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Become an Intern with 4-H in Cass County! 

The Cass County 4-H program is seeking an energetic intern to assist with our youth summer 4-H programs. The intern will work alongside staff at Nebraska Extension in Cass County to implement high quality science, agriculture, and healthy living programs to the youth of Cass County and surrounding areas. Successful candidates will be instrumental in assisting with Cass County Fair 4-H activities, and other projects as assigned. This paid summer internship will begin mid-May and conclude mid-August.

Qualifications:

The 2019  Cass County 4-H Calendar is an important tool in being prepared, meeting deadlines and knowing when events, meetings and activities are happening.  Please note the important number 15 this year - MANY of our very important deadlines fall on the 15th of the month.

If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 402-267-2205 or cass-county@unl.edu 

Nurture social skills, enhance self-confidence, foster teamwork, and encourage personal growth through fun and challenging experiences at Nebraska 4-H Camps! Could your family use some help to afford camp, a summer workshop, or transportation to camp at Halsey? Cass County has camp and workshop scholarships that are funded by our  4-H Council, and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.  Applications can be found here by clicking here.  

Katie Kreuser is the Regional Food Systems Initiative Extension Educator.  Her office is in Cass County.  Her area of focus includes fruit, vegetable, and edible specialty crop production.  Her accountability Region includes:  Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Lancaster, Otoe, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington Counties.  Click here to learn more.

Helpful, interesting, and timely articles written by our very own Sarah Browning, UNL Extension Educator:

Hiring a Lawn & Landscape Professional ... March 19, 2019

2019 All-American Selection Vegetable Winners ... March 13, 2019

2019 All-America Selection Flower Winners ... March 6, 2019

2019 - The Year of Salvia Nemorosa ... March 3, 2019

Nebraska Extension offers excellent classes, workshops and educational information on a variety of topics at the local Extension Office.  Take a look at our current options:

UNL Beef - Livestock losses from recent weather events ... posted March 20, 2019

Sarpy Cass Health Department flood and disaster resources ... March 2019

"Food Safety for Flooded Farms" ... from the Produce Saety Alliance

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