Nebraska Extension in Holt & Boyd Counties

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UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green visited with Holt County residents during his "Statewide Meet and Greet" at the Holt County Extension on January 24, 2017.  Here is the story/interview that KBRX Radio Station ran. (4 MB mp3 file - 4:09 minutes) 

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

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.

How do you find information about on-going Nebraska research, education opportunities, or management recommendations for rangeland, pastures, or forages?  Try

Nebraska Extension is planning its 9th Farm Beginnings® Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education and Research at 5985 G Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410 running from January to April, 2017. Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society are facilitating the Farm Beginnings® Program to be held in Nebraska City. The Farm Beginnings® Program is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise. Farm Beginnings® participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers; attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences.

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