Making A Difference
Impact Summary Reports
- 2012 - Year in Review
- Beef Systems
- Learning Child
- Guardianship/Conservator Training Program
- Crops - Youth Programming
- Agricultural Economics
- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water Climate Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
- ECAP - Entrepreneurial Communities
- ESI and Beyond
- NACO Institute of Excellence
In the next few weeks and months you will begin to notice some changes in the Extension webpage layout and some familiar links will be moved to new locations. No links or information will be eliminated just relocated.
Welcome to Cass County University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension and 4-H in Cass County
2013 Cass County 4-H Fairbook is available. You can find it on the Fairbook page or you can purchase a copy at the Extension Office for $2.00. One copy will be furnished at no cost to each Cass County 4-H Club Organizational Leader.
4-H Monthly Newsletter click here to see the latest newsletter.
The 2013 4-H calendar can be found on the 4-H page.
Horse ID's date change - All Horse Id's and District/State Horse Show Entries are due Friday, May 10th. The date has been moved up from due to changes in state deadlines.
DNA envelopes and livestock ID's of all livestock going to Nebraska State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben need to be into the Extension Office by June 10th. Livestock ID's for County Fair only are due June 17th.
Shopping in Style - 2013 project changes!
Quality Assurance requirements for 2013 can be found on the 4-H page. Don't forget to complete these requirements by JUNE 1st!
Animal Science Day Camp on Wednesday, June 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration due by June 12th.
Summer Contests: Presentations June 11th, Life Challenge Contest June 13th and Table Setting Contest June 13th - check out the 4-H Contest page below for more information.
Summer Workshops: Modern Geometric Pattern Painting, June 13th, Healthy Choices! Healthy Fun!, June 26th and Go Green Science Fun on July 9th. See 4-H Workshops page below for more information.
Community Service Workshops: Care & Share, Thursday, June 6th and 4-H Quilts of Valor Workshop on June 18th - check out the 4-H Community Service page below for information.
4-H Discovery Clover Kid Fun Day on Thursday, June 20th, Register by June 14th.
Check out 4-H Camp at 4h.unl.edu.camp
Click on any RED title and it will take you directly to that link.
- 4-H Animals Page
- 4-H Awards & Scholarship Page
- 4-H Calendar Page - updated 5/7/13
- 4-H Clover Kids Page
- 4-H Club Page
- 4-H Contests Page
- 4-H Community Service Page
- 4-H Enrollment Page - 2013 enrollment form
- 4-H Newsletter Page
- 4-H School Enrichment Page
- 4-H Static Exhibits Page
- 4-H Workshop Page
Cass County 4-H Fair Book for 2013
- State Fair Livestock Information and on-line entry information can be found at: statefair.org/fair/competitions/livestock.asp. Please refer to this site for the general information, general rules, 4-H and FFA rules, youth dairy rules, health requirements. The 4-H fairbook can be found at 4h.unl.edu/nebraskastatefair.
- Premier Exhibits
UNL BeefWatch Newsletter
Check out the second (April) issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. Subscribe to receive monthly updates direct to your email inbox.
Drought Increases Toxic and Poisonous
Plant Risk to Livestock
UNL Extension Educator, Scott Cotton is reminding producers who graze livestock on range and pasture that of one of the side effects of drought can be increased risk of poisoning from toxic plants. Drought generates increased poisoning risks for livestock due to reduced availability, timing shifts and physiological changes in the “desired” forages on rangelands and pastures. More...
Stocking Rate Lease Agreements
Stocking rate, lease rate and a drought clause are key components of a grazing lease agreement. Jay Jenkins UNL Extension Educator in Cherry County recommends that people who own grazing land and those who lease it use a written agreement that addresses these three factors… more
Annie’s Project for Farm/Ranch Women
UNL Extension and Farm Credit Services of America host Annie's Project, a course to develop management and decision-making skills of farm and ranch women. Classes will be held at Thedford starting May 22 with registration preferred by May 1. Click here for a registration information . Four similar workshops are planned in Nebraska with tentative plans set for Sydney, NE. Contact your local Extension office for more information about programs in your region or go to Annies Project for more information.
Trigger Dates and Stocking Rates:
Drought Mitigation Cornerstones
UNL Extension Educator, Cindy Tusler is encouraging ranchers to use trigger dates and stocking rates as tools to help them plan and make choices related to ongoing drought conditions. A written drought management plan using these tools can assist producers in making decisions. More...
Programs for Communities (Free)
As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!
Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities! For lessons....
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.
View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT).
Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.