Local Interest

January 22, 2018 

What a Week!

Last week was a roller coaster of weather and the challenges it brought. With beautifully mild temperatures changing to rain with occasional thunder and then moving on to blizzard conditions I was reminded of exactly 36 years ago when similar weather was experienced here in Burt County. No, I’m not one of those people who remembers the weather of every day for every year, but when your first child is being born you remember!

January 18, 2018

Women In Agriculture Conference

I’d like to encourage women in the agricultural industry who are looking to improve their business management skills to register for the 2018 Women In Agriculture Conference. This annual two-day event is designed to educate and uplift women producers involved in any aspect of Nebraska's agricultural industry. The conference is Thursday and Friday, February 22 & 23, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney.

January 11, 2018

Checking Stored Grain

At the Fremont Corn Expo earlier this month, one speaker talked about the importance of checking the condition of grain stored on the farm. Fluctuating air temperatures can create a potential for grain to go out of condition.

When we have warm temperatures, grain nearest the bin walls, especially on the south and west sides of the bin, warms more than grain in the middle of the bin. This difference in temperatures in the grain mass can cause moisture movement and condensation which leads to grain going out of condition.

January 9, 2018

2018 4-H Planning Meeting Information:

          The annual 4-H Planning meeting was held January 3rd and a good group of 4-H Leaders, parents and superintendents attended. As usual the livestock topic side of the room dominated the attendance numbers, but the General 4-H areas had the best attendance in many years.

January 4, 2018

Next Week Look for Notes from 4-H Planning Meeting

          Since the meeting was just held and all dates and locations are not verified, I’ll update everyone next week regarding decisions that were made at the 4-H Planning Meeting January 3rd.


Nebraska 4-H/Nebraska FFA License Plate

January 4, 2018

Winter’s Double Whammy

            This winter could be a double whammy on many of the plants in our landscapes. It actually started over two months ago. We haven’t had significant rainfall since early to mid-October. This was great for harvest, once it finally stopped raining, and gave us lots of opportunities to get things done outside this fall. Hopefully one of the things you did was water your lawn, perennials, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs.


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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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