Nebraska Extension in Holt & Boyd Counties

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What are pillars to beef productivity? Grazing, reproduction, economics, and cattle health are key to beef profitability and will be covered in half-day workshops across Nebraska by beef specialists and educators.

“Ranching for Profitability” meetings will be held from 10 am to 2 pm (local time) and 5 pm to 9 pm (local time). Locations include O’Neill and Ainsworth on Jan. 17; Valentine and Brewster on Jan. 18; Gordon and Kimball on Jan. 19; Burwell and Broken Bow on Jan. 24; Lexington and Brady on Jan. 25. Contact the local Extension Office one week prior for a meal count. Please note: speakers and topics may vary by location- contact the local extension office for a list of topics and speakers.

This year's Nebraska Crop Production Clinics feature agronomic, pest management, and farm management information to help growers make smart research-based decisions to improve their bottom line. Topics vary by location (nine sites across the state).

Nebraska Extension has a new offering in its winter line-up of programs for farmers and agribusiness seeking research updates and recommendations for Nebraska crop production with two half-day workshops, 23 program sessions, and recertification options, attendees will be able to customize their learning experience by registering for those sessions most pertinent to their farming operation.

A Caring About Kids - Early Childhood Conference will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M. at the Ainsworth High School. 

Sessions Include: Camp Cooking with Kids; Make Time for Nature; That’s TREE-Mendous!; Spice up your Childcare with Herbs; Call of the Wild (Reggio Inspired Learning); and Outdoor Wildlife and Environmental Education Experience.

Who Should Attend?
Child Care Providers/Staff; Parents; Foster Parents; Elementary School Teachers & Staff; Home School Families; Preschool Staff; Head Start Staff;  and Anyone who cares about kids

Upon completion of the conference, you will be able to do a 2.0 hour follow-up course that could provide an extra 2 hours of NE State approved credit.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Eight Nebraska Extension offices across the state will offer workshops in January and February providing livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment.

Livestock producers with livestock waste control facility permits received or renewed since April 1998 must be certified. A farm must complete an approved training every five years, and farm personnel responsible for land application of manure are also encouraged to attend. Re-certification will be held during the first two hours of the day-long land application training.

The 2017 Nebraska Crop Budgets are complete and available online at CropWatch.unl.edu/budgets.

Seventy-three crop budgets are included for 2017. These include budgets for most Nebraska crops from corn to peas to wheat.

With the challenging agricultural economy, the budgets are one means to identify and focus on specific areas of crop production costs.

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Nebraska Extension offering land applicator training in Jan. and Feb.
Jan 1 – Eight Nebraska Extension offices across the state will offer workshops in January and February providing livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment. Read more
Nebraska a natural fit for new IANR chief
Jan 1 – Meet Mike Boehm, IANR vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and NU vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Read more