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  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).

Nebraska Extension offers excellent classes, workshops and educational information on a variety of topics at the local Extension Office.  Take a look at our current options:

Pesticide Training Information and the Coronavirus Pamdenic ... new directives for on-line certification.

Ag Land Management Webinars ... a series of videotaped webinars regarding real estate & financial trends, the latest cash rent information, leasing issues and considerations, best practices for negotiating, farm succession and more.  

The Nebraska 4-H Public Speaking Contest helps youth learn and practice skills that are beneficial for a lifetime in their personal and professional lives.  Developing self-confidence and effective public speaking skills are two goals of  the public speaking contest.    

Each Friday a 4-H Friday News Blast will arrive in the in-box of the Cass County 4-Hers.  Be "In-the-Know" and read the News! 06/04/2021 4-H Friday NewsBlast: Enrollment DEADLINE is June 15! You must be enrolled by June 15 to participate in fair! Presentation Contest, Summer workshops - we have a few spots left! Horse Arena News, CWF deadline extended to July 1, Livingroom Learning is BACK and more!  06/04/2021 Livestock Weekly Update: 2021 Cass County Livestock Exhibit Checklist! June 15 is a BIG deadline date! Aksarben Stock Show Schedule, A few new shows and clinics have been added! 

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Nebraska Extension to host Inaugural Specialty Crop Conference & Trade Show

June 11, 2021
Nebraska Extension, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will host the Nebraska Specialty Crop Conference on November 9-10, 2021, on Nebraska’s Innovation Campus.

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Nebraska Extension field day for management of Palmer amaranth in corn

June 9, 2021
Growers, crop consultants and extension educators interested in management of atrazine/glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's field day, supported by the Nebraska Corn Board, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 near Carleton.

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Wheat stem sawfly emergence – field notes from early June

June 7, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The wheat stem sawfly has begun emergence throughout the High Plains. Observations from several locations – the High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney, Neb., the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Research Station near Akron, Colo., and as far east as Deuel County, Neb. – indicate very high populations of wheat stem sawfly in wheat fields.

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2021 summer stocker/yearling meeting and tour set for June 30

June 4, 2021
Nebraska Extension will host a summer meeting and tour focused on stocker/yearling systems on June 30 near Nenzel, Nebraska. Natalie Jones | IANR Media

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