Hello everyone! My name is Connor Biehler and I am the new Beef Extension Educator with adult education responsibilities for Cass County and 14 other counties in southeast Nebraska. I am a native of south-central Illinois where I developed a passion for agriculture through my family’s operation as well as 4-H beef projects. My degrees include an Associates of Science in agriculture from Lake Land College, Bachelor of Science in animal science from Oklahoma State University, and Master of Science with a focus in cow/calf and sire nutrition from University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to pursuing my master’s, I worked as a feed salesman in Oklahoma.
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School Enrichment in Cass County
Kathleen Lodl tapped to lead UNL towards Carnegie ClassificationThe Carnegie Community Engagement Classification is intended to assist in a process of institutional change to improve the educational effectiveness of the campus through the institutionalization of community engagement.
Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety TrainingNebraska Extension intends to host in-person pesticide safety education training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines.
High Plains Agricultural Lab Turns 50HPAL’s 2,410 acres consist of working laboratories for both crops and livestock research: 710 acres for crops, divided into 17 fields, and the remaining approximately 1,700 acres for grazing land, divided into 12 pastures.
Water is Nebraska’s greatest natural resource. Children who learn the importance of environmental stewardship are likely to take better care of the land and water. Through participation in Water Across Nebraska, students and teachers will learn about protecting and properly using our natural resources.
Water Across Nebraska, a virtual program for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, is sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nemaha Natural Resource District.
Full details and registration can be found here: Water Across Nebraska Registration Form
The next session of “Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options,” Nebraska Extension’s four-part farm and ranch record-keeping course, will be held virtually on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. CT February 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Participants should plan on attending each of the four workshop dates. The course requires participants to have an internet connection.
Cass County Extension Office is seeking a 2021 4-H intern to work in our office during the summer - May 24th through August 16th. Send cover letter and resume to: Lauren Stohlmann firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail Cass County Extension Office, Attn: Lauren Stohlmann, 8400 144th Street, Suite 100, Weeping Water, NE 68463. Deadline for submission is Sunday, February 7th. More information can be found at:
Youth Masters of Beef Advocacy Learning Cohort
December 16- January 6th Applications due December 14th by 5:00 p.m. CST.
Annie’s Project classes for women in agriculture will take place this November and December across Nebraska. This hybrid event will be comprised of virtual and in-person components to bring farm and ranch women together to learn from experts about agricultural risk management. There will be time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with presenters and fellow participants in a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other farm and ranch women.
The live portion of Annie’s Project classes will take place from 6:30—8 p.m. Central time (5:30—7 p.m. Mountain time) on Thursday evenings starting Nov. 5. Classes will be in-person in the following locations Nov. 5 and Dec. 17. The remaining courses will be hosted via Zoom, Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, and Dec. 10.