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 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:

 Broaden appreciation and practice respect for themselves and others in the world.

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.

 Citizenship Washington Focus Conference

Nebraska Extension in Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Otoe, and Richardson counties, together with their respective 4-H Councils are again sponsoring a Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) experience in 2023.  

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

 Broaden appreciation and practice respect for themselves and others in the world.  Increase individual commitment to citizen involvement.

Otoe County would like to invite the youth from surrounding counties to participate in our upcoming Livestock Judging Clinic on May 1. Blaine French and the UNL Livestock Judging Team will be hosting this clinic in Syracuse, Nebraska. Please contact the Otoe County Extension Office if you have any questions.

Nebraska Extension, Otoe County

620 1st Street

Syracuse, NE 68446

402-269-2301

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