Nebraska Extension in Antelope County

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It is now time to start enrolling in 4-H for another great year!! We hope all of you are as excited as we are in the office. You can find step by step instruction on how to re-enroll on our 4-H Page. Leaders also enroll online! April 1st is the deadline to enroll!! Visit 4-H Online to get starged!

Nebraska Extension in Cedar County will be hosting a Beef Profitability Workshop on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Nebraska Extension-Cedar County Office in the Cedar County Courthouse Annex Basement Meeting Room in Hartington. Join Denny Bauer, Michael Rethwisch and Jim Jansen as they discuss practical approaches for issues currently facing Nebraska beef producers and help you evaluate your operations to make them more profitable through the latest research information. Topics to be discussed include: “Is Your Grass Production Keeping Up With Your Taxes?”, “Annual Forage for Haying & Grazing”, and “Reseeding Perennial Grasses for Grazing.” Please call to pre-register before noon on March 10th.

2017 Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings

Cost: $30 at training plus $25 billed from NE Dept. of Ag

Licensed private pesticide applicators can buy and use restricted-use pesticides in their farming operations after completing this training. Private applicators needing recertification in 2017 should have or will receive a letter notifying them from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and their local Nebraska Extension Office. The Department of Ag letter includes a bar code, which eliminates the need to complete the standard NDA application form for those wanting to recertify.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed that emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered during a site inspection in Omaha’s Pulaski Park on June 6, 2016. Nebraska becomes the 27th state to confirm the presence of EAB, joining neighboring states of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. The current treatment consideration zone extends from Fort Calhoun to Plattsmouth and from Gretna to east of Council Bluffs (see map, right column). The yearly window of time that is recommended for treating an ash tree is closing. If a tree is treated any time after mid-June the chemical will not distribute throughout the tree as much as it would have earlier in the spring so it would be best to wait until next year. Click to learn more.

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Installation ceremony for Chancellor Green is April 6
Feb 2 – Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to join in the official installation of Ronnie D. Green as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 20th chancellor at a special April 6 ceremony at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Read more
Nebraska Water Leaders Academy accepts four CASNR alums into seventh class
Feb 2 – The Nebraska Water Leaders Academy has accepted its seventh and largest class to date, including four CASNR alums Read more