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This year the Special Gardening Project is focused on the unique Classic Magic Bachelor Buttons.  Classic Magic Bachelor Buttons are a unique mix of plum, purple, and bicolor flowers.  Not only do the flowers attract beneficial insects, they are edible as well.  

This project is open to all youth of 4-H age and it will give them the opportunity to learn about growing, harvesting, and exhibiting this unique flower.   The estimated cost to participate is $0.50 per packet. 

Federal and state law states a private pesticide applicator must be certified and licensed to buy, use, or supervise the use of a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) to produce an agricultural commodity on property they own or rent, or on an employer’s property if the applicator is an employee of the farmer. No pesticide license is needed if the applicator will only be applying General Use Pesticides (GUPs) or if you hire a commercial applicator to apply RUPs to your property.

1. Traditional training sessions 

Nine private pesticide applicator training sessions have been scheduled in the area for 2020: 

The dates and times for some local trainings are:


Nebraska 4-H requires all youth enrolled in livestock projects to complete annual quality assurance training through Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA).

YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program focused on three core pillars:

The Cass County 4-H Council sponsors summer camp and workshops scholarships for local 4-Hers.  A simply application must be completed and delivered to the Cass County Extension Office by March 10, 2020.  The application form can be emailed, mailed, or brought to the office.  If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 402-267-2205 or cass-county@unl.edu.  Click here to access the application form.

A interesting, educational and enjoyable training will be held on February 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Cass County Extension Office for all 4-H Volunteers and Leaders.  Items to be discussed include:

Positive Youth Development 4-H Curriculum - new and old and where to find it 4HOnline Staying Connected to your 4-H members 4-H Financials Q&A to answer all YOUR questions

To register, please call the Extension Office at 402-267-2205 or email cass-county@unl.edu

There have been some big changes made for this year’s State 4-H Horse Expo.  To help 4-H leaders and members, a webinar has been prepared outlining these changes.  The recorded webinar can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/dWT9ZUl40Ag  Log on from your home computer at a time convenient to you.    


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