Nebraska Extension in Box Butte County

Medicare Assistance February 8

Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer, Jeanne Murray, will be in Alliance at the University of Nebraska Box Butte County Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Ave, on February 8 to help persons new to Medicare in 2016, Medicaid beneficiaries with Prescription Drug Plans and answer questions.  To schedule an appointment, call Jeanne at 308-632-6554.

The Nebraska Beginning Farmer & Rancher Network
Farm Succession Series

You are welcome to attend a free workshop on business succession and estate planning for farm and ranch owners, families and beginners.   The workshop will be held in Alliance, February 10, 2016 at the Alliance Public Library. The workshop runs from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Lunch will be provided.  To register (and for questions) call the Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.

The workshop is about farm and ranch business succession, family estate planning and beginning farmer programs.  It is intended to be useful for established farm and ranch owners, for their successors, and for beginners.   Topics include:  the stages of succession planning, contribution & compensation, balancing the interests of on-farm and off-farm heirs; the importance of communication, setting goals, analyzing cash flow, and balancing intergenerational expectations and needs; beginning farmer loan and tax credit programs; the use of trusts, wills, life estate deeds and business entities (such as the limited liability company) in family estate and business succession planning; buy-sell agreements, asset protection, taxation (federal transfer taxes, Nebraska inheritance tax, basis adjustment), and essential estate documents. 

Dave Goeller, Deputy Director, Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, UNL
Joe Hawbaker, Agricultural Law attorney, with Hawbaker Law Office, Omaha. 

This workshop is made possible by the Nebraska Network for Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, the Farm and Ranch Project of Legal Aid of Nebraska, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Next Gen, Nebraska Extension in Box Butte, Nebraska Farmers Union Foundation, and a meal will be sponsored. Thank You to Farm Credit Services of America for helping provide refreshments and lunch.

Master Gardener Sessions 2016 - PDF

Chemigation Training 2016 - PDF

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

Extension Training Session in Alliance for Private Pesticide Applicators

Private pesticide applicators with licenses expiring in 2016, and anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, should plan to attend an upcoming training session in Alliance at the Box Butte County Extension Office on Wednesday March 30, 1:00 p.m.

If you are renewing your license, you should have received a letter from the State Department of Ag reminding you of your permit expiration.  If you bring that letter with you the day of the training, you will not need to fill out the application form. Registration begins ½ hour prior to the training.  There is a $30 fee payable at the door and space is limited to the first 30 RSVPs per session.  For more information, call Box Butte County Extension Office at 762-5616.

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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