are currently taking names for new council members.


Youth council members must be age 14 or older.


Click on the following link and take a look at the "job description" of council members: https://4h.unl.edu/council-handbook/section-4


Also, check out the constitution of the Cass County 4-H Council on our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/4-h-resources/#tab4

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4-H Council Meeting Next Monday


The next regular meeting of the 4-H Council will be held Monday, September 16th in the meeting room of the Extension Office.

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Nebraska 4-H Achievement Applications for Trips and Awards

4-H members ages 15-18 as of December 31 of the current year are eligible to participate in the state-level Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application. The application is a standard application form used for the selection of state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients.


Due date is October 15th, and more details can be found here: https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application


We encourage you to apply!

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New 2020 Shop 4-H Catalog

Here is the link for the digital copy of the new 2020 Shop 4-H Catalog: https://shop4-h.org/pages/2020Catalog?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Shop+4-H+September+12&utm_campaign=2020+Catalog


FYI-if interested, there is a 25% off savings on Green & White 4-H Favorites now thru Tuesday, 9/17.

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Summer Job Announcement ...

Nebraska 4-H summer camps are advertising for summer employees. Have you ever considered this? Camp employees have the opportunity to impact children's lives in many experiential, outdoor settings.


Summer camp employees are trained to help provide active, hands-on, fun, and cooperative outdoor programming designed to develop respect for self, others, and the environment. They are key to helping others discover, learn, and grow.


Interested in applying? Learn more at: https://4h.unl.edu/camps-centers/summer-jobs#tab1

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Attending Summer Camp and Need a Scholarship?

With the support of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and its donors, Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers programs are able to offer a limited number of $100 camp scholarships to support the participation of young people at the Nebraska 4-H Summer Camps. Single Day camps are not eligible for camp scholarships. If you have a camper in need of financial support, your request is most welcomed.

Camp Scholarships must be awarded prior to registration. Any scholarships awarded after the registration process will not be applied to current registrations.

The application process for a Camp scholarship is simple. Go to: https://4h.unl.edu/camps-centers/summer-camp/scholarship

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Nebraska State 4-H Camp to Host Annual 4-H Foundation Trail Ride

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Upcoming Shooting Sports Training

There's a Shooting Sports Training at the Ashland Gun Club on October 26-27, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. More details will be coming, so keep checking the link below for updates to this and other new shooting sports trainings.


State Shooting Sports Calendar: https://events.unl.edu/NE4H-Shooting-Sports/search/?q=Shooting+Sports+Leader

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Make it Yourself with Wool

The Make it Yourself Wood contest is another great contest for 4-Hers who enjoy sewing. There will be a contest in Hastings, NE on November 23rd, 2019. Visit the website and read all about it: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/dawson/nebraska-make-it-with-wool-competition/

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Get Ready for National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is right around the corner! This year's celebration will take place October 6-12. Start planning your celebration now! Here's some ideas:

  • Plan a community service project, like picking up trash in your community!
  • Write Thank You cards to 4-H staff and volunteers who you know.
  • Wear a different 4-H shirt each day of the week.
  • The list could go on and on. Be creative in promoting 4-H and educating others about 4-H!

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School Year Camps!

Did you know there are 4-H Camps during the school year? Continue the fun of 4-H with one of these camps!



Fall Resident Camp- September 21-22, 2019


Winter Resident Camp - February 14-16, 2020


Spring Break Day Camp - April 6-10, 2020


For more information click on this link! https://4h.unl.edu/camps-centers/school-year-camps

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FYI - 4HOnline Shut Down for Maintenance

4HOnline will be shut down for maintenance from October 1st through October 15th. After October 15th, it will be open again for re-enrollment for the new 2020 4-H year. After October 15th, brand new 4-Hers can also begin enrolling for 4-H.


Questions - call the Extension Office at 402-267-2205.

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County 4-H Calendar


  1. Volunteer Recognition nominations due - September 15
  2. Point Sheets and Diamond Clover due - September 15
  3. State 4-H Shotgun Championships & National Qualifier - September 14-15

  4. 4-H Council Meeting - September 16
  5. Shooting Sports Leader Certification Add-One Workshop - Muzzleloader - September 21
  6. National 4-H Week - October 6-12
  7. AkSarBen Stock Show - Sept 26-29
  8. 4HOnline Shut down for Maintenance - Oct 1 - Oct 15
  9. 2020 4HOnline re-enrollments and new enrollments begin - October 16th
  10. Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge Application Deadline - October 1
  11. Nebraska 4-H Achievement Trips and Awards - due October 15th
  12. Youth in Action - application due October 21st
  13. Shooting Sports Training at the Ashland Gun Club - October 26-27
  14. 4-H Achievement Program - November 3
  15. Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium - Nov. 8-10 in Lincoln
  16. 4-H Council Meeting - November 18
  17. Make it Yourself with Wool - November 23
  18. Summer Camps announced for 2020

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Ag Information & Other Opportunities:

  1. Farm Ambitions Field Day ... September 24, 2019
  2. Household Hazardous Waste Collections ... September 20, 2019
  3. Cass County Electronic Recycling Event .... September 21, 2019
  4. Free Webinar on industrial hemp regulations ... September 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

  5. Cover Crop Field Tour in Nemaha County ... September 17th between Auburn & Brownville

  6. Hort Update
  7. Gardening articles by Sarah Browning
  8. Recorded Webinar and info on "Hunting Leases" with vital information for landowners
  9. Nebraska Extension Publications ... online Library
  10. Cass County Extension Board Meeting ... October 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

  11. Become a Master Gardener ... for 2020 program, register by January 17, 2020

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4-H Pledge

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking,

My Heart to greater loyalty,

My Hands to larger service, and

My Health to better living,

For my club, my community, my country and my world!

4-H Motto

To Make the Best Better!

4-H Colors

The 4-H colors are green and white.

Green, nature's most prominent color, symbolizes growth.

The white symbolizes purity and high ideals.

Nebraska Extension Cass County

Lauren Stohlmann, Extension Educator and Unit Leader, lauren.stohlmann@unl.edu

Katie Kreuser, Extension Educator, katie.kreuser@unl.edu

Tracy Ensor, Extension Assistant, tracy.ensor@unl.edu

Sondra Buell, Office Manager, sondra.buell@unl.edu

General Mailbox, cass-county@unl.edu