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December 26, 2017

Two Quick Reminders:

1.     Annual 4-H Planning Meeting

December 28, 2017

Don’t Slip & Slide on the Snow

            Considering the recent weather, I’m sure many of you have been stocking up on deicers. However, not all deicers are created equal. So here are a few things you should know about them.

December 21, 2017

Dicamba Use Requirements for 2018

One of the new developments in crop production in 2017 was release of soybean varieties that could tolerate the use of dicamba for weed control. While this new technology gave farmers a new tool to use when combating hard to control broadleaf weeds, it also created some problems with injury to nearby sensitive plants when this herbicide moved off site. Not all problems were from soybean fields treated with dicamba, for years corn fields have also been treated with dicamba and there was injury from herbicide movement from these fields as well.

December 20, 2017

4-H Planning Meeting

          The annual Burt County 4-H Planning meeting will be held Wednesday, January 3rd at the First Northeast Bank of Nebraska meeting room in Tekamah beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please share this information with any 4-H members, leaders, superintendents and ag society members. Remember, the Burt County Fair will be July 20-24 this coming year!

4-H/FFA Beef Weigh Day

Appreciation During Every Season

          Beyond Thanksgiving, the Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanza season reminds us to count our blessings. Included in that count are our families, friends and neighbors of course. We can and should also express our appreciation for all the people that work and serve to make sure our community and all its citizens are safe and successful. This list includes schools, businesses (including farmers), places of worship, libraries, museums, law enforcement, youth and adult organizations (including 4-H Clubs of course), and all the associated groups including government entities that make our community run efficiently.

December 14, 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture

            One evening last week I came home to find a large envelope in the mail and it wasn’t from my friends wishing me holiday greetings. It was from my “friends” at USDA wanting to know all about my farming operation. I’m sure my reaction was similar to many of you when I first saw this, “Not this again!”


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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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