4-H Friday NewsBlast

01/15/2021

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‼2020 Awards and Fair Premiums ‼

EVERYONE WHO STILL HAS PREMIUM FUNDS/AWARDS AT THE OFFICE HAS BEEN EMAILED!


We still have premium money and awards that need picked up. If you are unable to pick up your awards or premium money, but someone has offered to pick them up for you, you must fill out an authorization form. Please email Tammy @ tcavanaugh2@unl.edu to request access to the form. AWARDS AND PREMIUMS NOT PICKED UP OR ARRANGEMENTS MADE TO PICK UP BY JANUARY 31, 2021 WILL BE DONATED BACK TO 4-H!

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4-H Summer Intern

Cass County Extension Office is seeking a 2021 4-H intern to work in our office during the summer - May 24th through August 16th. Send cover letter and resume to: Lauren Stohlmann lstohlmann2@unl.edu OR mail Cass County Extension Office, Attn: Lauren Stohlmann, 8400 144th Street, Suite 100, Weeping Water, NE 68463. Deadline for submission is Sunday, February 7th. More information can be found at Cass County 2021 summer Intern

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Winter Fun Pack

Looking for something to do while school is out for a long weekend? Check out the 4-H Winter Fun Pack! With four days-worth of activities, this hands-on learning packet is bound to keep your school-aged kids occupied and active while out of school. You can access the free resources here: https://4h.unl.edu/winter-fun-pack

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Youth in Action Awards

    • Applications for the 2022 4-H Youth in Action awards are now open! This awards program, coordinated by National 4-H Council, recognizes four outstanding young people ages 15-19 making meaningful impacts in their communities. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship, an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. for National 4-H Council’s Legacy Awards, a personal promotional video showcasing their 4-H impact story, and much more! Learn more and apply at go.unl.edu/4hyia.

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Nebraska 4-H 2021 Summer Camps


We have exciting news! Registration for Summer Camp 2021 is now OPEN! Check out our exciting 4 and 5 day overnight camp offerings at the NEBRASKA STATE 4-H CAMP in Halsey! Charter bus transportation option offered select weeks from Lincoln (UNL East Campus) and Grand Island (Raising Nebraska)! Register by Jan. 31st to receive 10% off per session! Use code: EARLYBIRD21


See full camp descriptions and register online: https://4h.unl.edu/camps-centers/summer-camp/schedule

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2021 Annual Cornhusker Jr/Sr High School Shoot

Attention Shotgun participants: The annual Cornhusker Jr/Sr High School Shoot is scheduled for April 29, 30 and May 1, 2021. To participate in this shoot, youth must enroll or re-enroll in the 4-H Shotgun project by March 1, 2021. Contact Tracy at tracy.ensor@unl.edu if you have questions.

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YEAR END CLUB TREASURER'S REPORTS

Don't forget to complete your Year End Club Treasurer's Report! They are due January 31, 2021 Click here to complete your clubs report! You can email your report to Tammy @ tcavanaugh2@unl.edu or bring it by the Extension Office.

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4-H Leader Training February 2nd

Attention all 4-H Leaders! We are having 4-H Leader training Feb 2, 2021 at 6pm at the Cass County Extension office. Please click here to RSVP. Please contact Lauren @ lauren.stohlmann@unl.edu if you have any questions😊

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👉Get Enrolled Today👈

4HOnline is now up and ready for you to enroll! Remember you must enroll every year! Be sure to enroll your Clover Kids also. Please email Tammy @ tcavanaugh2@unl.com if you have any questions.

**Sign up for the Special Garden Project while you are enrolling! 👇

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2021 Nebraska 4-H Special Garden Project

The 2021 Nebraska 4-H special gardening project is focused on the tasty Hakurei Turnip! These are not your grandmother’s turnips. Hakurei is a white salad turnip that is smooth, round, and at its best when harvested under 2 inches. The roots can be eaten raw or cooked and the tops can also be cooked. The special gardening project offers 4-H members an opportunity to grow fun and unusual projects in their gardens. Sign up when you enroll in 4-H at 4HOnline.

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2021 PICK A PROJECT NOW AVAILABLE

👈How to Pick A Project in 4HOnline:

Sometimes it is difficult to know which project to choose when registering in 4HOnline. The Pick Your Project resource can help! Using this searchable, web-based tool, users can search for projects by keywords, curriculum areas, knowledge levels, and geographic levels that link to 4HOnline projects. Curriculum and resources are directly linked within each of the fairbook entries within the new Nebraska State Fair 4-H Fairbook.

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Special Agronomy Project

The Nebraska Extension Special Agronomy Project gives 4-H members an opportunity to experience a crop that is grown, was grown or has the potential to be grown in Nebraska. Youth participate by receiving seed and resources to grow the crop, research traits of the crop and determine the viability of that crop in the part of the state they live. The project allows 4-H members interested in agronomy to grow something fun, new, and different.

To kick-off the inaugural year of the special agronomy project, youth will explore teosinte. The plant looks and is very similar to corn, in fact it is believed to be the wild ancestor of today's corn! More details: Special Agronomy Project

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2021 Cass County 4-H Calendar

We have the 2021 Cass County 4-H Calendar updated and ready for you! Please remember dates are subject to change. You can find the calendar here:2021 Cass County 4-H Calendar or click the picture👉

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Innovative Youth Corn Challenge 2.0

The Nebraska Innovative Youth Corn Challenge is approaching its tenth-year engaging youth in crop science-based education. The Innovative Youth Corn Challenge (IYCC) was created as a partnership between the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Extension. Over $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded. More information can be found at: https://cropwatch.unl.edu/youth/cornchallenge

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Animal Science: Inspiring Your Future Scholarship Contest

This is the inaugural year for the Animal Science: Inspiring Your Future Scholarship Contest and we will be awarding ten $5000 scholarships. We want students to tell us their digital story about an individual or animal who has inspired them to pursue an education and career in animal science. This can be done via video, essay, pictures, a combination of those things, or really any medium that allows them to comfortably express themselves. The website link is below that lists out the contest details and link to apply and submit their digital story. All entries must be submitted by Noon on February 15th!

More details at: https://animalscience.unl.edu/Inspiring-Your-Future-Scholarship-Competition

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2021 4-H Horse Stampede Contest

We have made some changes to our 4-H Horse Stampede contest for the 2021 year in accommodation with health restrictions and guidelines. More information can be found at: https://4h.unl.edu/horse/stampede

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Nebraska Cattleman's Classic

We hope that you'll join us in Kearney, NE on February 13th for another great contest at the Nebraska Cattleman's Classic. One thing to note again is that it will be official dress and the entry deadline is February 5th. More details can be found here: https://cattlemens.org/index.php

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YQCA TRAINING

It's never to early to get your YQCA training out of the way! Click the picture and get started today! Please email your certificate to Tammy @ tcavanaugh2@unl.edu, drop them off at the Cass County Extension Office or mail them in!

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📣SHOUT OUTS📣

Know a Cass County 4-H'er that is doing good things, competing in events? working to be better? Let us know we would love to give them a "SHOUT OUT"! You can email Tammy @ tcavanaugh2@unl.edu .

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Joke of the Week 😁

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4-H Calendar


4-H Calendar - Be sure to check often for updates!


  1. January 31, 2021 - Year End Treasurers Reports Due - REQUIRED
  2. February 1-29, 2021 Nebraska 4-H Month
  3. February 2, 2021 4-H Leader Training 6pm @ the Extension Office
  4. February 9, 2021 YQCA in person training 6:30pm-7:30pm (sign up required)
  5. June 14, 2021 - District 4-H Horse Show - Scottsbluff
  6. June 15, 2021 - Statewide Enrollment Deadline
  7. June 15, 2021 - ALL Animal ID sheets due & county only horse ID/level testing
  8. June 15, 2021 - 4-H YQCA Testing complete and turned in to Extension Office
  9. June 15, 2021 - District 4-H Horse Show - Burwell
  10. June 16, 2021 - District 4-H Horse Show - Columbus
  11. June 17, 2021 - District 4-H Horse Show - Lincoln
  12. June 18, 2021 - District 4-H Horse Show - McCook
  13. June 28-29, 2021 - Life Challenge
  14. June 28-29,2021 - Premier Animal Science Event (PASE)
  15. June 30, 2021 - State 4-H Public Speaking Contest
  16. July 10-14, 2021 - Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo
  17. August 7, 2021 - Fairgrounds clean up - Livestock buildings and grounds
  18. August 8, 2021 - Static Exhibit Entry Day
  19. August 9, 2021 - Judging day for static Exhibits
  20. August 11-14, 2021 - Cass County Fair
  21. August 14, 2021 - 4-H Livestock Auction

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

Tammy Cavanaugh, 4-H Support Staff, tcavanaugh2@unl.edu

Sandy Prall, Office Manager, sprall2@unl.edu

General Mailbox, cass-county@unl.edu

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