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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.

The Aspiring Farmer Virtual Course is a 6-week long interactive online course for aspiring and beginning farmers interested in starting a, or improving their, small- to mid-scale produce, livestock or other diversified operations. From dreaming and creating a vision to developing a sound business and marketing plan, course participants will be well equipped to take the next steps in starting their farm operation. Course work will include weekly presentations, and discussions and interactions with peers, instructors, and farmers in the region. The anticipated time commitment for this course is 3-4 hours per week (one 90 minute evening session per week, plus one highly encouraged weekly lunch hour discussion, and no more than one hour of pre-work before each weekly evening session). Instructors for this course are individuals from Nebraska Extension and Center for Rural Affairs. The course will be housed through Google Classroom. Registration is required. $65, scholarships are available upon request. Course Dates: October 6th - November 10th (Class on Nov. 3 will be rescheduled based on class participants' choice). It is highly recommended that you have access to a computer, however, we are able to make individual accommodations. Please contact Katie Kreuser at katie.kreuser@unl.edu for more information. To register, please visit: https://go.unl.edu/aspiringfarmer

To register for the 4-H State Dog Show please visit here:  https://4h.unl.edu/dog-show

All entry forms and vaccination certificates must be submitted to your extension office no later than August 10, 2020.

The Lancaster County 4-H Plant Science contests previously planned for July 8 will be changed from in-person to online. See https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/youth/fair for information about study resources and the Online Horticulture Judging Contest. This page has information about the Tree ID and Weed & Grass ID Online Contests.

2020 Cass County 4-H Fashion Show

Entry Requirements

1. Register for the Fashion Show contest by July 22nd at http://cass.fairwire.com.

2. Complete the written report that corresponds to your entry. Name it LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_REPORT.

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