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Cass County Extension (Fairgrounds) February 23, 2017 and Otoe County Extension February 28, 2017 (Fairgrounds) will be some of the locations for Private Pesticide Applicator trainings.
Grain Marketing Workshop on February 21, 2017 at the Gage County Extension Office and February 22, 2017 Nemaha Natural Resources District, near Tecumseh. Grain marketing workshops will provide information and tools to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices and assist grain producers create a written marketing plan that is right for them. Nebraska Extension Educators will present location and commodity specific marketing information. Topics include developing a written marketing plan, and understanding basis and carrying charges. The workshops feature the Marketing in a New Era (MINE) simulator and the Grain Marketing Plan smartphone application.
The Community Vitality Initiative is focused on launching the heart and soul of the state, its rural and urban communities, into the future by focusing on entrepreneurship, recruiting new residents, disaster recovery, broadband access, engaging youth and young adults, and building businesses.
It is MUCH more than playing with legos! The First® Lego® League team members develop teamwork by planning, brainstorming and collaborating. The youth meet after school and their research, presentation and technical skills are put to test at First® Lego® League competitions. Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp, along with volunteer adult coaches, parents and school staff, guide students to prepare for competition. First® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. In 1998 he joined with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen of LEGO® to create the program, First® Lego® League, for 9 to 14 year olds around the world. Regional competitions will provide an opportunity for area teams to advance to the state competition in February.
Power of Wind Art Show is sponsored by the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education and Research Center. Open to all ages! Art or written work needs to be original and illustrate or represent how wind is used for energy. Art forms showcasing wind power can include posters, paintings, photographs, illustrations, photographs, sculptures, original stories, poems, and more. Entries will be accepted at Kimmel Education & Research Center on April 20th through April 22nd.
Although we do have some microscopes in our hallway, not all research is conducted in a lab setting.


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4-H Clover Chase scavenger hunt begins March 1
Feb 2 – Nebraska 4-H youth and volunteers in all 93 counties will have the opportunity to join the Nebraska 150 Celebration by participating in the 4-H Clover Chase developed by Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Read more
Precision ag makes farming more sustainable, profitable
Feb 2 – Farmers have numerous sources of technology and data available to use in their operations, but many producers struggle with what kind and how much technology they need. Read more