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.
Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety TrainingNebraska Extension intends to host in-person pesticide safety education training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines.
Ranchers with drought plans make some pivotal moves soonerA recent study by the National Drought Mitigation Center found that having a drought plan increased the likelihood that ranchers took some actions during drought.
High Plains Agricultural Lab Turns 50HPAL’s 2,410 acres consist of working laboratories for both crops and livestock research: 710 acres for crops, divided into 17 fields, and the remaining approximately 1,700 acres for grazing land, divided into 12 pastures.
Extension Crop Production Clinics to go virtual in JanuaryThe 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.
Fees are $20 for returning Master Gardeners. New Master Gardeners will pay $175, which includes the manuals, shirts, name badge, etc. Make checks out to the “University of Nebraska” and mail to the Hall County Extension Office at 3180 W. Hwy 34, Grand Island NE 68801 with the application.
Wellness in Tough Times Chats are held each Thursday now through December 12.
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.
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
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.
Feb. 27 Market Beef Weigh-Ins – The market beef weigh-ins will not be required and there will no longer be a rate of gain minimum to be first or second in any class at the Buffalo County Fair. To be eligible for the Rate of Gain contest, the market beef will need to be weighed at an official 4-H weigh in which can be at any other county 4-H weigh in day. Buffalo County 4-H weigh in date is set for Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is subject to change. Anyone showing at State Fair will still need to get DNA and BVD pulled. If you don’t wish to participate in the Rate of Gain contest, you may pick up your ear tag(s) at any time. They will be $3 each.