Nebraska Extension in Webster County
Please help in welcoming Mr. Bradley Schick to the Beef Educator Position in Webster County. Brad has finished his MS in Range and Forage Management at UNL and will be starting his position in Webster County on September 1.
Brad will be working in the accountability region of Kearney, Franklin, Adams, Webster, Clay, Nuckolls, Fillmore, and Thayer Counties (see attached map of Beef Accountability Regions).
Brad can be reached at the Webster County office. Please take a minute to stop in and welcome him!
September 21st, 2017
Our office is excited to announce that the 4-H Afterschool programs will again be offered in THREE LOCATIONS from 4 to 5 pm! All youth grades 2-6 are invited to participate in this free program! We will be teaching the same curriculum at each location.
4-H AFTERSCHOOL ENROLLMENT:
Select your child’s school below. The respective school’s link will take you to the application on Google Forms for the 4-H Afterschool Program. Complete the form and you are all done!
September 14th, 2017
Webster County is currently seeking nominations for the Youth Council. The purpose of the Webster County Youth Council is to promote youth programs by planning, implementing and enforcing new rules regulations. The Youth Council also manages the Youth Fund. This council meets quarterly, but may have special meetings during the year.
Nominees should an adult over age 18, be able to serve a two year term with the option for re-election for a second term and have an active interest in serving youth in our county.
A new online tool from Nebraska Extension aims to connect farmers and cattle producers to encourage mutually beneficial agreements to use crop residue for grazing. The Crop Residue Exchange tool provides a searchable database of cropland available for grazing.
After creating an account, farmers can list available cropland by drawing their plot on an interactive map and entering information on the type of residue, fencing, water availability and dates available.
4-H Youth interested in the horse program should participate in this monthtly equine webinar. These webinars will be a great place for 4-H leaders/parents and senior aged youth to gain knowledge in many different areas.
The first webinar will be on September 11th at 6:00 pm and will cover equine nutrition, geared toward information needed for advancement level 3. In addition, there will be time set aside for question and answers. To access the webinar follow the instructions below:
October 7th & 8th - North Platte, Nebraska
The 15th annual 4S Goat Expo will be held on October 7th and 8th. The event will be held this year in North Platte Nebraska. The event will be located at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds located at 5015 Rodeo Road. The program will cover the topics: Why Grazing Goats on a Cattle Operation may be Beneficial to the Pasture, Marketing Goats in Nebraska, Birthing Problems, Goat Diseases, Meat Goat Judging Contest for Youth, Famacha Training for Sheep and Goats, The Benefits of Purchasing Quality Genetics and Fitting Your Goat for Show. Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior or college freshman.
Speakers will include:
Sep 20 – Nebraska Extension is encouraging the state’s farmers and ranchers to complete a survey regarding their farm or ranch succession plans. Read more
Sep 15 – Nebraska Extension is offering a new way to get information on timely beef topics in a series of hosted webinars. Read more