Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills

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The web-based 4-H Pick Your Project Guide will assist youth, parents, and volunteers with learning about the project opportunities and then easily locating the same project in 4HOnline. Using the web-based Pick Your Project application, users will be able to search for projects by keywords, project areas, curriculum areas, experience levels, and projects that contain State Fair and/or County Fair eligible entries.
The Hyannis Sandbots 4-H Club competed in the 2016-17 First Lego League Qualifier held at Sidney on January 21, 2017 at which they were awarded the Robot Design trophy. 

Members of the team are Gavin, Riley and Miles Anderson, Gary Brennemann, Ben and Jake Connell, Layton Deibler, Ethan Haney, and Chase Huffman. Head coach of this new 4-H Robotics Club is Susan Connell. 

The Central Sandhills Mech Techs 4-H Club competed in the 2016-17 First Lego League Qualifier held at Sidney on January 21, 2017.

They were awarded both the Science Project trophy and were named a Global Innovation Award Candidate. The Mech Techs will compete in the Global Innovation Award contest at the State Championship Tournament to be held at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum at Ashland on February 18th.  Team members are Tyler and Chase Rath from Thedford, and Ethan Hardin, Cayden Hampton, and Alex Werner from Mullen.

Financial Literacy - How "Healthy" Are You?

With the recent downturn in markets, ag producers may need to reassess their financial situations.  In the “Financial Literacy” workshops, women involved in ag operations will be empowered to make sound financial decisions on their operations based off of their balance sheet, cash flow, and income statement.  A comfortable, safe learning environment will encourage questions and peer learning.  This series includes 3 classes, each lasting 3 hours. 

"Managing Risk in a Down Cattle Market" workshops

Nebraska Extension educators and specialists will present vital information concerning cattle management strategies during "Managing Risk in a Down Cattle Market" workshops in January.  Cattle producers will learn how to reduce risk exposure associated with cattle marketing and forage production to achieve a profitable outcome in uncertain times. 

Topics covered during the workshop will include determining your cost production, marketing tools to protect agains price declines, and programs for protecting against weather related forage lossses. 

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4-H Clover Chase scavenger hunt begins March 1
Feb 2 – Nebraska 4-H youth and volunteers in all 93 counties will have the opportunity to join the Nebraska 150 Celebration by participating in the 4-H Clover Chase developed by Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Read more
Precision ag makes farming more sustainable, profitable
Feb 2 – Farmers have numerous sources of technology and data available to use in their operations, but many producers struggle with what kind and how much technology they need. Read more