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Starting on Monday, June 1, the summer session of live, virtual statewide learning experiences will be offered for Nebraska youth. 

 Several of these experiences include Episodic Educational Programs, which are open to ALL youth across the state (and beyond!). These FREE programs are held regularly (once a week) for 10 weeks of the summer and each session will last 30-45 minutes. All sessions are held via Zoom; the sessions are recorded and placed online following the program. The programs will focus on weekly themes shown below:

Week 1: June 1-4 [Science, Engineering and Technology]

Week 2: June 8-11 [Consumer and Family Sciences]

Week 3: June 15-18 [Animal Science]

May 26th with a visit to Wildcat Hills in Gering, NE. We will learn about the Big Horn Sheep living in the area as we learn how to be a biologist! The content is mostly driven towards 7th-12th graders. If able to join the live session, youth are encouraged to ask Amanda Filipe, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Specialist, any questions about the sheep, Wildcat Hills, or what it takes to be a biologist. The session will be recorded and posted at https://4h.unl.edu/virtual-field-trips.  Go to https://go.unl.edu/8hir to register for this amazing tour!

Due to the COVID-19 situation and social distancing, there will be changes in 4-H horse Advancement Level Testing. 


Youth who have not completed their level testing this year, must take the written exams online. 4-Hers must email Lauren at lstohlmann2@unl.edu to receive a link to take the test. In your email include:

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! 


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