4-H Friday News Blast for 05/24
Extension Office will be closed Monday for Memorial Day
Horse Fun Show Rescheduled due to heavy rainfall .... Moved to Saturday, July 20th
KUDOS to Cass County seniors who won local 4-H scholarships! Good luck in college!
Kate Zakaras and Mickayla Larsen won the Freel Lepert Scholarship, presented by Bryan Freel.
Morgan Mills won the Weeping Water Whiz Kids Scholarship, presented by Reneé Thakur.
Morgan Mills and Kate Zakaras won the David Knabe Memorial Scholarship, presented by John Knabe.
June 15th - June 15th - June 15 - Don't miss this deadline!
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.
- 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/livestock-information-for-cass-county/ or you can pick them up at the Extension Office
- DNA envelopes are due June 15th.
- YQCA training is due June 15
Information about all of this can be found on our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/livestock-information-for-cass-county/
Progress Show, Clinics, and Workshops around the state! There are TOO MANY to list them all here.
Cass County Shooting Sports Workshop, Learning from a Certified 4-H Instructor
Read more details about this opportunity in the Summer Workshop Brochure. This is coming right up, so please register ASAP.
If your 4-H Club plans to hold a fundraiser this summer, it must be approved by 4-H Council before being advertised to the public. The 4-H Council meets again on Monday, July 15th at 7 pm. Please plan ahead for the meetings, and email your proposed flier along with your request to be on the agenda to Tracy at least 10 days before the requested meeting date. Thank you. email@example.com
PASE (Premier Animal Science Event) and Life Challenge contests are quickly approaching! These state-level two-day events are scheduled for June 17-18 at UNL East Campus. PASE events include Livestock/Meats/Poultry judging contests, Livestock Skill-a-thon, and Livestock Quiz Bowl. Life Challenge events include Foods and Nutrition, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Human Development contests. Open to students 4-H age 10 and older and pre-registration is required. To preregister, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the following information: name, contest(s) entering, and team name(s) if applicable. Lunch is provided, so any dietary restrictions are also needed. To learn more about each event and all the contests available to choose from, visit https://4h.unl.edu/pase and https://4h.unl.edu/life-challenge. Registration deadline is June 3rd.
June 15th is also the Deadline to Add and/or Drop 4-H Projects
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.
FYI - The Open Class Fairbook is also ready. You can get one at the Extension Office.
Scholarship Opportunity for 4-H and FFA Students
Attention all 4-H and FFA students in their junior and senior years of high school! Midwest Messenger has a great opportunity for FFA and 4-H students who plan to attend college to pursue a degree in agriculture, journalism or communications. Continue reading here ...
Do you have 4-H projects or property affected by the floods?
The Nebraska 4-H Foundation has created a Flood Relief Fund to support children, youth and families impacted by the recent storms and floods.
The 4-H’ers Helping 4-H’ers Fund offers not only a giving opportunity to help 4-H’ers and their family members, but also provides an opportunity for individual 4-H’ers or 4-H Clubs or Councils to apply for financial assistance to replace 4-H projects or property lost or damaged in the flood.
Information on both funds is available on the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website: www.ne4hfoundation.org
If you have questions or need additional information, please call or email Stu Shepherd at email@example.com
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
June 3 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Cass County
June 3 ... BB Gun and Air Rifle Clinic at Extension Office
June 4 ... Pick up Embryology kits at Extension Office
June 5 ... Award Application Updates at Extension Office
June 6 .... YQCA Face-to-Face Training at Otoe County
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
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
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 9 - 33rd Annual Papio Valley 4-H Show (Beef, Goat, and Sheep) ... Springfield, NE
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:
- Flood information ... from UNL
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Ensor, Extension Assistant, email@example.com
Sondra Buell, Office Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harlee Brauckmuller, 4-H Summer Intern, email@example.com
General Mailbox, firstname.lastname@example.org