Nebraska Extension in Greeley, Howard, Sherman, Valley
Friday, February 17, 2017
A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for April in Albion. It will be held April 1-2 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion. The deadline to register for the Albion session is March 22nd.
THE NEBRASKA BEGINNING FARMER & RANCHER NETWORK
Farm Succession Series
A Workshop on Farm and Ranch Business Succession & Estate Planning
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 St. Paul, February 23, 2017 at the St. Paul Civic Center. The workshop runs from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. There is no charge for the workshop. To register (and for questions) call the Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.
Nominate your club for Nebraska 4-H Club of the Month! The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have joined together to start a program which recognizes 4-H clubs throughout the state of Nebraska. Any 4-H club may nominate themselves to be the Club of the Month. Nominations are due the second Friday of the month before the club will be the Club of the Month. The club who is chosen to be Club of the Month will receive a $50 cash card from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and their story will be showcased on the Nebraska 4-H Foundation’s Facebook, Twitter, and website along with the State 4-H website and Facebook and in their local newspaper.
You can now sign up to receive text message reminders of 4-H deadlines, events and activities.
Here is how: Send a text message to 81010
In the message type: @784cae
You will receive 3 messages that will require a response:
Reply with your Full name to Join Central4H
Quick Question: are you a student, parent or teacher? Reply S, P or T
Next, download the Remind app to see messages you may have missed.
The recent storms have dumped a load of ice across Nebraska, but the warm temperatures have been welcomed with open arms. Take advantage of the warm temperatures to scout for potential issues in your landscape.
Heavy snow and ice build-up on plants can cause some problems. Enough build up can lead to limb breakage or even splits on limbs and trunks. Ideally, allow the ice and snow to melt naturally from the limbs. Do not hit a branch to knock off the snow or ice, it can cause more damage to the plants.
Eventually, somewhere along the line, it is unavoidable that there will be some storm damage to trees. The Nebraska Forest Service has a few tips for homeowners who are caring for storm damaged trees:
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
Feb 2 – The Nebraska Water Leaders Academy has accepted its seventh and largest class to date, including four CASNR alums Read more