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Jesse Fulton, Director of Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), will be presenting the latest on the Nebraska BQA program and certifying producers in BQA and BQA Transportation (BQAT).

 These will be the last in-person BQA & BQAT certification trainings until the Spring of 2022. Nebraska BQA will resume In-Person BQA & BQAT Certifications meetings in March/April 2022.

For those senior, high school 4-H’ers who are considering moving on to secondary education-Nebraska 4-H Foundation has several scholarships that are available for you to apply.  Applications are due mid-January and winter break is not far off, this would be a great opportunity to work on your application.  For more information on how to apply, please click on the link below.  Good luck!

Scholarships – NE4H Foundation

 Citizenship Washington Focus Conference

What: Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a 4-H leadership program for high school youth, ages 15-19, from across the country. Every summer thousands of young people stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, near Washington, D.C., to participate in this week-long program.

For over 50 years, CWF has enriched young people’s lives by providing opportunities for them to:

Since 2014, a team of Nebraska Extension staff from several focus areas, including 4-H Youth Development, Learning Child, & Food, Nutrition and Health, collaborated to bridge the Collaborative Summer Library Program theme with 4-H resources.

The Nebraska 4-H STEM Reading Connections Resources are adaptable lessons & workshops, with the following in all 4-H components:

We love our volunteers and all that you have to offer Cass County 4-H! 

Nebraska 4-H has updated the volunteer application process within the last year. This process was developed to provide protection for our youth and volunteers. Volunteers are identified as direct or indirect.

Hello everyone! My name is Connor Biehler and I am the new Beef Extension Educator with adult education responsibilities for Cass County and 14 other counties in southeast Nebraska. I am a native of south-central Illinois where I developed a passion for agriculture through my family’s operation as well as 4-H beef projects. My degrees include an Associates of Science in agriculture from Lake Land College, Bachelor of Science in animal science from Oklahoma State University, and Master of Science with a focus in cow/calf and sire nutrition from University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to pursuing my master’s, I worked as a feed salesman in Oklahoma.



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Faculty Spotlight: Tayler Wickham

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Meet Tayler Wickham, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator serving Cuming and Washington Counties.

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Nebraska Extension's Women in Agriculture program will host the Love of the Land Conference for female farmland owners and tenant looking to improve their business management skills, Dec. 9, via Zoom.

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Principles for Attracting and Retaining Quality Ag Employees webinar - a panel discussion

November 29, 2021
Help- wanted signs are everywhere. Hiring is so difficult that many are calling this the "Great Resignation." Agricultural businesses in Nebraska are not exempt from this challenge; competition for available workers comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.

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Beef Quality Assurance certification offered in December across Nebraska

November 29, 2021
Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance Certification across the state from Dec. 13-15.

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