Local Interest

January 4, 2019

Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Update

Usually when I write a column, I hope it has the latest pertinent information. This is one time I hope for just the opposite. I don’t know what the situation will be when you read this, but at the time I wrote it last week, the government shutdown was in place with no resolution in sight. It doesn’t matter who you think is at fault for causing this, what does matter is it could potentially affect many farmers’ ability to sign up for the MFP.

January 4, 2019

Burt County Fair Kickoff Donations

Donations are now being accepted for the 2019 Burt County Fair Kickoff via the Burt County Fair Foundation.  The deadline for items to be entered into the auction booklet is February 15, 2019.  Please fill out the donation flyer and email to DeLaney Brudigam at rdbrudigam@msn.com.

BCF Foundation Donation Flyer

January 2, 2019

4-H Planning Meeting

      The annual 4-H planning meeting will be held Monday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the First Northeast Bank of Nebraska in Tekamah upstairs in the meeting room.

       EVERYONE is welcome to attend including 4-H members, parents, leaders, fair superintendents, 4-H Council members, Ag Society members and the general public.

December 27, 2018

Don’t Miss Crop Production Clinics

One of the most comprehensive agronomy programs for farmers and agronomic business representatives will be in our area  later this month. The University of Nebraska’s Crop Production Clinics will be held at four locations across the state... North Platte, LaVista, York, and Norfolk. Because of the demand for this program in Northeast Nebraska, the same program will be presented on two days, Wednesday, January 23, and Thursday, January 24, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk.

December 24, 2018

Composting—Even in Winter

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

December 19, 2018

Fremont Corn Expo

Eastern Nebraska corn growers can sharpen their marketing, production, and pest management strategies at the 2019 Fremont Corn Expo on Thursday, January 3, at the Christensen Field Main Arena, in Fremont. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast and time to view exhibits. Presentations begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Lunch is also provided.

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