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The Cass County Extension Staff and Community Volunteers are offering 22 exciting, educational, and learn-by-doing 4-H workshops this summer.  With many of the workshops, youth will go home with an item they can exhibit at the county fair.  Besides 4-H members, these workshops are for youth in our community.  Keep reading for dates, times, workshop titles, ages, opportunities and how to register ....

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 

Two excellent workshops are coming our way!

Moisture meters are available at the Cass County Extension Office for homeowners to borrow to monitor structures for moisture levels prior to rebuilding.

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:

Changing Lawn Fertilization Recommendations ... May 5, 2019

Early Season Disease Control in the Home Orchard ... April 28, 2019

Flooded Fruit & Vegetable Gardens - Is It Safe to Plant and Harvest this Year?  ... April 18, 2019

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