Local Interest

March 1, 2018

Native Plants in the Landscape

            A popular trend in gardening is including native plants. When people hear the word native, they often picture a prairie-like landscape. One person may think of something beautiful and natural while another may see something resembling a weed patch.

February 28, 2018

Burt County Beef Preview

Join the fun at the 2018 Burt County Beef Preview on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

2018 BCBP Flyer

2018 BCBP Entry Form

February 22, 2018

Food Preservation Information Cards

These are Food Preservation Information Cards for 4-H’ers to use as a guide to the information that needs to be included with the exhibit. It is not required that they use THIS card, but they do need to include this information in their supporting information and recipe for all Food Preservation exhibits for this fair season!  Links to the document are listed below in several versions as well as on the 4-H Forms page.

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February 22, 2018

Spring Fever? Spring Chores!

            Well, it is finally starting to feel a little more like spring. I’m sure we’ll still get a wintery blast or two, but at least the days are getting longer and the end of winter is in sight. When  temperatures start to climb, I get anxious to get outside and do things. If the spring fever bug has hit you, here are a couple of things you might want to add to your “To Do” list.

February 13, 2018

Burt County Fair Foundation Fundraiser- February 24

The annual Burt County Fair Fundraiser will be Saturday, February 24th at the Lyons Auditorium. Thank you to all the clubs and individuals who are donating items! You guys are really creative and the Foundation appreciates every one of them! Tickets are still available for the event in Lyons. If you know of someone who would like to attend, please have them call the Extension office at 402-374-2929 or check at a Burt County Bank in order to get tickets. Thanks!


February 22, 2018

Improve Pastures NOW!

            You’re probably a month or more away before you think about using pastures for grazing unless you stockpiled some forage, or left extra grass ungrazed last fall. Usually the first thing you do to improve your pastures is to fertilize them in the spring, but fertilizer is becoming more expensive. What if there was a way to improve your pastures without the cost of commercial fertilizers?


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2020 Master Gardener training

November 7, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2020. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.

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4th annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show

November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the dates for the fourth annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27-28, 2020, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

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