Nebraska Extension in Gage County

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       Chemigation is the practice of applying nitrogen fertilizer or any agri-chemicals to cropland using an irrigation system to distribute both the water and chemical. The majority of the time, nitrogen fertilizer is applied via pivot.  Licenses are good for four years.  State law requires producers in Nebraska who chemigate to attend a class taught by UNL Extension and take a test.  The requirement is a face-to-face meeting or home study course, whether you are an initial chemigator or recertifying. I plan on teaching the following three classes in Southeast Nebraska:

Farm Succession Plan Seminar

            A University of Nebraska Extension free workshop on business succession and estate planning for farm and ranch owners, families and beginners is planned for March 1, 2017. Workshop will be held in Beatrice at the Extension Office meeting Room on Wednesday March 1 from 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM.  All farmers from Southeast Nebraska and Northeast Kansas are welcome.

This workshop will use the Field to Market tool which uses farming practices and other production data to produce graphs and tables which allows for a comparison of one field to national, state, and local averages for the metrics of Yield, Irrigation efficiency, erosion, energy use, and green house gas emissions.

Winter Workshop Dates and Locations

Now is the time to register for 4-H for the 2017 year.  If you already have a 4-H profile, please log in to and update your information.  Only create a NEW profile if you are new to 4-H.  

The 4-H Project List is available here.  Please note that the fees are still collected in the Gage County Extension Office. For questions, please call 402-223-1384.

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Women entrepreneurs conference March 17-18 in Lincoln
Feb 2 – Those who support women-led or owned businesses and those looking to start a business are encouraged to attend the Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Conference, sponsored by the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. Read more
Block and Bridle Club to honor Brand
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February 24, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Douglas Brand of Seward will be recognized as the 2017 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Block and Bridle Club honoree.

The Block and Bridle Club focuses on building leaders in the livestock and meat industries. The award recognizes those who have contributed to Nebraska agriculture through leadership, service, youth projects, community activities and involvement with the university.

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