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Applications are now being accepted for a county funded 4-H Assistant position at Nebraska Extension Cass County.  

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Grain Marketing Workshop ... February 20th, 2017 in Nebraska City, NE at the Kimmel Education and Research Center.  9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cass County Extension is currently taking applications for a HOPS Program Coordinator 1.  

Summary:  Develop, deliver, and teach effective educational programming for local growers and brewers to enhance Nebraska's commercial hops production, processing, and brewing.  Must be able to engage individuals and groups through diverse learning strategies at appropriate places and times.  Ability to travel within service area.  Position is located in Cass County.

Cass County will be hosting a 4-H Volunteer Training on Monday, January 9th beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the meeting room of the Extension Office.  All leaders, project leaders, and volunteers will want to be in attendance.  Contact the Extension Office to register:  402-267-2205 or

Help promote 4-H!  For those of us who know how great 4-H is for the development of life skills for our youth, it is our job to tell others about it!  National 4-H Week offers the platform for us to do just that.  Spread the word about 4–H, and do your part to recruit new members, volunteers, leaders and engaging 4-H alumni.   

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday June 8, 2016 that the emerald ash borer (EAB) was found earlier this week in Pulaski Park in southeast Omaha. This is the first confirmation of the insect in Nebraska. EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in 26 states. It is projected that Nebraska’s taxpayers and homeowners will spend over $961 million on ash tree removal, disposal and replacement.  Read more about it by clicking here.

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Lincoln, Neb. — Douglas Brand of Seward will be recognized as the 2017 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Block and Bridle Club honoree.

The Block and Bridle Club focuses on building leaders in the livestock and meat industries. The award recognizes those who have contributed to Nebraska agriculture through leadership, service, youth projects, community activities and involvement with the university.

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