Growing a Healthy FutureRead about some of Nebraska Extension advances in wearable tech, youth entrepreneurship and precision ag.
Nebraska Extension Launches New InitiativeThe Strengthening Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy initiative will feature Nebraska Extension specialists and educators from multiple disciplines sharing researched-based information to help producers reduce input costs, increase efficiencies and improve profitability of farm and livestock operations.
Nebraska Extension is Setting a Foundation for the Next GenerationThe Learning Child program provides necessary training for parents and other caring adults so they can provide the best learning for their children.
WeCook Program Gives Healthy Options to Youth4-H's WeCook Program is helping low-income youth and their families create fun and nutritious meals.
Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills
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.
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.
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.
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.