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Master Gardener training for 2022 will be offered both in-person classes at the Hall County Extension Office located in Grand Island and an online class through Google Classroom.  Here is the 2022 brochure and application for interested clients from the Central Nebraska Region. Here is a press release with more information.

 

Thank you for your interest in joining 4-H in Buffalo County. 

4-H is open to ALL YOUTH, of ALL ABILITIES ages 5 to 18.  Youth can join 4-H at any time of the year.  However, in order to enter exhibits at the Buffalo County Fair, the deadline is June 15 of each year. 

The enrollment process is done online and needs to be done every year for both, Youth and Volunteers.  Please see the links below to help guide your way.  If you have any questions, please call the Buffalo County Extension Office, 308-236-1235.

Stay up to date with what's happening with 4-H in Buffalo County.  Information on this page is continually being updated.  2021 Buffalo County 4-H Calendar

Food safety is in the news and on the minds of many people. Numerous foodborne illnesses have occurred in Nebraska during the last year. Most of the reported foodborne illness outbreaks have occurred from food eaten away from the home. The ServSafe® Food Safety Program is developed by the National Restaurant Association to address the growing food safety concerns of consumers for the food service staff that serve them.

Neighbor - to - Neighbor uses a grassroots approach, using community gatherings to help rural communities learn about mental wellness, building community unity, and encourage conversations to reduce the stigma of mental health.

In Times of Distress

Staying Connected During Tough Times - We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed.

Rural Response Hotline 800-464-0258 M-F, 8-5

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis Text Line

800-273-8255

text GO to 741741

CWF is an awesome trip available to 4-H'ers ages 15-19 that have completed 9th grade.  This trip is offered every 2 years in Buffalo Co. as a living/learning experience in citizenship.  Buffalo Co. 4-H'ers travel by bus with 4-H'ers from other nearby counties to Washington DC.  En route they spend approx. 6 days visiting cities & sites along the way. The time spent in Washington DC includes workshops, seminars, and field trips to historical sites. This trip is expensive - approx.

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Women in Agriculture’s Love of the Land conference to be presented virtually

December 1, 2021
Nebraska Extension's Women in Agriculture program will host the Love of the Land Conference for female farmland owners and tenant looking to improve their business management skills, Dec. 9, via Zoom.

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Principles for Attracting and Retaining Quality Ag Employees webinar - a panel discussion

November 29, 2021
Help- wanted signs are everywhere. Hiring is so difficult that many are calling this the "Great Resignation." Agricultural businesses in Nebraska are not exempt from this challenge; competition for available workers comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.

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Beef Quality Assurance certification offered in December across Nebraska

November 29, 2021
Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance Certification across the state from Dec. 13-15.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Suggestions for planning for rising fertilizer prices and bull markets

November 26, 2021
Rising fertilizer and input prices are the hot topic of conversation in rural coffee shops across the corn belt.

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