Local Interest

November 28, 2018

Alternative to Pesticide Applicator Training: Confronting Cropping Challenges

Farmers in Northeast Nebraska, particularly those who have private pesticide applicator licenses that expires in 2019, will want to take advantage of a series of meetings in mid-December. Nebraska Extension staff will present Confronting Cropping Challenges that focus on the crop production challenges faced by farmers. Anyone is welcome to attend the first part of the program for the crops information.

November 20, 2018

Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo

Soybean producers will want to circle Thursday, December 13, on their calendars. The 2018 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season. The expo, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:15 p.m., will be held in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo.

November 20, 2018

Cody Bachtell Participates in National 4-H Congress

Cody Bachtell of Tekamah travels to Atlanta, Ga. with 23 other Nebraska 4-Hers to participate in the 2018 National 4-H Congress November 23 - 27, 2018.

What are Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners?

November 19, 2018

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

(Part 1 of 3)


Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners are Extension-educated volunteers who make a difference in their communities, reaching people from all backgrounds and ethnicities about research-based gardening information.  While beautification of outdoor spaces is one of the happy consequences of their volunteer efforts, Master Gardeners do so much more: 

November 15, 2018 

Christmas Tree Selection & Care

I’m going to stray from my “normal” ag related subject matter into a more seasonal topic. Earlier this week I saw a news story on TV about how millennials were creating a greater demand for natural Christmas trees rather than artificial trees.

Now it doesn't seem like I should be writing about Christmas topics already. But I know some people put up their Christmas tree as the Thanksgiving leftovers are cooling. So I thought this would be a good time to talk about selecting a Christmas tree if you use a natural tree at your home. 

It’s The Berries

November 13, 2018

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator


As autumn’s colorful leaves fall to the ground, our attention turns to berries as a source of color in our landscapes and for cuttings to grace our tables and entryways.



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