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Join us for our Take Five Friday series every week starting Friday, March 27th at 10:30 a.m. for Take Five Friday! We know there are plenty of AWESOME resources out there for your youth to learn their reading, writing, and arithmetic so we want to offer a time for your youth to exercise their social-emotional skills. During our new live stream series, Take Five Friday, youth will engage with their fellow 4-Hers LIVE for 30 minutes every Friday. We want this to be a time for youth to recharge in a fun, educational, safe, and socially distant way!

March 13, 2020

Hello Cass Extension and 4-H Community,

I hope this email finds you happy, healthy, and hopeful! As you know, in our office we are dedicated to serving you and this community. We strive to do this to the best of our ability. That being said, your well-being is of the highest priority to us. Nebraska Extension employees have been instructed to follow University guidelines to limit any teaching or gathering events where a number of people come together in one place.

YQCA

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).

Keep reading to learn about updates made due to the Coronavirus ....

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

As you know, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. Nebraska Extension has canceled all in-person training, including chemigation and pesticide applicator training, starting March 16, 2020.

I want you to know that the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Office Team will do everything possible to accommodate those that are inconvenienced by this situation and we ask for your patience during this difficult time.

At the start of every decade, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a count of the people living within the borders of the United States.  The results are used to determine everything from the number of elected representatives to a community's grant application for broadband access.  To help with this endeavor, Nebraska Extension is partnering with the Census Bureau to promote census data collection.  Visit https://extension.unl.edu/2020-census/  to learn how we can do our part.  Outreach materials are available at:  https://2020census.gov/en/partners/outreach-materials.html

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At the turn of the 20th century, the sugarbeet was one of the few American crops with an almost complete dependence upon Europe as a source of seed each season. The vast majority of all seed used in sugar beet production originated in either Germany or France. It took two primary factors before Americans were convinced that a domestic seed industry was needed.

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