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Applications are now being accepted for the position of 4-H Support Staff at the Nebraska Extension Cass County Office in Weeping Water. This is a full-time County paid position, with some night and weekend hours required. Benefits include Health, Retirement, Vacation, Sick and Holidays.  Starting pay is $15.00/hour.  Position description including responsibilities, required skills, and preferred experiences are available online at https://go.unl.edu/0cqt  

Cass County 4-Hers - Have some fun and celebrate with Cass County 4-H!
Join us for a morning of fun!  Create fall crafts, eat some harvest treats and celebrate the season!   Click here for more details and to register ...

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.  The date has been rescheduled to October 29, 2019.   

This half-day event will feature hands-on educational offerings from Extension educators, area farmers, and representatives from NRCS and other local agencies.

If you are a youth or an adult who is interested in being on the 4-H Council, let us know!

Some people love that kind of involvement and work. If that's you, please speak up. We are currently taking names for new council members.

Youth council members must be age 14 or older, and are part of the decision making process in the Cass County 4-H Program. Youth Council Members have all the voting privileges of the adult 4-H Council Members.

Click on the following link and take a look at the "job description" of council members: https://4h.unl.edu/council-handbook/section-4

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.

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