Nebraska Extension in Buffalo County
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 May 1st of each year. Between May and June 1, there is a $10 late fee.
Ranchers who want to reduce calf loss at calving and to learn how to properly assist cows at calving should plan to attend “Assisting the Beef Cow at Calving” programs at six locations in December, with Dr. Robert Mortimer, a nationally known veterinarian from Colorado State University.
Dr. Mortimer will discuss handling calving difficulty, with emphasis on decision making and the how’s and whys of techniques for providing assistance. Dr. Mortimer developed a program strongly emphasizing hands-on experience in calving management and produced a video with Elanco and Beef Today on “How to Save More Calves at Calving.”
Anyone that owns farmland may want to participate in this seminar to be provided information and education about that ownership. Learn management strategies for this asset by attending this seminar in Kearney at the Buffalo County Extension Building on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 1-4 pm.
Each week, Ted Griess, Horticulturist for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Buffalo County, writes articles that are published in the Life Section of the Kearney Hub on Saturday mornings.
Moving Plants Indoors, November 18, 2017 (PDF, 409 KB)
On January 1, 2017 a new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect. This regulation will affect all food-producing animals –no matter how large or small the operation, including livestock used in youth livestock shows.
With the new regulation, youth must work with their veterinarian to obtain a signed VFD order before purchasing and feeding livestock with feeds containing feed grade antibiotics, such as chlortetracycline (CTC) or Tylosin.
The new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active. Anyone who has not registered for the LQA online course for 2017 should now navigate to the NEW online YQCA course at yqca.learngrow.io. You will use your FAMILY 4HOnline login and password information to access the courses for the ACTIVE youth in your family. Only ACTIVE members will show in the drop down menu for access to the course. All registration questions with YQCA should be directed to email@example.com. All 4-Hers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations. There is a button for families that have forgotten their password.
Oct 24 – Meet Judy Wu-Smart, an assistant professor and extension specialist in the Department of Entomology. Read more
Oct 17 – Nebraska Extension has partnered with local agencies to make healthier options more accessible in communities throughout the state. 20 retailers across Nebraska are participating in the Choose Healthy Here program to increase access to affordable, nutritious and safe foods. Read more