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Box Butte County Celebrate 4-H “FUN”draiser 

Monday, March 30, 2020    5:30–7:30 pm

Westside Event Center

2472 CR 62  - Alliance


UNMC, Nebraska Extension offer tractor safety course to teens across Nebraska this summer

 Registration Form

Members of the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health will provide a tractor safety course in May and June of 2020 at 11 sites across Nebraska in partnership with Nebraska Extension. The course provides extensive training on tractor and all-terrain vehicle safety with a variety of hands-on activities. Instilling an attitude of ‘making safety a priority’ and respect for agricultural equipment are primary goals of the course.


If you are interested, please come and see what livestock judging is all about!

Livestock Judging 2020 practice schedule:

Feb 4 - Alliance
Feb 13. - Hemingford
Feb 19 - Alliance
Feb 25 - Hemingford
March 5 - Alliance
March 10 - Hemingford
March 16 - Alliance
March 24 - Hemingford
1st week of April ? (State FFA)
April 9 - Hemingford
April 16 - Alliance
April 21 – Hemingford

Box Butte County 4-H Scholarship

The Box Butte County 4-H Council will award three $1,000.00 and one $500 scholarships provided by the Box Butte County 4-H Council, 5-C’s scholarship.

Applications for the scholarships are due Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the Box Butte County Extension Office at 415 Black Hills in Alliance.  Awards will be selected by April 30, 2020 and announced through the local news media before graduation.  Application

Extension Training Sessions in Alliance for Private Pesticide Applicators

Private pesticide applicators with licenses expiring in 2020, and anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, should plan to attend upcoming training sessions in Alliance.  All trainings will be held at the Box Butte County Extension Office. 

The dates are:

Wednesday February 5, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday February 5, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday March 11, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday March 11, 1:00 p.m.


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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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