Nebraska Extension in Cass County

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Cass County Extension is offering 24 summer 4-H workshops this summer.  Youth, along with parents, volunteers, and leaders will find fun, educational opportunities, experiences and skill developemnt that will help them grow as individuals, and prepare them for not only the fair, but for life.  The workshop flyer and registraion form will help you plan your summer and schedules.  

Please follow these instructions to register your animal for the 2018 Cass County Fair. Remember - online entry includes ALL animals this year (all livestock, horses, cats, dogs, small animals, rabbits, and poultry). No paper entries will be accepted.

The next Electronic Recycling Event, sponsored by Keep Cass County Beautiful, will be held in Elmwood, NE on June 2 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This event is open to all Cass County residents.  Click here to see flyer for details of the event.


Young 4-Hers and Quilts Go Hand in Hand!

4-Hers learn to sew by sewing. We can all learn to sew, by sewing!   Sewing straight seams for a quilt is a wonderful way to get experience, and quilts make WONDERFUL community service projects.  So people learning to sew and quilts go hand in hand!

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

Lawns Hit Hard by Ascochyta Blight ... June 5, 2018

Little Insect – Big Headache for Raspberries: Spotted Wing Drosophila ... May 30, 2018

Be On the Lookout for Bagworms ... May 23, 2018

Dothistroma Pine Needle Blight .. May 13, 2018

DNA Envelopes:  

Submitting DNA has changed from last year.  This year in 2018 exhibitors will be responsible for submitting their own animal information into the AKSARBEN livestock database prior to the nomination deadline. 

In the past, families turned in DNA envelopes & breeding nomination cards to the Cass County office, the staff mailed them in to AKSARBEN, and the entry process was done manually.  Now, the database accepts animal information submitted directly by exhibitors, including the payments, for DNA. Families will have the ability themselves to edit incorrect information up to the deadline.


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Nebraska Extension to host Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day
Jun 11 – Growers, crop consultants and educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. Read more
Nebraska's pesticide container recycling program in its 27th year
Apr 18 – When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Read more