Nebraska Extension in Cass County

Local Interest

The Cass County 4-H Fair is August 7 - 11, 2018.  The fairgounds is north of Weeping Water, Nebraska on the corner of Highway 1 and 144th Street.  The 2018 theme is "County Days, American Ways."  Entry information, fairbook, schedules, and activites can be found on the Cass County 4-H website pages.  

July 15th is the Deadline to pre-register for county fair contests. This includes:  Tractor Driving, Shooting Sports, Table Setting, Presentations, and Performing Arts contests.

To enter for these contests, visit and fill out the fillable paper entry form for the applicable contest(s). Either email the completed form to, or print and drop off at the Extension office by July 15th.

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.


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

Neonicotinoid Insecticides - Poilinators, Plants and your Garden ... August 12, 2018

Timing Your Fruit Harvesting ... July 29, 2018

Solitary Wasps ... July 22, 2018

Be a Lawn Master ... July 15, 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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