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Welcome to Cass County University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension & 4-H in Cass County


New Cass County Office Hours

The Nebraska Extension Cass County office has new hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.



The April Newsletter is availalbe. 


Speech Contest

The Cass County Speech Contest was held Thurday, March 26th in the Cass County Extension Office. 

Congratulations to our speakers - they did a great job!

Brooklyn Ahrens, Josh Brown, Peter Brown, Zachary Ganthier, Kaliegh Meloy, Rachel Meloy, Anne Pankonin, Tyler Pankonin, and Lauren Wehrbein

We are PROUD of you!!!


Animals Inside and Out

Animal Science Field Day

Thursday, April 9th can be an exciting and fun day for local 3rd-5th graders as they attend "Animals Inside and Out" at the Expo Building on the Cass County Fair Grounds.  Activities will be provided by Ashley Benes and Brett Kreifels.

Pre-registration is required by March 25th.  Click here (823 KV) for more detailed information.  




Summer Camp!

Make plans now to attend one of the summer 4-H camps.  They are awesome!  Take a look at the Camp Brochure and Calendar.

Register today.  Note:  There is an Early Bird discount worth 10% off if camp fees are paid by April 15, 2015.



Lend a Hand - Community Service

Demonstrate the Caring Pillar of Character and work on developing life skills by participating in the Cass County 4-H  Lend a Hand Community Service project celebrating 112 years of 4-H.  Item(s) can be entered in the county fair and will be delivered to Cass County Emergency Services or given to recipient of 4-Hers' choice.  Funding comes from the county fair silent quilt auction and the Colene Shrader Family Memorial  Kidz for Kwiltz Fund.

Donations of pint and quart jars, canning rings, jar lids, and/or fabric (cotton, cotton/polyester blends), quilt panels, and/or batting are appreciated.  Volunteers are needed to long arm quilt or machine quilt, bind or tie the quilts.

For detailed descriptions of the projects and more information click here 113.0kb



The 2015 Cass County Fairbook

is coming SOON!


Extension Highlights

UNL Extension's BeefWatch

Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu 

CropWatch Newslettercropwatchlogo

UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/

Acreage Insights e-News


The Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team's Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).

UNL Extension's Hort Update

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An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items.  Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update,  Visit our web site for archived issues .

Educational Program Resources for Communities (Free)Community1

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....


Making A Difference


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Extension Webcasts

Market Journal logoMarket Journal
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

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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). 

Ag Almanac logo Ag Almanac
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.