Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County

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Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County will be a host site for the third season of the Field to Market initiative that seeks to enhance the knowledge of Nebraska corn, soybean and wheat producers on their sustainability and operational efficiency measures.  Participating farmers will use a web based tool called the Fieldprint® Calculator. Calculating "Fieldprints" can help growers to establish benchmark data on a field and track improvements overtime, set energy saving and efficiency goals and compare performance against local, state and national benchmarks.     

Grain marketing workshops will be offered at three sites across southeast Nebraska in February to  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. 

This training will allow individuals to become certified or recertified as Private Pesticide Applicators.  To become certified or re-certified individuals must attend the complete three-hour program.  Cost is $30 per person payable to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the conclusion of the session.

2017 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Schedule for Southeast Nebraska (PDF, 1 pg, 85 KB)

Learn how to make a unique Zig Zag Table Runner or a Lap Desk at Youth Workshops offered by Richardson County Extension.  See our 4-H Workshops webpage for details.

Zig Zag Table Runner Workshop Flyer (PDF, 1 pg, 766 KB)

Lap Desks Workshop Flyer (PDF, 1 pg, 844 KB)

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, over ­­­­80% of homes tested in Nemaha County have levels of radon in the indoor air that exceed EPA’s action level.

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is a naturally occurring byproduct of the radioactive decay of Uranium in the soil. It enters homes through cracks and crevices in the foundation or through crawl spaces below the structure. Radon can get into any type of building – houses, offices, schools, etc. – but researchers suggest that people are most likely to receive their greatest exposure to radon at home, simply because that’s where they spend the greatest amount of their time.



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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