4-H Friday News Blast!
March 1, 2019
Scholarships from our 4-H Council for Cass County Summer Workshops, 4-H Summer Camp, and Travel Scholarships
Could your family use some help to afford camp, a summer workshop, or transportation to camp at Halsey? Cass County has camp, workshop, and travel scholarships that are funded by our 4-H Council, and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. Applications can be found by clicking here. To make it easy, this is a fillable form.
You asked, we delivered! There is a NEW, unadvertised Adventure Day Camp experience for youth ages 6-11 at the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center on June 15th from 10:00 to 4:00! Cost is $35 per person, and adult chaperones are encouraged (but not required) to attend! See all the details and register at: https://go.unl.edu/if9o. This session is also eligible for our local camp scholarships.
Thank you to the Hamma Lamma Slammers 4-H Club for sponsoring this event!
4-Hers and Volunteers ... the re-enrollment deadline is March 15th
4-H’ers & Volunteers:
If you have not already done so, please re-enroll for the 2019 4-H year! Go to: https://ne.4HOnline.com to enroll or re-enroll. You must use Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Be sure to enroll in every project you plan to take. NOTE: This year, 4HOnline does NOT carry projects over from one year to the next. Be sure to add any project in which you want to participate. You must be enrolled by March 15th. Questions? Call the Extension Office 402-267-2205.
VOLUNTEERS: When enrolling or re-enrolling in 4-H, please be sure to choose a Volunteer Project at the very bottom of the drop down list. It should say “Volunteer” in front of it.
Families/Youth have the option to enroll in 4-H in more than one county. Families do not need to enroll in 4-H in the county in which they reside only in the county/counties they plan to participate in. Youth CANNOT enroll in the same project in two different counties. (EX: A family could take the Archery project in one county and Market Beef project in another county. A family cannot take the Market Beef project in both counties.)
Families/Youth also have the option to enroll in more than one 4-H club. Enrollment in a club indicates your desire to participate in the club. The Online Software and the Office require you to choose a Primary Club. Each year you will need to delete clubs you no longer want to be a part of.
Brand New 4-Hers:
Brand new 1st year kids can enroll in 4-H anytime, but have to be enrolled by June 15th to exhibit at the County Fair.
4-Hers have up until June 15th to add or drop projects for 2019. After June 15th, they will not be able to enter exhibits into the county fair.
Send a cover letter and resume to the Cass County Extension Office. The deadline is April 1, 2019. Click here for details about the job.
Cass County 4-Hers are invited to the Storm Chasers Baseball Game ...
YQCA Training Sessions: Face-2-Face Training or On-line Training
4-H members, age 8 and up, who take livestock projects which produce food products (Pigs, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Market Rabbits, and Poultry) need to receive certification in these areas each year. Deadline to complete this certification is June 15th.
Go to www.yqca.org and sign up for a face-to-face training (Brett Kreifels will be teaching again this year) or do the training on-line. Dates are listed on the YQCA link. For the face-to-face training, juniors will begin at 6:00 pm and Intermediates & Seniors will begins at 7:30 pm.
4-H Companion Animal Challenge - Entries due today, March 8th
The Companion Animal Challenge is a set of contests for youth interested in companion animals. These contests are animal-less and test youths knowledge about companion animals. New this year to the contest are a Cat Skillathon and an essay contest. 4-H youth ages 10-18 are invited to participate.
The 4-H Companion Animal Challenge will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Animal Science Complex in Lincoln.
Contests include: Demonstration Contest, Dog Skillathon Contest, Cat Skillathon Contest, Essay Contest, Art Contest, and Photography Contest.
This event allows youth to apply their companion animal knowledge, but does not require them to have an animal.
Entries are due by March 8, 2019.
For more information and registration forms: https://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/challenge
Spring Rabbit Show
21st Annual Seward Calf Classic
The ShowDown in Grant 2019
Check the calendars below ...
Cass County Calendar 4-H Reminders:
Livestock DNA envelopes - now available a the Extension Office
YQCA website open for livestock certification
March 1 .... Deadline for Freel/Lepert Family Scholarship
March 1 .... Deadline for David Knabe Memorial Scholarship
March 15 - Deadline for application for camp/workshop/travel scholarships
March 16 .... Deadline to purchase tickets to the Storm Chasers Baseball Game
March 16 .... Deadline for NACEB Scholarship
April 1 .... Deadline for Summer Intern Applications
April 1 ... Deadline for Weeping Water Whiz Kidz Scholarship
April 15 .... Cass County 4-H Speech Contest
April 25 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Cass County
May 6 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Otoe County
June 3 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Cass County
June 6 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Otoe County
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
Nebraska Statewide 4-H Calendar:
Registrations for Summer 4-H Camp - website now open, earlybird deadline April 15th
CWF 2020 ( Citizen's Washington Focus) - applications still be taken
March 1 - Deadline for Beekeeping Essay Competition
March 1 - Horse Stampede Entries Due
March 2 - Horse Judging School
March 2 - Agronomy Day at UNL
March 8 - Companion Animal Challenge Entries due
March 16 - Poultry Judging Clinic - Lincoln
March 24 - 3rd Annual Tack Swap & Fun Run Jackpot in Central City
Mar 30 - Companion Animal Event at UNL
Mar 30 - Nebraska 4-H Horse Stampede
April 6 - 4-H Dog Clinic called "Kids K9 Clinic" in Lincoln
April 13 - Beef Progress Show in Grant
April 13 - Calf Classic in Seward
Apr 15 - Early bird registration due date for Summer 4-H Camp
Apr 27 - Spring Rabbit Show in Lincoln
Apr 29 - Next Chapter Statewide Celebration (corrected date from UNL)
June 5 - Northeast Nebraska Horse Show
July 8-12 - NAYI
June of 2020 - Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C.
Ag Information and Other Opportunities outside of 4-H:
- Staying Connected During Tough Times ... Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and their Families
- Recorded session from first Land Management Quarterly (from Feb 18th)
- Nebraska Game and Parks Help Prepare for State Shoot ... Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30
- Ag Estate and Succession Planning Workshop ... Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, Lincoln
- Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference .... March 6, Beatrice, NE
- Private Pesticide Applicator's Training ... March 7, 2019, meetings in Weeping Water, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. For more information go to the UNL Pesticide website is: https://pested.unl.edu/
- Windbreak Renovation Workshop .... March 8 in Auburn, NE
- Diversification & the Future of Farming: A Panel Discussion ... April 9 at UNL East Campus
- Landlord-Tenant Farmland Rent Meeting ... Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Lancaster Extension Ed Center, Lincoln
- BeefWatch UNL ... archives
- Nebraska Tower on the Plains Rabbit Breeders Association Spring Show ... Lincoln, NE on April 20th.
- Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Spring Affair ... April 27, Lincoln
- 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
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