4-H Friday News Blast for May 3rd

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Horse Project Deadlines - May 10th

May 10th is an IMPORTANT deadline for all Horse Project 4-Hers. No late entries will be accepted.



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

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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.

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4-H Summer Workshops

Everyone gets excited when we announce our 4-H Summer Workshops. Enter the dates in your calendar and sign up early! We have lots of learning to do, and lots of fun awaiting us! Keep reading to learn all about the workshops ....

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You are Invited ... Tomorrow!

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4-H Bake Sale at Weeping Water

The Weeping Water Whiz Kidz 4-H Club will be hosting a bake sale at the Weeping Water Garage Sale Days. They will be set up at the Congregational Church.


  • 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!

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Fair Book and Fair Calendar

The Cass County Fairbook is ready. You can pick up a copy at the Extension Office for $2.00, or go on-line at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/fair-and-contests/


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.

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Love Horses and Love Having Fun? Check this out ...

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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.

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Swine Progress Show

Platte County will be hosting a Swine Progress Show on Sunday, June 16th in Columbus, NE. Keep reading for more details ...

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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!

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New Staff Members in Cass County Extension

We will be welcoming two new staff members to Cass County this summer:


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

Enrollment Website

2019 Cass 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

May 24 ... Bridle and Saddle 4-H Club hosts Horse Fun Day at the fairgrounds

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

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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

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