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You can now start your enrollment process through 4-H Online for the 2016-2017 4-H year. We are super excited to kick off this year and hope the following tutorials will be helpful if you have any questions about the registration process. However, if for some reason you struggle; don't hesitate to contact us to help walk you through the process!

Instructions for 4-H Online

Take your support of “Making the Best Better” and “Learning to Do” wherever you go with the new license plates showcasing Nebraska 4-H and Nebraska FFA! The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska FFA Association in cooperation with the Nebraska FFA Alumni, have teamed up to create the first ever license plate supporting the two largest youth organizations in Nebraska. Similar to other organizational specialty license plates, there must be 250 applications received before the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing this organizational plate. Order yours today by filling out the application form at http://ne4hfoundation.org and mailing it along with the $70 fee to the Nebraska 4-H Foundation.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - 4 to 6 pm - Red Cloud City Park

Come join us for the 2nd annual Neighborhood Plant Swap! Divide those bulbs! Dig up seedlings! Root some clippings! Bring some seeds! Or come empty-handed. We hope to see you there!

Start now! 2-3 weeks before the swap, take your clippings and do reseach online about getting them to root. Some clippings only need to be set in a vase of water and put in a sunny window. Others may need you to nick the stem and dip it in rooting hormone.

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



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Celebration to mark Maxwell Arboretum's 50th year
Apr 4 – A lecture and tree planting are part of events set for May 16 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Read more
Extension home study course prepares drone pilots for exam
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April 27, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Members of the public interested in earning a a Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate to fly unmanned aircraft (drones) for commercial purposes, are encouraged to refer to a new home study course offered by Nebraska Extension. This home study course focuses on the knowledge needed to successfully pass the computer-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam to earn a Remote Pilot certificate.

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