4-H Friday News Blast for 11.01.19
Achievement Program and Party is Sunday!
The Achievement Program and Party is in two days...
- 2:00 Games, including Bingo, checkers, shoots and ladders, etc. and an AWESOME Cake Walk (bring a cake or some other goodies if you can; we'll need lots of cakes)
- 3:00 The Awards Program
- 3:45 A huge, delicious, make-your-mouth-happy Ice Cream bar.
Remember - Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd. Set you clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.
2020 4-H Council Members
Photos on Sunday
All 4-Hers and 2019 4-H Adult Council Members
Job Opportunity at the Extension Office
Position description including responsibilities, required skills, starting pay, and preferred experiences is available online at https://go.unl.edu/0cqt
Submit cover letter and resume to the Cass County Extension Office by November 4th. References will be requested after further review. Applications can be mailed to Cass County Extension 8400 144th Street Suite 100, Weeping Water, NE 68463 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Scholarship Applications
Take note: The 1st application is to the Extension Office by December 1st.
If you have any questions, please contact us at the Extension Office. at 402-267-2205 or email@example.com.
Shooting Sports Instructors:
Please fill out your annual instructor report by November 22nd in order to maintain discipline certification. You should have received an email with a link to the reporting form. If you need the link again, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and she can forward you the link. Thank you for your assistance with this effort!
It's time to re-enroll for the 2019-2020 4-H year. The enrollment site is open!
- Leaders, volunteers and 4-Hers who were enrolled in 4-H this past year, need to re-enroll for next year.
- Anyone new to 4-H needs to enroll.
When it comes time to select projects, take a look at this website called 4-H Pick Your Project.
Take a look at the notes below for step-by-step guides to walk you through the process of enrollment and re-enrollment:
Equine News from the State Office ...
Take note: There are some new horse workshops planned for 2020, so mark your calendars as you plan for next year.
- The annual Horse Judging School is March 7th, 2020. Continue reading about it here ...
- An Adult/Leader Advancement Level Workshop is Sunday, March 8th, 2020. Continue reading about it here ...
- A Youth 3 & 4 Advancement level Workshop is March 8th, 2020 (day after the horse judging school). Continue reading about it here ....
Questions? Contact these people at the state office: Dr. Lena Luck (email@example.com) or Grace Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Kathy Anderson (email@example.com)
UNL announces ... 4-H Horse Stampede
UNL announces ... 2020 4-H Companion Animal Challenge
4-Hers who exhibited at the Nebraska State Fair, read this from the state office ...
The Nebraska 4-H Foundation has begun sending award checks to 4-H’ers who participated in the Nebraska State Fair. As a reminder, here is the process:
- Since the Nebraska State Fair, 4-H’ers have been sending the Foundation their “donor thank you” letters. The Foundation has mailed these thank you letters to the many donors who fund these awards.
- Once we have been given approval by the State 4-H Office, the Foundation sends award checks to the 4-H’ers who have completed their donor thank you letter. If a 4-H’er fails to send a thank you note to their donor, we will not send an award check to the 4-H’er.
- We will be processing hundreds of awards checks over the next three weeks. As you can imagine, It takes time to process this many award checks.
If you have questions or need additional information, don’t hesitate to call or email. We’re always glad to hear from you!
Nebraska 4-H Foundation
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
210 Mussehl Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0719
National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf Program
It is again time for 4-H Members interested in the cattle industry to apply for the National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf program. Currently, Nebraska has 12 participants in the 2019-20 CAC program. It is an educational opportunity that develops skills that will be used throughout their careers.
Applications are online at nationalwestern.com/catch-a-calf-program/ with a signature form that must be completed and sent to NWSS no later than December 1, 2019.
County 4-H Calendar
- VOTE for 4-H Council ... November 1 - Voting closes at 1:00 pm.
- 4HOnline re-enrollment is now open. Go to https://ne.4HOnline.com
- 4-H Achievement Party at the EXPO - November 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Prudential Spirit of Community Awards application due: November 5th spirit.prudential.com
- Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium - Nov. 8-10 in Lincoln
- 4-H Council Meeting - November 18
- Shooting Sports Instructors Reports Due - November 22
- Make it Yourself with Wool - November 23
- National Catch-a-Calf applications due: December 1st
Looking into the New Year ...
- Summer Camps announced for 2020
- 2020 Horse Judging School - March 7th
- 2020 Adult/Leader Equine Advancement Level Workshop - March 8th
- 2020 Equine 4-H Youth 3 & 4 Advancement Level Workshop - March 8th
- 4-H Horse Stampede - March 28th at UNL
- 4-H Companion Animal Challenge - March 28th
Ag Information & Other Opportunities:
- Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Annual Conference ... Nov 2 in Curtis, NE
- Ag Land Transition/Estate Planning Workshops ... Nov 20 | Dec 4 | Dec 10 in Weeping Water
- October Ag Line Newsletter
- Hort Update
- Gardening articles by Sarah Browning (New articles posted almost every week)
- Recorded Webinar and info on "Hunting Leases" with vital information for landowners
- Nebraska Extension Publications ... online Library
Become a Master Gardener ... for 2020 program, register by January 17, 2020
4-H Mission Statement
4-H Empowers youth to reach their full potential,
working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
The 4-H Vision
A world in which youth and adults
learn, grow and work together
as catalysts for positive change.
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!
To Make the Best Better!
The 4-H colors are green and white.
Green, nature's most prominent color, symbolizes growth.
The white symbolizes purity and high ideals.
The official 4-H Emblem is a clover with four leaves and an "H" on each leaf.
The clover's stem must point to the right as you look at the image.
The 4-H Emblem is not a plan four-leaf clover.
The 18 USC 707 notice is part of the Emblem.
Nebraska Extension Cass County
Lauren Stohlmann, Extension Educator and Unit Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Kreuser, Extension Educator, email@example.com
Tracy Ensor, Extension Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sondra Buell, Office Manager, email@example.com
General Mailbox, firstname.lastname@example.org