Nebraska Extension in Kearney County

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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.

Nebraska Extension in Kearney County

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Gaussoin named to national USDA advisory board
Oct 10 – Roch Gaussoin, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been appointed to the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Read more
Krause honored with new professional award
Oct 10 – Katie Krause, Extension Educator of Douglas-Sarpy Counties, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2016 annual session. Read more