4-H Friday News Blast for 10.25.19

Vote NOW for new 4-H Council Members!

Vote for 4-H 2020 Council

It's time to vote. Go to this link: https://go.unl.edu/2020casscouncilvote

The link will be open from today, August 25th, to November 1st at 1:00 pm. The link includes bios of each candidate.

Who can vote? The Cass County 4-H Council Constitution states: "All 4-H members, leaders and parents of 4-H members are eligible to vote." This includes Clover Kids.

Vote only once.


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 Street 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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We are going to have a cake walk at the "Blast from the Past" Achievement Party. If you would like to make a cake, or another sweet treat for the cake walk, please do! We'll need lots of cakes for this game.

Also note .... new kinds of awards are being presented at the Achievement Program this year. It's a year you won't want to miss!


Shooting Sports Instructors:

Please fill out you annual instructor report by November 22nd in order to maintain discipline certification. You should have received an email with a link to the reporting form. If you need the link again, please email tracy.ensor@unl.edu and she can forward you the link. Thank you for your assistance with this effort!


It's time to re-enroll for the 2019-2020 4-H year. The enrollment site is open!

The Nebraska 4HOnline enrollment site is open. Go to: https://ne.4HOnline.com

  • Leaders, volunteers and 4-Hers who were enrolled in 4-H this past year, need to re-enroll for next year.
  • Anyone new to 4-H needs to enroll.

Take a look at the notes below for step-by-step guides to walk you through the process of enrollment and re-enrollment:

4-H Enrollment at ne.4HOnline.com


ANNOUNCEMENT - New 4-H Club in Cass County

A new special interest 4-H club has been formed in Cass County. It's called STEAMrollers. It is a STEAM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and is based out of Plattsmouth, NE. The leader is Margaret Stamp. If you are interested in this kind of club, please contact Margaret at margaretstamp@hotmail.com or call her at 402-312-4289.

See flyer below...

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National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf Program

It is again time for 4-H Members interested in the cattle industry to apply for the National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf program. Currently, Nebraska has 12 participants in the 2019-20 CAC program. It is an educational opportunity that develops skills that will be used throughout their careers.

Applications are online at nationalwestern.com/catch-a-calf-program/ with a signature form that must be completed and sent to NWSS no later than December 1, 2019.


KUDOS to Easton Roeber

Congratulations to Easton Roeber for the most social media posts during National 4-H Week! Thanks, Easton, for helping us promote 4-H in Cass County and beyond! Enjoy your prizes!


Have a Safe and Happy Trick-or-Treat Day!

County 4-H Calendar

  1. VOTE for 4-H Council ... October 25 - November 1
  2. 4HOnline re-enrollment begins! - Oct 18th
  3. Shooting Sports Training at the Ashland Gun Club - October 26-27
  4. 4-H Achievement Party at the EXPO - November 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  5. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards application due: November 5th spirit.prudential.com
  6. Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium - Nov. 8-10 in Lincoln
  7. 4-H Council Meeting - November 18
  8. Make it Yourself with Wool - November 23
  9. National Catch-a-Calf applications due: December 1st
  10. Summer Camps announced for 2020


Ag Information & Other Opportunities:

  1. Farm Ambitions Workshops ... October 29th
  2. Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Annual Conference ... Nov 2 in Curtis, NE
  3. Ag Land Transition/Estate Planning Workshops ... Nov 20 | Dec 4 | Dec 10 in Weeping Water
  4. October Ag Line Newsletter
  5. Hort Update
  6. Gardening articles by Sarah Browning
  7. Recorded Webinar and info on "Hunting Leases" with vital information for landowners
  8. Nebraska Extension Publications ... online Library
  9. Cass County Extension Board Meeting ... October 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

  10. 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