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The Nebraska 4-H Online Insect Identification Contest provides an opportunity for participants to put their entomological knowledge to the test. The contest consists of insect identification and multiple-choice questions. Participants will gain knowledge about insects and entomology through this competition. This contest can serve as practice for county contests and the State Fair 4-H Insect Identification Contests. Contact your local Extension office for more information about county-level Insect Identification Contests.


COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture Best Management Practices for Ag Producers

As food production is classified as essential during a pandemic, iti s important that Ag producers take precautions to stay healthy. Use this document to provide tips on staying healthy during this time. Includes a poster with tips.


Per University Extension guidelines, will continue to provide only remote programming through June 15, 2020.  Decisions beyond that timeframe will be made later. 

As a reminder this includes: club meetings, summer workshops, YQCA trainings, and camps. Please refer to the Cass County 4-H Calendar to view a complete list of events between today and June 15th, will be held virtually. 

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 402-267-2205, cass-county@unl.edu. 

We hope to see you all sooner rather than later. Until then, be well! 

Marathon Kids is a national running program designed to motivate kids by utilizing running logs, boost their activity, and introduce them to the joy of running (marathonkids.org)! Here at Nebraska Extension, we are offering a virtual Marathon Kids club, so youth and their families across Nebraska can be active and gain confidence through completing the distance of a marathon, one mile at a time!


**NDA Order Eases Restrictions on Pesticide Applicator License Holders
April 13, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director of the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture (NDA) issued an Order to aid pesticide applicators whose licenses are up for renewal.

Specifically, this order does the following:

We understand that many of you were looking forward to our spring events, we were too. However, there are many people working hard to give you learning experiences through informational webinars and online events. Check our events calendar for the upcoming sessions full of fun, education, and resources. We hope to be back to normal soon but in the mean time, stay safe & stay well.

Even though we cannot invite you in for a while, our office is OPEN to receive your phone calls.

You can reach us at 402-267-2205 Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  


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