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Free Farm and Ag Law Clinics Set for April

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 17:31
Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers across the state in April 2021, providing one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor.

Project of the Year Kits now available

Latest Updates from Statewide 4-H - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 14:17

Nebraska 4-H is thrilled to announce the first-ever Project of the Year, focused upon Entrepreneurship and featuring the TEC Box Educational Kit! The Project of the Year provides the perfect 4-H Club project and is also a great way for new youth and families to get started in 4-H.

This year's Project of the Year educational kit introduces youth to the exciting world of entrepreneurship through the TEC Box curriculum! The kit includes the materials youth need to complete four hands-on activities that lay the groundwork for a county and state fair eligible exhibit: Class F531006 - Entrepreneurship Challenge. The activities help youth think for themselves, practice empathy and solve problems as they learn about entrepreneurship. Youth will invent their own product to make bicycles safer and develop a new game that can be enjoyed with family and friends.

The TEC Box Educational Kit includes a printed facilitator guide, a youth workbook, an inflatable 4-H kickball, sports cones, washi tape, felt, yarn, pipe cleaners, foam, and dice. Kits are only $25 plus shipping, but supplies are limited! 

Project of the YearOrder Kits

Breakfast Cones

Latest Updates from food.unl.edu - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 13:23
Nutrition Software Used: ESHA Food ProcessorNewsletter/Program:  Family Fun on the Run Archive Link: https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/family-fun-on-the-run/archiveSubscribe Link: https://food.unl.edu/subscribe-family-fun-run-newsletterContact Info: Cami WellsTaxonomy Term Description: 

Family Fun on the Run is a monthly newsletter designed to help families add physical activity to their already hectic schedules.


  • 3 ice cream cones
  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt, any flavor
  • 3 tablespoons blueberries, gently rubbed under cool running water
  • 3 tablespoons strawberries, gently rubbed under cool running water


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Use a spoon to fill the bottom of the ice cream cones with yogurt.
  3. Top with blueberries and strawberries.
Category:  Breakfast Snacks Yield: 3 servings Calories: 90Total Fat: 1.5Saturated Fat: 0.5Potassium: 4Total Sugars: 13Iron: 0Vitamin D: 0Calcium: 10Protein: 4Fiber: 0Added Sugars: 6Total Carbohydrates: 16Sodium: 65Cholesterol: 5

Water Law 101: Part 2, Other Water Rights

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 03/17/2021 - 18:15
Water from Pathfinder Reservoir on the North Platte River near Casper, Wyoming, is sent over the overflow spillway. Water is spilled occasionally when snowmelt runoff from the mountains above Pathfinder becomes too great to store in the reservoir. (Photo credit: Gary Stone)

SCN Survey Update and 10th Annual ‘Tode Awards

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 03/17/2021 - 16:29
Figure 1. Distribution of Soybean Cyst Nematode in Nebraska. It is important to remember that just because a county is not highlighted does not mean the nematode is not present, only that a positive sample has not been submitted to UNL for testing.

Managing Soybean Cyst Nematode Starts Now

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 03/17/2021 - 16:08
Figure 1. Soybean field with visible symptoms of SCN damage. However, it’s important to know that SCN does not always cause visible symptoms and that up to 30% yield loss can occur in the absence of other symptoms. (Photo by Kyle Broderick)

Nebraska Soybean Foliar Fungicide Use Survey

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Wed, 03/17/2021 - 15:22
Figure 1: Frogeye leaf spot of soybean (FLS) disease caused by foliar pathogen, Cercospora sojina, (Photo courtesy: Tamra Jackson-Ziems/UNL)

New Online ‘Farm Stat’ Tool Allows Farmers and Agronomists to Easily Analyze Data from their Own On-Farm Research

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:56
Farm Stat, a new online tool, allows producers or agronomists to specify how many treatments and replications their unique study had and then enter their data for a complete statistical analysis of variance, which can be saved as a PDF. Created by the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network, Farm Stat is a free program that enables growers and agronomists to easily run statistical analysis of their own research studies.

Yonts Water Conference Returns April 9 in Gering

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:21
This year's conference will feature discussion on topics such as the North Platte Valley's irrigation infrastructure, groundwater irrigation regulations, Goshen-Gering/Fort Laramie Tunnel status, water outlook, drought update and more.

FarmBits Podcast: Experimentation for Optimization

Latest Updates from cropwatch.unl.edu - Thu, 03/11/2021 - 10:54
Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.