4-H Friday News Blast for May 3rd
April Showers Bring May Flowers!
Horse Project Deadlines - May 10th
- May 10th - deadline for Horse ID's (these are on-line at: https://go.unl.edu/si7c)
- May 10th - deadline for Horse Level Testing (Continue reading here for Horse Project Level Testing study guides ...)
- May 10th - deadline for District and State Horse Show Entries (Continue reading here for info on the District Horse Show ....)
Bring your paperwork into the Cass County Extension Office. Note: If you don't make it to the Extension Office before close, you can put your id sheets in the drop box by the front door. Thank you!
Want to learn more about the Nebraska 4-H Horse Program? Go to https://4h.unl.edu/horse
YQCA training Monday evening in Otoe County - May 6th
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) (for pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, market rabbits and poultry) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.
The next face-to-face training (vs on-line training) will be held Monday, May 6 at the Otoe County Fairgrounds. Livestock exhibitors must pre-register and pre-pay online at yqca.org before you come to the training.
4-H Summer Workshops
You are Invited ... Tomorrow!
4-H Bake Sale at Weeping Water
- Friday, May 3rd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and
- Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Stop by to support them and purchase some goodies!
Fair Book and Fair Calendar
Take a look. Think about what projects you are taking and look at all the exhibit options. If you want to add a project(s), you can do that up until June 15th and still exhibit at the County Fair.
Love Horses and Love Having Fun? Check this out ...
Our friends in the Northern Mariana Islands are working hard! But here in Nebraska, we know it’s not over until it’s over. Help us regain the lead and claim the top prize of $20,000 to help support 4-H disaster recovery here in our state.
100% of any winnings that Nebraska 4-H earns from this year’s Raise Your Hand campaign will be used to support 4-H flood and disaster recovery efforts here in our state! Winnings will be put towards the new 4-H’ers Helping 4-H’ers program which is designed to help 4-H’ers following a major disaster, such as flood, tornado, loss of home due to fire, or serious illness.
Go to https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/ and enter your vote for 4-H! Thank you.
Disaster Recovery 4-H Volunteer Guide
Disaster recovery efforts are underway following the spring flooding in Nebraska this year. If your 4-H club has been invited to help with a cleanup or recovery project, please look through the following “4-H Volunteer Guide for Disaster Recovery” that aims to help you facilitate a successful event and minimize potential risks for you and your club members. Thank you for your service to our state, county, and communities! https://go.unl.edu/094x
If you club chooses to volunteer in some cleanup or recovery project, wear your 4-H t-shirts!
New Staff Members in Cass County Extension
Lauren Stolhmann will be our new 4-H and Youth Extension Educator and Unit Leader. She will begin in early June. Click here to continue reading ....
Harlee Brauckmuller will be our new 4-H Summer Intern. She will begin in mid-May. Click here to continue reading ....
Check the calendars below ...
County 4-H Calendar
Livestock DNA envelopes - now available at the Extension Office
YQCA website open for livestock certification
Okra Seeds for Special Garden Project ... ready for pick up at the Extension Office
May 3-4 ... Bake Sale at Weeping Water hosted by Weeping Water Whiz Kidz 4-H Club
May 4 ... Spaghetti Feed hosted by the Bridle and Saddle 4-H Club
May 6 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Otoe County
May 9 ... On-line Cat Club
May 10 ... All Horse ID's, level testing, and District Entries are due
May 13 ... Equine Webinar Series
May 16 .... Southeast District 4-H Public Speaking Contest
June 3 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Cass County
June 6 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Otoe County
June 15 .... New deadline for beef DNA for state fair
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, early-bird deadline April 15th.
CWF 2020 (Citizen's Washington Focus) - applications still be taken.
May 29 - Horse Judging Contest in Ericson, NE
May 31 - Swine Jackpot - Seward County Fairgrounds
June 5 - Northeast Nebraska Horse Show
June 5 - 4-H Plant Science Contests
June 16 - Platte County Swine Progress Show
June 29 - Rabbit Progress Show/Clinic in Burchard, NE
June 29 - Chase County Classic 4-H Horse Show in Imperial, NE
June 29 - Dairy Goat Show in Clay Center, NE
July 8-12 - NAYI
June of 2020 - Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C.
Ag Information & Other Opportunities:
- Changing Lawn Fertilization Recommendations ... May 5, 2019
- New Hort Update Extension Newsletter: Published April 25, 2019
- Ag Line Newsletter ... by Gary Lesoing, Nemaha County Extension Educator
- Flood information ... from UNL
- Staying Connected During Tough Times ... Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and their Families
- Cornhusker Economics - Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values ... updated March 2019
- Recorded session from first Land Management Quarterly
- Beef Watch UNL ... archives
- Workshop - "Made in the Shade - Trees for Nebraska Landscapes" ... June 4th
- Workshops - "Troubleshooting the Landscape" ... June 13th
- Geoscience Field Trip for Nebraska High School Juniors and Seniors (it's FREE!) ... July 12-22, 2019
- Nebraska Extension Publications ... online Library
Nebraska Extension Cass County
Katie Kreuser, Extension Educator, Interim Unit Leader, email@example.com
Tracy Ensor, Extension Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sondra Buell, Office Manager, email@example.com
General Mailbox, firstname.lastname@example.org