Cuming Happenings News Update

March 18, 2016

Babysitting Clinics Offered

The pre-registration deadline, April 6, is coming up for our Babysitting Clinics! Two separate locations will offer sessions. Clinics will run from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Wisner Elementary Cafeteria
  • Tuesday's April 12, 19 and 26
Cuming County Courthouse Meeting Room
  • Wednesday's April 13, 20 and 27
  • Thursday's April 14, 21 and 28
Topics Covered Include:
  • First Aid
  • How to get acquainted with children
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Proper procedures to follow
  • Expectations of mothers
  • And more!
An entry form can be found on our website under the Entry Forms section! For more information contact the Extension Office or Deb at 402-372-6006 or

Burt County Beef Preview

The 15th annual Burt County Beef Preview will be held in Oakland on Saturday, April 2.
To view the flier click here and to view the registration form click here. For more information contact John Wilson at 402-374-2929.

Shooting Sports Instructor Training

Interested in becoming a certified shooting sports leader? There will be a training held in Arlington at the Washington County Fairgrounds on April 17 and 18. The registration deadline is April 5. Fees are $100 for first-time certification and $90 to add a discipline for previously certified instructors.
Disciplines offered include:
  • Shotgun
  • Hunting Skills
  • Rifle
  • Archery
For more information or to register visit the Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports website.

Camp Opportunities and Scholarships

Interested in 4-H Summer Camps and Trips? Register before April 15, 2016 and get a 10% discount! For a list of Nebraska camps and dates visit the Nebraska 4-H website! The Cuming County 4-H Camp Scholarship application is now available on our website! Completed applications are due to the Extension Office by May 2.

4-H Club Grant Opportunity

Farm Credit Services of America has Grant Scholarships available to groups or organizations that are interested in doing community involvement programs or projects. They will award grants up $2,000 each for projects and organizations that make a positive, long-term impact in the areas of:
  • Agriculture Education
  • Young and Beginning Producers
  • Hunger and Nutrition
Grants will also be considered for disaster relief needs and essential services in rural agriculture communities. Applications must be completed online by March 31. For more information or to apply please visit the FCSAmerica website.

Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

The deadline for the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge has been extended to March 30. If interested in participating, click here to view their flier and entry form. For questions please contact Brandy VanDeWalle at