4-H Friday News Blast for 10.11.19

Achievement Applications due October 15th

October 15th - Another 15th Date to Remember ... Due date for Nebraska 4-H Achievement Applications for Trips and Awards

4-H members ages 15-18 as of December 31 of the current year are eligible to participate in the state-level Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application. The application is a standard application form used for the selection of state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients.

Due date is October 15th, and more details can be found here: https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application

We encourage you to apply! Every Cass County 4-Her who applies will receive a $20.00 cash prize from the Cass County 4-H Council! It's true!


Job Opportunity at the Extension Office

Applications are now being accepted for the position of 4-H Support Staff at the Nebraska Extension Cass County Office in Weeping Water. This is a full-time County paid position, with some night and weekend hours required. Benefits include Health, Retirement, Vacation, Sick and Holidays.

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 St Suite 100 Weeping Water, NE 68463 or emailed to lstohlmann2@unl.edu.


Sunday, November 3rd from 2 - 4 pm

Every 4-Her and family is invited

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4-H Council - HURRY

It's almost time to vote! The voting link for new council members will be open October 25th. It's going to be an awesome year to be on the 4-H Council. Our new educator, Lauren Stohlmann, has some new and fun things for the council members to do! Hurry - call the office. Nominate someone, or put your own name on the ballot.

Want to know just a bit more about being a council member? Click here: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/nominations-for-4-h-council-members/

Equine Webinar Series

From the University ....

Monday, October 14th is our Equine Webinar Series with our very own Kathy Anderson! This webinar would be a great resource for Leaders, Adults, and Volunteers wanting to coach youth and/or start a judging team in their area.

The webinar will start at 6:00pm through Zoom. More information about our Equine webinar series is at https://4h.unl.edu/horse/webinar-series, anyone interested can sign up through Zoom and get our monthly updates of our webinars.

We also post updates on our UNL Horse Facebook page if you know of anyone that would like to use that as a source. These webinars are recorded and then posted on our UNL YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC05_bgS7NWWf8PBEfZh29Nw) for anyone to go back and reference previous topics.

Please encourage others to join or email me topics they would like to know more about!

Thank you,

Grace Kim, Ext Asst 4-H, UNL Animal Science




School Enrichment

Attention administrators, teachers, friends of teachers, parents, and others:

Below is a PDF of the extended learning opportunities brochure that we deliver to the schools in the county. Tracy and Lauren have revamped and they are very excited to share it with teachers and administrators in the county! This brochure includes a list of the variety of curriculum that we are offering for the 2019-2020 school year.

We welcome you to look at the curriculum available to youth in the county, and if you like what you see please talk to teachers in Cass County! We would love to interact and engage with schools in the community and it would be great if you could encourage teachers to take advantage of these opportunities.


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Re-enrollment begins October 16th

4HOnline is shut down for maintenance from October 1st through October 15th. Beginning Wednesday, October 16th, it will be open again for re-enrollment for the new 2020 4-H year. Brand-new 4-Hers can also begin enrolling for 4-H on October 16th. Go to: https://ne.4HOnline.com

Questions - call the Extension Office at 402-267-2205.


NCC - Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic Youth Livestock Judging Contest ... mark your calendar now for February 15, 2020

If you are at all interested in livestock judging, you should read about the NCC Contest happening next February. The planning team is really stepping it up, and it's going to be an extremely awesome opportunity for young livestock judges. Check it out at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/livestock-judging/


County 4-H Calendar

  1. National 4-H Week - October 6-12
  2. 4HOnline re-enrollment begins! - Oct 16th
  3. Nebraska 4-H Achievement Trips and Awards - due October 15th
  4. 2020 4HOnline re-enrollments and new enrollments begin - October 16th
  5. Youth in Action - application due October 21st
  6. Shooting Sports Training at the Ashland Gun Club - October 26-27
  7. 4-H Achievement Party at the EXPO - November 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  8. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards application due: November 5th spirit.prudential.com
  9. Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium - Nov. 8-10 in Lincoln
  10. 4-H Council Meeting - November 18
  11. Make it Yourself with Wool - November 23
  12. National Catch-a-Calf applications due: December 1st
  13. Summer Camps announced for 2020


Ag Information & Other Opportunities:

  1. Farm Ambitions Workshops ... October 29th
  2. October Ag Line Newsletter
  3. Hort Update
  4. Gardening articles by Sarah Browning
  5. Recorded Webinar and info on "Hunting Leases" with vital information for landowners
  6. Nebraska Extension Publications ... online Library
  7. Cass County Extension Board Meeting ... October 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

  8. 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.

4-H Pledge

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!

4-H Motto

To Make the Best Better!

4-H Colors

The 4-H colors are green and white.

Green, nature's most prominent color, symbolizes growth.

The white symbolizes purity and high ideals.

4-H Emblem

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, 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

General Mailbox, cass-county@unl.edu