4-H Friday News Blast for 6-07-2019

Our New Educator is Lauren Stohlmann - WELCOME!


Welcome to our new Extension Educator and Unit Leader

We are thrilled to have you meet our new Extension Educator and Unit Leader, Lauren Stohlmann. She started this past week, and we are glad she is here! Stop by the office, get introduced, and chat a bit.

June 15th deadlines are --- NEXT WEEK!

Livestock ID's sheets, EID tags, Scrapie tags, DNA envelopes and purebred's registration papers all due on or before June 15th

  • You can purchase EID tags for your livestock at the Extension Office, they are $2.00 each
  • Clover Kid animals must also have tags/ear notches/tattoos.
  • Sheep and Goats do not need EID tags, they need scrapies tags
  • Rabbits need tattoos for identification
  • If you have livestock, you will need a premises ID #. Go to: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/adt/premises.html Bring # to the Extension Office.
  • ID sheets can be found on our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/animal-id-sheets/or you can pick them up at the Extension Office
  • DNA envelopes are due June 15th.
  • YQCA training is due June 15. Bring your certificates to the office.

Information about all of this can be found on our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/livestock-information-for-cass-county/


July 15th is the NEXT deadline!

The County Fair Pre-Entry Deadline


New this year ... Contest pre-entry on-line ... Due July 15th

If you are participating in any of the following contests, you will need to register online:

  • Presentations,
  • Table Setting,
  • Shooting Sports, or
  • Tractor Driving
  • Those participating in Performing Arts have the option for either online or paper form.

Fashion Show participants will still use a paper form due to the narration, photo, and/or fabric samples required.

See the Pre-Entry Forms on our website for more information.


Livestock Online registration is OPEN

This registration is for livestock projects you are exhibiting at the county fair. Register online at https://cass.fairwire.com/. Directions and FAQs available at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/showorks-entry-instructions-for-livestock-entries/.

Registration deadline for livestock you are bringing to the fair is July 15th.

Dogs, cats, and ferrets must submit vaccine certifications by July 15th.


Progress Show, Clinics, and Workshops around the state! There are TOO MANY to list them all here.

Go to our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/project-announcements/ Look under your species/project area and see what interests you. Questions - call the 4-H Office at 402-267-2205.


Cass County Summer W-O-R-K-S-H-O-P-S

This question pops up frequently ... do you have to be in 4-H to come to a 4-H workshop? The answer is no - all kids are invited to register and attend!

Workshops Next week ...

June 12th

June 13th

Babysitting Workshop in Cass County

Due to popular demand, we have added a babysitting workshop to our summer workshop series! Sign up for the 4-H Babysitting workshop being held June 24th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. See the flyer below for more information and contact Tracy to sign up.
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Clover Kid Activities

Ohio State has awesome resources we can use with our Clover Kids. Go to their website at: http://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/

The suggested summer activity is called "Laying a Foundation for Mental Health Conversations with Cloverbud Members"

If you visit their website, browse their past issues. I know you'll find something you can use!

Check the calendars below ...

County 4-H Calendar

Enrollment Website

2019 Cass County 4-H Calendar

Livestock DNA envelopes

YQCA website

July 20 ... Bridle and Saddle 4-H Club hosts Horse Fun Day scheduled date. Held at the fairgrounds

June 9 ... 33rd Annual Papio Valley 4-H Show (Beef, Goat, and Sheep) ... Springfield, NE

June 12 ... Colossal Cookies at Extension Office

June 13 ... Bees Workshops

June 15 ... Adventure Camp at EN4HC

June 15 .... New deadline for beef DNA for state fair

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

June 19 ... Clover Kid Workshops (one in the morning, one in the afternoon)

June 20 ... Showing your Dog Workshop at Extension Office

June 21 ... OJO De Dios workshop at Extension Office

June 25-26 ... Community Service at Extension Office

June 25 ... Quilts of Valor Quilting at Extension Office

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

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



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Ag Information & Other Opportunities:


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

Harlee Brauckmuller, 4-H Summer Intern, harlee.brauckmuller@huskers.unl.edu

General Mailbox, cass-county@unl.edu