Nebraska Extension in Dawson County

2015 Dawson County 4H T-Shirts

Dawson County Farn Bureau is sponsoring the Dawson 4-H T-Shirts.  Every enrolled 4-H'er will receive a free shirt.  The design will be used for 2 years.  They will be available to pick up at the Extension Office after July 1st.  Download order sheet here:  T-Shirt Order Form

2016 Dawson County 4-H Scholarships

These are a list of the Dawson County Scholarships available:

Harold & Virginia Stevens Scholarship
Applications due January 15, 2016
Scholarship Requirements
Scholarship Application (pdf format)
Scholarship Application in Microsoft Word format

Scott & Rhonda Russman 4-H Livestock Scholarship
Applications due March 1, 2016
Scholarship Requirements & Application (pdf format)
Scholarship Application in Microsoft Word format

Reed Legacy Scholarship

Applications March 1, 2016
Scholarship Requirements and Application (pdf format)
Scholarship Application and Requirements in Microsoft Word format

Keith & Pauline White Scholarship

Applications due March 1, 2016
Scholarship Requirements
Scholarship Application (pdf format)
Scholarship Application in Microsoft Word format

State 4-H Scholarships
Applications due March 4, 2016
Scholarship Application and Requirements

4-H Travel Scholarship Available

* Reed Family State Fair & Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Travel Scholarship - This scholarship is sponsored by Jim & TeAnne Reed & family to provide financial assistance to 4-H'ers exhibiting live animals at the Nebraska State Fair and/or the Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show.  Five $100 scholarships will be given per year based largely on financial need.  Only one scholarship per person may be won per year.  4-H'ers may win another in succeeding years, but preference is given to those who have not previously won the scholarship.  Application deadline is August 1.

Reed Travel Scholarship Application

 Land Lease & Cash Rents

Once again we had an excellent response to our survey and feel fairly comfortable the results reflect what is happening in Dawson County. It's extemely important to note that no two operations or rental agreements are exactly alike. Those rents on either end of the range probably have some special circumstances. Production potential likely varies greatly on these rent extremes.

2016 Dawson County Survey Results

Last year's Land Lease & Cash Rent Information:

2015 Dawson County Survey Results

2015 Custer County Rental Rates

2015 State Land Values & Rental Rates

 2016 Ag Fest

Ag Fest 2016 Brochure.dox
Ag Fest 2016 Brochure.pdf
Ag Fest 2016 Advance registration.dox
Ag Fest 2016 Advance registration.pdf

      Ag Fest 2016 Teacher Evaluation Questions
      Ag Fest 2016 Schedule

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Nebraska Extension issues recommended practices for emergency holding pond management during wet weather
May 5 – Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality would like to remind producers and landowners to be vigilant in monitoring lagoon and runoff holding pond levels to avoid discharges from these storages. Read more
UNL receives grants to evaluate land conservation stewardship
May 5 – Simanti Banerjee, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has received a four-year $498,641 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the effectiveness of conservation auction policies. Read more