4-H Friday News Blast for 05/24

Extension Office will be closed Monday for Memorial Day

Embryology Kits

If you/your family plans to participate in the 4-H summer embryology experience, please get your registration form to the office ASAP. First come first serve for the eggs!

Summer Embryology starts June 4th. Read about it in the summer workshop brochure (found below).


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Horse Fun Show Rescheduled due to heavy rainfall .... Moved to Saturday, July 20th

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Help us Welcome Harlee Brauckmuller - Cass County's new 4-H Summer Intern

Stop in to the office to say hello and introduce yourself to our new 4-H Summer Intern. Harlee will work in the Cass County Extension Office through county fair time. We are happy to have her here! Welcome, Harlee!


KUDOS to our Cass County Kids

Wow - the Cass County kids did a fantastic job at the Southeast Public Speaking Contest. Click here to keep reading and see the results ...


KUDOS to Cass County seniors who won local 4-H scholarships! Good luck in college!


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

Information about all of this can be found on our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/livestock-information-for-cass-county/


YQCA Face-to-Face Training will be here at the Cass County office on June 3rd!

Register for the class on the YQCA website...click here.


Progress Show, Clinics, and Workshops around the state! There are TOO MANY to list them all here.

Go to our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/project-announcements/ Look under your species/project area and see what interests you. Questions - call the 4-H Office at 402-267-2205.


Cass County Shooting Sports Workshop, Learning from a Certified 4-H Instructor

Good news! For 4-Hers taking a Shooting Sports Project, but not enrolled in a Shooting Sports Club, we are providing a way for you to get the 10 hours of required certified instruction needed before participating in a shooting sports contest. Come to the Extension Office on June 3rd, June 10, and June 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

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. tracy.ensor@unl.edu



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 cass-county@unl.edu 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

Study the 4-H Fairbook and firm up what projects you are taking by June 15th. Go to https://ne.4HOnline.com to view the fairbook, and see what exhibit options you have. 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.

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 sshepherd3@unl.edu


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

July 20 ... Bridle and Saddle 4-H Club hosts Horse Fun Day scheduled date. Held at the fairgrounds

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




Nebraska Extension Cass County

Katie Kreuser, Extension Educator, katie.kreuser@unl.edu

Tracy Ensor, Extension Assistant, tracy.ensor@unl.edu

Sondra Buell, Office Manager, sondra.buell@unl.edu

Harlee Brauckmuller, 4-H Summer Intern, harlee.brauckmuller@huskers.unl.edu

General Mailbox, cass-county@unl.edu