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CUSTER COUNTY EARLY 4-H ENROLLMENT is $7.00/member if enrolled on 4-H ONLINE by April 1, 2021.  Organizational leaders will turn in the $7.00/member fee to the Extension Office by April 16, 2021.  Checks should be made payable to:  4-H Activities.

The new statewide 4-H Enrollment deadline is June 15.  Enrollment fees for members who enroll April 2-June 15, 2021 will be $15/member.  This $15 fee must be turned in to the Extension Office by the 4-H member/family by 5:00 p.m. on  June 16.

Some 4-H clubs may have additional club dues. These are due to the club and not to the Extension Office.

Due to the inclement weather being predicted for Saturday, the Custer County Market Beef Weigh-in is being POSTPONED until February 27th.

If February 27th does not work for you, surrounding counties will also be conducting weigh-ins.

March 7 - Valley County’s weigh-in at the Valley County Fairgrounds in Ord, 1:00-2:00 p.m. March 13 - Dawson County’s weigh-in at Darr North Feedlot, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

As in the past, if you choose to weigh-in at another county, your animal will not be eligible for the rate-of-gain award at County Fair.  Also, before you weigh-in at another county, be sure to call them to make sure it is still being held.

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Faculty Spotlight: Tayler Wickham

December 6, 2021
Meet Tayler Wickham, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator serving Cuming and Washington Counties.

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Women in Agriculture’s Love of the Land conference to be presented virtually

December 1, 2021
Nebraska Extension's Women in Agriculture program will host the Love of the Land Conference for female farmland owners and tenant looking to improve their business management skills, Dec. 9, via Zoom.

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Principles for Attracting and Retaining Quality Ag Employees webinar - a panel discussion

November 29, 2021
Help- wanted signs are everywhere. Hiring is so difficult that many are calling this the "Great Resignation." Agricultural businesses in Nebraska are not exempt from this challenge; competition for available workers comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.

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Beef Quality Assurance certification offered in December across Nebraska

November 29, 2021
Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance Certification across the state from Dec. 13-15.

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