Nebraska Extension in Webster County

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Congratulations to the Nebraska Inside and Out Team! They received the Excellence in Animal Science Program Award at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference in New Orleans!!!

Animals Inside and Out is a Field Day put on by various Extension Educators throughout our area, including our own Dewey Lienemann. The field day provides curriculum geared towards helping children understand livestock production. A couple examples of the curriculum training would be Animal Nutrition, Skeletal Systems, Respiratory & Circulatory Systems and many more.

Congratulations on the National recognition of a wonderful program!!!

Starting October 18th, you can start your enrollment process through 4-H Online. 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

Grain marketing workshops will be offered at several sites across Nebraska starting in November to help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices.

Nebraska Extension Educators will present location- and commodity-specific marketing information. Topics include developing a written marketing plan, and understanding basis and carrying charges. The workshops feature the Marketing in a New Era simulator and the Grain Marketing Plan smartphone application. 

Several area schools participated in the Area 3 - Range Judging in the Franklin area on September 21st, 2016. Rangelands are one of Nebraska’s most important and valuable natural resources. Although youth are the primary participants in range judging, contests can be a challenging and effective learning tool for both youth and adults. An important objective is for participants to better understand rangeland ecosystems in order to make proper management decisions. Contests teach some basic principles of range ecology, including soil-plant and plant-animal interactions, and plant succession. Learning to judge range provides effective tools that are used to manage the range resource.

Make plans to attend the Annual Christmas Greenery Workshop on December 1st and 3rd, 2016 at the Webster County Fairgrounds in Bladen, Nebraska from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Terri-Pond Svoboda will be teaching you how to make an effective centerpiece and wreaths.  After her short class, you will be turned loose to make decorations for your home as well as gifts for family and friends with greenery and other supplies that are provided. Bring your own decorations to give your greenery a hint of your style.

Pre-registration is required by November 23rd, 2016 and the fee is $30 per participant.  To register, contact us.

Nebraska Extension in Webster County

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