Nebraska Extension in Phelps & Gosper Counties

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Upcoming Beef Programs from Extension Educator Erin Laborie:

    The Nebraska Grazing Conference will be held in Kearney, August 8 & 9 for beginning and experience graziers, land managers and all who are concerned with the utilization and conservation of grazing lands.  Topics will includ fencing and water points, vegetation for livestock and wildlife, beef systems initiative, NRCS cost share programs and others.    Read more.

Forage & Cover Crops Meeting and Wheat Varieties Plot Tour Lower commodity grain prices and strengthening beef economics have spurred interest regarding forage sorghum, wheatlage and other silage or grazing plant prouction options.  In response, a Nebraska Extension Forage & Cover Crops educational update meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 20017 in the Elwood Civic Center in the Legion from 10 to 11:15 a.m. On June 21, a Wheat Varieties Plot Tour will be held near Beaver City.  Attendance to both events is free of charge.         Read More...
Tractor Safety Courses Offered: Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will take place across Nebraska.  Teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm should plan to attend.  Courses for area youth will be in McCook on June 23 and in Grand Island on July 10 & 11.  Registration forms must be submitted one week before the course.       Read More...


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Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory open house Aug. 23
Jul 7 – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory will host its 18th annual open house Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Read more
Plant scientists aim to turn sorghum into jet fuel
Jul 7 – As members of a new federally funded bioenergy research center, two Nebraska plant scientists plan to spend the next five years working to expand the oil-producing capability of the sorghum plant. Read more