Nebraska Extension in Holt & Boyd Counties

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Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will take place at nine Nebraska locations this year. Teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm should plan to attend. Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm for anyone other than parents or legal guardians. Certification received through this course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with specific mechanized equipment.
Preliminary findings from the 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey conducted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, indicate that as of February 1, 2017, the weighted average farmland value declined by about 10 percent over the prior 12-month period to $2,805 per acre. This decline marks the third year of consecutive downward pressure totaling to approximately 15 percent for the weighted average farmland value in Nebraska which peaked in 2014 at $3,315 per acre.
This publication contains 73 crop production budgets for 15 crops, as well as tables for power, machinery, labor, and input costs used to develop these budgets. Each budget consists of five sections: Heading List of representative field operations List of materials and services used Operations and interest tabulations Overhead costs, including real estate taxes and opportunity charges The budgets are presented in a worksheet format with a “Your Estimate” column for recording cost modifications. Check out this free 84 page publication at 

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



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