Nebraska Extension in Kearney County

Kearney County Fair -- July 16-21

Open Class Fair Tent     OPEN CLASS Premium Book (pdf, 20 pages, 825 KB)

4-H Clover   4-H Premium Book (pdf, 566KB)
   4-H Contest & Activities Guide pdf, 3.58MB)


Animals Inside & Out

Section 1: Introduction (PDF,  37 pages, 2.11MB )

Section 2: Management, Skeletal, Muscular, Digestive, Circulatory (PDF,  29 pages, 795KB)

Section 3: Reproduction, By-Products, Animals Close-Up (PDF,  30 pages, 1.66MB)

Field Day Resources: Flyer, Teacher Letter, Schedule, Evaluations (PDF,  9 pages, 682KB)

PowerPoint: Management - Symptoms of a Sick or Injured Animal (PPTX, 10 Slides, 5.51MB)

PowerPoint: NAE4HA Presentation (PPTX, 25 Slides, 25.5MB)

Field Day Schedule  (XLSX, 1 page, 13.02KB)

Customizable Field Day Schedule (XLSX, 1 page, 12.39KB)


Pain in the BACK:  Preventing Back Pain in Agriculture

Back pain is the most common cause of job related disability. On average, health care costs for individuals with low back pain are 60% higher than individuals without back pain. These ailments not only impact older adults, but also impact youth as well. Due to the physical demands of the job, back pain and injury are common conditions that impact farmers and ranchers.

  • 37-41% of farmers report low back pain
  • In a study of 2536 high school students, 19.1% of teen farmworkers reported back pain compared to 12.4% of their non-farmworker peers


There are many things farmers and ranchers can do to prevent and decrease back pain while working on the farm. Taking rest breaks, stretching, exercise, maintaining good posture, and demonstrating safe lifting techniques are all simple steps that farmers and ranchers can take while working on the farm to prevent back injury. For more information on the management and prevention of back pain click on the link below.

Managing and Preventing Back Pain in Agriculture (PDF, 4 Pages, 798KB)

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Cahoon receives Terry Galliard Medal
Jul 7 – Edgar Cahoon, George Holmes Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Center for Plant Science Innovation, received the Terry Galliard Medal on July 5 at the 22nd International Symposium on Plant Lipids in Göttingen, Germany. Read more
Pitla honored with young designer award
Jul 7 – Santosh Pitla, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was honored with the 2016 Sunkist Young Designer Award at the annual meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) on July 18 in Orlando, Florida. Read more