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Innovative Youth Corn Challenge for 4-H and FFA Members We are delighted to announce the Corn Yield Challenge, a prestigious contest open to 4-H members (aged 8 and older as of January 1st) and FFA members (in-school members). This competition is designed to guide participants through a comprehensive exploration of all facets of corn production, including aspects related to agricultural careers associated with corn production. Registration now open thru March
2024 Tractor and Equipment Safety for Young and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers ages 14 and 15. The hands-on events and the online course will cover the required elements of the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program, including quizzes which students must pass to attend the driving portion of training. The onsite driving training and exam will include a driving test and equipment operation and ATV safety lessons. Students must demonstrate competence in hitching and unhitching equipment and driving a tractor and trailer through a standardized course. Instructors will also offer education about safe behaviors and laws for ATVs, utility-task vehicles (UTVs), and other off-road vehicles (ORVs).
Nebraska 4-H requires all youth enrolled in livestock projects to complete annual quality assurance certification through Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA). YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program focused on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. Trainings for 2024 Adams County Youth begin in February
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Data Driven: A Statistics & Data Science Field Day," scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Dinsdale Learning Commons on East Campus at UNL from 10 AM to 4 PM. This engaging event invites teams of four 10th-12th graders (with the occasional exceptional 9th grader welcome) and one adult coach to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of data science, statistics, and numerical literacy. The day will feature interactive head-to-head competitions, providing a platform for teams to showcase their skills. Additionally, participants will have the valuable opportunity to interact with the University recruitment team and industry professionals.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will present workshops for those planning and involved in farmland succession who want to learn more about the best strategies for managing and owning this asset and how it may impact the transition plan. “So You’ve Inherited a Farm … Now What?” The workshops will cover Nebraska land industry topics for farms and ranches. Those include evaluating current trends in land values and cash rents, strategies for successful land transitions, lease provisions, legal considerations and managing communication and expectations among family members. Creating and adjusting estate plans will also be covered.

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Heat keeps rains away during wheat harvest

July 23, 2024
Amid the high temperatures in western Nebraska, wheat harvest has been going on. “We’re right in the middle of wheat harvest,” said Cody Creech, Nebraska Extension dryland cropping specialist at the UNL High Plains Ag Lab in Sidney. “The rest of the state has wrapped up, and we’ll be completing harvest this week.” Typical for most growers, weather has been a big factor in wheat yields. The yield reports in the Panhandle vary depending on whether the fields were hit by hail or not.

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Siphon Tubes: Setting water to grow crops in western Nebraska

July 23, 2024
For some of us growing up on the farm where surface irrigation was prevalent, the irrigation siphon tube has been and still is utilized to irrigate crops across Nebraska and the world. Learning how to “set” the siphon tube, moving the tubes from set to set, field to field, “digging (row) ends,” and dealing with ditch washouts, gophers, moles, mosquitoes, and other critters does not always bring back fond memories!

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North Platte native donates tree to Tree Lane Road

July 12, 2024
When visiting North Platte, the Golden Spike Tower or the Buffalo Bill State Historic Park might be at the top of the list. Karlie Gerlach | WCREEC Communications Specialist

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Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society award two from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

July 3, 2024
Two with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center were among those awarded at the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society (NSWCS) awards night on Wednesday, June 12, in Scottsbluff.

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