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Applications are now being accepted for the position of Office Manager 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.

Position description including responsibilities, requires skills, and preferred experiences available online at:  https://go.unl.edu/wjm0

Cass County Extension Office is seeking a summer 4-H intern for mid-May through mid-August. Send cover letter and resume to: Lauren Stohlmann lstohlmann2@unl.edu OR Cass County Extension Office, Attn: Lauren Stohlmann, 8400 144th Street, Suite 100, Weeping Water, NE 68463. Deadline for submission is February 21st. More information can be found at https://go.unl.edu/cbcv

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:

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).

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.

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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