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Have you dreamed of starting a farm business, but are unsure of where to start? Are you already a small-scale farmer, looking for information and resources to enhance your business?  This event is a great place to get started or to advance your skills.

Nebraska Extension and Nebraska SARE are hosting an introduction to the Farm Beginnings course on September 24th, 2019. This half-day event will feature hands-on educational offerings from Extension educators, area farmers, and representatives from NRCS and other local agencies.


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 

We are honored to recognize the valuable 4- H leaders and volunteers we have right here in Cass County! Adult volunteers may be nominated by other adults or youth, and may nominate themselves.  Please bring all nomination forms to the Extension Office; due date is September 15th.  The county level award winners will be selected by our local 4-H Council from the pool of nomination forms we receive.  Outstanding leaders and volunteers  will be honored at the 4-H Achievement Program on November 3, 2019.

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:

Insect Causes Dead Twigs in Oaks ... September 9, 2019

Fall Lawn Fertilization ... September 3, 2019

5 Common Composting Questions ... August 26, 2019

Autumn Lycoris Brightens the Late Summer Garden ... August 20, 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:

Hort Newsletter Update ... current and back issues

Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour ... Friday, September 6, 2019 SE Nebraska

Local Food Leader Workshop and Certification ... September 11, 2019, Omaha, NE


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