Information for Crops and Cow Calf Producers
Extension Is On The MoveInformation on farming, ranching, healthy eating choices, children and family, and lawn/garden.
Knox County 4-H ProgramCurrent Information about the Knox County 4-H Program and the Knox County Fair
Child Care InformationChildcare Information
Free Webinar Series to Focus on FinancesNebraska Extension is hosting a series of webinars aim to provide farmers and ranchers with financial principles they can apply to their own operations.
Nebraska Extension in Knox County
Knox County 4-H’ers Speak Out
The Knox County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held on Tuesday, April 19 in Center with thirteen 4-H members participating. The Public Speaking Contest gives each 4-H member an opportunity to speak before a group. 4-H members learn how to develop their speaking skills and gain self confidence. These are skills the 4-H member will use their entire life!
The results are as follows (ages as of January 1):
Clover Kids Division (ages 5-7): Special Clover Kids Ribbons were awarded to Gannon Edholm of Bloomfield; Pierce Jeannoutot of Bloomfield; Avery Gill of Bloomfield and Sophia Wortmann of Crofton; and Cecilia Wortmann of Crofton.
Junior Division (ages 8-10 must present an original speech relating to 4-H from 1-3 minutes): Trophy winner was Elizabeth Wortmann of Crofton. Receiving a purple ribbon was Ava McFarland of Bloomfield; Blake Byerly of Bloomfield and Kaitlyn Byerly of Bloomfield.r Kids Ribbons were awarded to Gannon Edholm of Bloomfield; Pierce Jeannoutot of Bloomfield; Avery Gill of Bloomfield and Sophia Wortmann of Crofton; and Cecilia Wortmann of Crofton.
Intermediate Division (ages 11-13 must present an original speech relating to 4-H from 3-5 minutes): Trophy winner was Martha Witchey of O’Neill. Receiving a purple ribbon was Taylor Arens of Crofton and Ella McFarland of Bloomfield.
Senior Division (ages 14-18 must present an original speech relating to 4-H from 5-8 minutes): Trophy winner was Kimberly Hines of O’Neill.
Congratulations to all who participated!
Spring pastures are growing fast and early. Since spring management affects your production all year, stay tuned as I share some early grazing thoughts.
Spring pastures ready to graze several weeks earlier than usual is nice, but it also raises some questions about management and risks. For example, if you wait to turn animals out to pasture until close to your normal beginning date, chances are the grass will get so far ahead of your animals that it quickly will become stemmy and low quality. However, if you start grazing today as you normally would when you begin, any cool temperatures might slow grass growth so much that your pastures will run short way before summer even begins. So what should you do? more
Monday, May 9, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lifelong Learning Center, 601 East Benjamine Ave., Norfolk, Nebraska
Cost of the Class is $50.00
To Register call 402-288-5611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Extension Is On The Move" newsletter
On the Ranch - Replacement Heifers; Make Pasture Fertilizing Pay; Early Graze to Control Weeds in Native Pastures
In the Field - Pros & Cons of Using Companion Crops When Planting Alfalfa; Control Early Stages of Marestail and Kochia; Managing & Preparing for Nitrogen Loss
Healthy Eating - Coffee Drinkers Have Clearer Arteries; Asparagus with Toasted Almonds & Garlic; Roasted Broccoli & Red Peppers
Today’s Future - Be a Healthy Role Model; Banking for Teens
World of Work - Treating Your Body Like a Computer; Raising Nebraska
Splash into Extension - Wetlands
In the Dirt - Signs of Spring; American Hornbeam; Lawn Care Practices; Ash Tree Borer Holes