Nebraska Extension in Richardson County

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Shotgun (Trap) - Friday, June 30th .22, BB, Pellet - Saturday, July 1st Archery - Sunday, July 2nd
Does your 4-H project need an attitude adjustment?!?! Spend the afternoon learning about the field of animal chiropractic. Dr. Bruce Crabtree will share his knowledge of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system of livestock and companion animals while preforming animal chiropractic alignments for large and small animals. This will be a unique educational event open to all 4-H'ers and their families.

A new mobile application from Nebraska Extension aims to help farmers manage their operations in a rapidly changing price environment. The free Grain Marketing Plan app is available on iPhone and iPad devices for users marketing corn, soybeans or winter wheat.

The app can help farmers develop customizable grain marketing plans pre- or post-harvest. It has a built-in reminder system so that once a farmer has entered decisions into their plan, he or she will receive alerts once a decision trigger has been hit. The decision triggers can be set up based on a target time or futures price. It is one of the first apps of its kind to allow users to not only view futures price information, but interact with them.

Area beef producers will want to make plans to attend a Cow-calf Management Field Day that is scheduled for Saturday, June 17.  According to Nebraska Extension Educator in Cuming County, Larry Howard, this Field Day will be hosted by producers in Cuming and Dodge counties.

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality conducts weekly sampling for toxic blue-green algae and E. coli bacteria at recreational lakes across the state of Nebraska from May through September each year.  Samples are taken weekly, and lakes with readings exceeding safety thresholds will be placed on Health Alert.  Weekly results and additional information may be found on the NEDQ's website.  



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