4-H Friday News Blast for 9.27.19

Ever Thought of Organizing a New 4-H Club?

Continental Giant Rabbit Show - Saturday, September 28th

Hosted by Cass Monster Hares 4-H Club

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Cass County 4-Hers, have some fun and celebrate Cass County 4-H during National 4-H Week!

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Plan some of your own things to do:

  • Participate in a community service project like: picking up trash, doing yard work for someone in your community, etc.
  • Make a poster to hang in a business window or at school (get permission first)
  • Make a sign to put up in your yard.
  • Give a report at your school about 4-H.
  • The list could go on and on. Be creative in promoting 4-H and educating others about 4-H!

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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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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!

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Nominations for 4-H Council Members

If you are a youth or an adult who is interested in being on the 4-H Council, let us know!


Some people love that kind of involvement and work. If that's you, please speak up. We are currently taking names for new council members.


Youth council members must be age 14 or older, and are part of the decision making process in the Cass County 4-H Program. Youth Council Members have all the voting privileges of the adult 4-H Council Members.


Click on the following link and take a look at the "job description" of council members: https://4h.unl.edu/council-handbook/section-4


Also, check out the constitution of the Cass County 4-H Council on our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/4-h-resources/#tab4

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Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop Offered in Lincoln

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Nebraska State 4-H Camp to Host Annual 4-H Foundation Trail Ride

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Make it Yourself with Wool

Love to sew, and learn from others who sew? Consider the Make it Yourself with Wool contest: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/make-it-yourself-with-wool-contest/

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4HOnline Shut Down for Maintenance

4HOnline will be shut down for maintenance from October 1st through October 15th. After October 15th, it will be open again for re-enrollment for the new 2020 4-H year. After October 15th, brand new 4-Hers can also begin enrolling for 4-H.


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

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KUDOS to our new educator ...

Our new education, Lauren Stohlmann, attended the class called "4-H 101 Coaching" Congratulations, Lauren! We are tremendously proud of you and proud of what was said about your group! (Lauren is in the front row, second from our right)
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County 4-H Calendar

  1. Continental Giant Rabbit Show - September 28th
  2. AkSarBen Stock Show - Sept 26-29
  3. National 4-H Week - October 6-12
  4. 4HOnline Shut down for Maintenance - Oct 1 - Oct 15
  5. 2020 4HOnline re-enrollments and new enrollments begin - October 16th
  6. Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge Application Deadline - October 1
  7. Nebraska 4-H Achievement Trips and Awards - due October 15th
  8. Youth in Action - application due October 21st
  9. Shooting Sports Training at the Ashland Gun Club - October 26-27
  10. 4-H Achievement Party at the EXPO - November 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  11. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards application due: November 5th spirit.prudential.com
  12. Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium - Nov. 8-10 in Lincoln
  13. 4-H Council Meeting - November 18
  14. Make it Yourself with Wool - November 23
  15. National Catch-a-Calf applications due: December 1st
  16. Summer Camps announced for 2020

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Ag Information & Other Opportunities:

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

  7. Become a Master Gardener ... for 2020 program, register by January 17, 2020

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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.

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