Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

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Beef Shows will be Blow and Go

The Otoe County 4-H Council voted at its January meeting to change to “Blow and Go” for the 2017 Otoe County Fair.  The 4-H Beef Shows including Showmanship, Market Beef and Breeding Beef will be Blow and Go.  Guidelines for the Blow and Go include:

Beef Profit Tips Workshop

             Nebraska Extension in Otoe County is hosting a Beef Profit Tips workshop on Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 p.m.  This workshop will be at the Nebraska Extension in Otoe County Office, 620 1st Street in Syracuse. 

            Beef Profit Tips Workshops are designed to help beef producers evaluate their operations to make them more profitable through the latest research information.  The combination of low commodity prices and high input costs have left cattle producers struggling to reach breakeven levels.     

Grain Marketing Workshop on February 20th in Nebraska City

A free grain marketing workshop will be held on February 20th in Nebraska City at the Kimmel Education and Research Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop will assist grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices.

Workshops are funded by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Soybean Board. Complimentary lunch is sponsored by Arbor Bank.  The workshop is limited to 40 participants.

Successful Farmer Series offered throughout the winter 

Now that the growing season is coming to an end, there are many opportunities in the upcoming months to enhance your knowledge and garner new ideas to take back to your operation. Nebraska Extension provides numerous workshops, conferences and trainings all across the state to help you increase your profitability and environmental stewardship.

For all the latest Agricultural news and links to University of Nebraska - Lincoln Agricultural newsletters and reports.  From Nebrask Farm Custom Rates, Pesticide Training Information, Market Journal, CropWatch Newsletters, Cornhusker Economics Articles and much more.

2016 Farmer Tax Guides are available on the Marketplace to be downloaded at https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/tax225.html or contact the Extension Office.

Nebraska Farm Custom Rates for 2016 are available. These surveys conducted every two years, consist of two parts:

2017 Otoe County Fair Information

Otoe County Fair Dates will be Thursday, July 27th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Otoe County Fair Theme for 2017 is:   150 Years of 'NEBRASKA' Farm & Family Fun

The 2017 Schedule and Fair Book are currently being revised and will be posted in the spring of 2017. They will be published on this site and be mailed out in the Penny Press. 

The Otoe County Agricultural Society meets the third Monday of the month, with the annual meeting being held the first Monday of November. These meetings are held at the Kimmel Event Center. If you have any specific concerns contact an Otoe County Agricultural Society Board member.



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