Nebraska Extension in Holt & Boyd Counties

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RANCHING FOR PROFITABILITY SERIES - LOOKING TO 2016

As beef producers look ahead to 2016, what will the upcoming year bring? The annual “Ranching for Profitability” series will be held across Nebraska in mid-January to cover timely beef issues. Nebraska Extension beef specialists and educators will cover a variety of topics that may influence the cowherd. To find out what topics will be covered at your meeting, check with the local extension contact. Local meeting will be held in O'Neill on Jan. 14
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MANAGING MARKET RISK: PROTECTING PROFITS IN A VOLATILE CATTLE MARKET WORKSHOP

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a beef marketing workshop on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. at the Holt County Annex in O’Neill, Nebraska. Join Dr. Jay Parsons, Dr. Kate Brooks, and Jim Jansen with Nebraska Extension as they present a beef marketing workshop on information and tools designed to help manage market risk to achieve your production goals. Topics covered during the workshop include determining your cost of production, understanding your market environment, and reviewing available marketing tools.

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2016 PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR AND CHEMIGATION DATES

Here is a listing of pesticide training dates being held in the local area. By attending any session you will fulfill the requirements for recertification if your license expires April 15, 2016. The cost to participate in the training is $30 which is due the day of the program. Also please bring your bar-coded letter sent by NDA which contains your full address and certification number (you should have received late in 2015).
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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