Nebraska Extension in Box Butte County

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A Quick, Easy Method to Measure Harvest Loss in Pinto or Great Northern Bean Fields - PDF 

Management Calendar for Cool-Season Lawns - PDF

Management Calendar for Warm-Season Lawns - PDF


Medicare beneficiaries - it’s time to review your prescription drug plan for 2017.  Annual change notices are being sent.  They will disclose any change in premium and deductible.  Some plans tell if a medication you currently take will not be covered in 2017.  All plans send a booklet of covered medications with the mailing.  Look through this list for your medications.

          If you need help with your plan, Jeanne Murray, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer, will be assisting clients from October 17 – December 6.  She will be at the Box Butte County Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Ave, Alliance, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.  Remember to bring your Medicare card and a list of your medications to your appointment.

Don’t wait until January 2017 to find out what medications your Part D plan won’t cover or what your new premiums are!  Call 308-632-6554 and leave a message to schedule your appointment.

Social Security Office Phone Number
The phone number for the Social Security Office in Scottsbluff is 1-800-297-4291. You will need to use this number when you have questions about Social Security, redetermination information for Low Income Subsidy, for enrolling in Social Security and Medicare, and anything else concerning Social Security.

Farm Land Leasing Agreements, Reports, and Land Market Information

AgrAbility Helps Keep Farmers, Ranchers with Disabilities on the Farm
Nebraska Extension and Easter Seals Nebraska are partners in a program that helps farmers and ranchers with disabling injuries or other health-related conditions become independent enough to carry on and succeed at their profession. For more information, please see the High Plains Journal article on AgrAbility.

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