4-H Friday News Blast for 3.8.19!

Day Light Savings Time Begins Sunday!

Scholarships from our 4-H Council for Cass County Summer Workshops, 4-H Summer Camp, and Travel Scholarships

Could your family use some help to afford camp, a summer workshop, or transportation to camp at Halsey? Cass County has camp, workshop, and travel scholarships that are funded by our 4-H Council, and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. Applications can be found by clicking here. To make it easy, this is a fillable form.

Deadline ... Next Friday, March 15th!


4-H Re-enrollment Deadline ... Friday March 15

4-Hers and Volunteers ... the re-enrollment deadline is March 15th

4-H’ers & Volunteers:

If you have not already done so, please re-enroll for the 2019 4-H year! Go to: https://ne.4HOnline.com to enroll or re-enroll. You must use Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Be sure to enroll in every project you plan to take. NOTE: This year, 4HOnline does NOT carry projects over from one year to the next. Be sure to add any project in which you want to participate. You must be enrolled by March 15th. Questions? Call the Extension Office 402-267-2205.

VOLUNTEERS: When enrolling or re-enrolling in 4-H, please be sure to choose a Volunteer Project at the very bottom of the drop down list. It should say “Volunteer” in front of it.

Enrollment Options:

Families/Youth have the option to enroll in 4-H in more than one county. Families do not need to enroll in 4-H in the county in which they reside only in the county/counties they plan to participate in. Youth CANNOT enroll in the same project in two different counties. (EX: A family could take the Archery project in one county and Market Beef project in another county. A family cannot take the Market Beef project in both counties.)

Families/Youth also have the option to enroll in more than one 4-H club. Enrollment in a club indicates your desire to participate in the club. The Online Software and the Office require you to choose a Primary Club. Each year you will need to delete clubs you no longer want to be a part of.

Brand New 4-Hers:

Brand new 1st year kids can enroll in 4-H anytime, but have to be enrolled by June 15th to exhibit at the County Fair.

Add/Drop Projects:

4-Hers have up until June 15th to add or drop projects for 2019. After June 15th, they will not be able to enter exhibits into the county fair.


Local County Speech Contest

Entries Due April 8th


Sent of Behalf of Nebraska Wheat Growers Association ...

March is Bake & Take month, a time when wheat organizations encourage others to bake a wheat goods and share it with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and shut-ins.

In honor of the month, the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) is again sponsoring recipe cards for any 4-H groups or other organizations that wish to participate. This year’s recipes are sweet and salty Oreos and fruit pizza.

A copy of the recipe cards can be found here. You can print copies as you wish or request free postcard versions from the NWB office.

More information can be found on their website at: wheat.board@nebraska.gov.

Cass County 4-H Summer Intership

Send a cover letter and resume to the Cass County Extension Office. The deadline is April 1, 2019. Click here for details about the job.


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Cass County 4-Hers are invited to the Storm Chasers Baseball Game ...

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On-line Cat Club

The next meeting for the 4-H Online Cat Club will be next Thursday March 14, 2019. This month they will be discussing Training. The meeting will start at 6pm. Go to: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club


YQCA Training Sessions: Face-2-Face Training or On-line Training

For YQCA information, visit our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/yqca-youth-for-the-quality-care-of-animals/

4-H members, age 8 and up, who take livestock projects which produce food products (Pigs, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Market Rabbits, and Poultry) need to receive certification in these areas each year. Deadline to complete this certification is June 15th.

Go to www.yqca.org and sign up for a face-to-face training (Brett Kreifels will be teaching again this year) or do the training on-line. Dates are listed on the YQCA link. For the face-to-face training, juniors will begin at 6:00 pm and Intermediates & Seniors will begins at 7:30 pm.


Spring Rabbit Show

Each year Lancaster County 4-H hosts a Spring Rabbit Show. This year it will be Saturday, April 27th beginning at 9:00 am. Check out the details by clicking here.


21st Annual Seward Calf Classic

The 21st Annual Seward Calf Classic will be held April 13th, 2019 at the Seward County Fairgrounds. For complete show details click here. This show is sanctioned by the Junior Nebraska Cattlemen and Staplehurst Livestock 4-H Club.

The ShowDown in Grant 2019

"The Showdown in Grant," a prospect show for Breeding Heifers, Market Heifers, and Market Steers, will be held April 13th at the Perkins Count Fairgrounds. For all the details, click here.


Did you see the story ... Head, Heart, Health, Hands, HEROS!

Did you see the story about 2 little California girls, lost for 2 day, but then found! They used survival skills they learned in 4-H! That's a huge testimony to the depth of educational skills 4-H has to offer. See the story at https://go.unl.edu/59gq

Check the calendars below ...

County 4-H Calendar

2019 Cass County 4-H Calendar

Livestock DNA envelopes - now available a the Extension Office

YQCA website open for livestock certification

Mar 13 - Interviews for new Cass County 4-H & Youth Extension Educator

Mar 15 .... Deadline to re-enroll for 4-H at https://ne.4HOnline.com, Enrollment Instruction, Pick Your Project

March 15 - Deadline for application for camp/workshop/travel scholarships

March 16 .... Deadline to purchase tickets to the Storm Chasers Baseball Game

March 16 .... Deadline for NACEB Scholarship

April 1 .... Deadline for Summer Intern Applications

April 1 ... Deadline for Weeping Water Whiz Kidz Scholarship

April 6-7 .... Shooting Sports Leader Certification (deadline to register March 27)

April 15 .... Cass County 4-H Speech Contest

April 25 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Cass County

May 6 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Otoe County

June 3 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Cass County

June 6 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Otoe County

June 15 ... 4-H Day Camp for kids 6-11

July 1-2 ... Tractor Safety Training at Cass County Extension Office

Aug 7-10 .... Cass County Fair 2019


State 4-H Calendar:

Registrations for Summer 4-H Camp - website now open, earlybird deadline April 15th

CWF 2020 ( Citizen's Washington Focus) - applications still be taken

March 14 - On line Cat Club - 6 pm

March 16 - Poultry Judging Clinic - Lincoln

March 24 - 3rd Annual Tack Swap & Fun Run Jackpot in Central City

Mar 30 - Companion Animal Event at UNL

Mar 30 - Nebraska 4-H Horse Stampede

April 6 - 4-H Dog Clinic called "Kids K9 Clinic" in Lincoln

April 13 - Beef Progress Show in Grant

April 13 - Calf Classic in Seward

Apr 15 - Early bird registration due date for Summer 4-H Camp

Apr 27 - Spring Rabbit Show in Lincoln

Apr 29 - Next Chapter Statewide Celebration (corrected date from UNL)

June 5 - Northeast Nebraska Horse Show

July 8-12 - NAYI

June of 2020 - Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C.

Nebraska 4-H Event Calendar

Statewide Events and Opportunities


Ag Information & Other Opportunities:


Nebraska Extension Cass County

Katie Kreuser, Extension Educator, Interim Unit Leader, 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