Nebraska Extension in Webster County

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We are quickly approaching operating loan renewal season for farms and ranches. This year, obtaining farm or ranch operating loan may be difficult for some producers due to low working capital and low crop/cattle prices. It is likely that some producers in your community will not receive a bank loan to farm/ranch or may need to find a different lender in 2017.

To help producers navigate this period of low prices, there are three levels resources available.

This year's Nebraska Crop Production Clinics feature agronomic, pest management, and farm management information to help growers make smart research-based decisions to improve their bottom line. Clinics will be held at nine sites across the state, starting with Gering on Jan. 4 and ending with Kearney on Jan. 19.

For more information, please visit Agronomy & Horticulture Agronomy: Crop Production Clinics 2017

Low farm prices and a tightening labor market will limit Nebraska's economic growth during the next three years, according to the latest long-term economic forecast from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research.

Read the full story on Nebraska Today.

Labor market, farm prices to limit state growth through 2019

Extension is Vital to All Nebraskans

Most Nebraskans aren’t aware of how much Extension is supporting them on a daily basis, in almost every area of their life. Many are aware of the services Extension provides to the agricultural community, but Extension provides expertise and know-how to sectors as diverse as nutrition, health care, and technology.

From border to border, Nebraska Extension is making an incredible impact on the success of our state — its youth, its families, its farms and ranches, its communities, its economy.

According to Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) records, your Private Applicator License for use of restricted-use pesticides expires this upcoming spring.  You will need to attend a recertification program to keep your license current.  Nebraska Extension in Webster County will be offering four training dates, listed below.  The cost to attend one of the sessions is $30.00.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Events are all free, however preregistration is required a week before event to guarantee a meal. For more information contact the Nebraska Extension in Fillmore County.



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Women entrepreneurs conference March 17-18 in Lincoln
Feb 2 – Those who support women-led or owned businesses and those looking to start a business are encouraged to attend the Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Conference, sponsored by the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. Read more
Block and Bridle Club to honor Brand
Feb 2 –

February 24, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Douglas Brand of Seward will be recognized as the 2017 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Block and Bridle Club honoree.

The Block and Bridle Club focuses on building leaders in the livestock and meat industries. The award recognizes those who have contributed to Nebraska agriculture through leadership, service, youth projects, community activities and involvement with the university.

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