Nebraska Extension in Burt County

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April 6, 2017

New to Medicare Meetings

          If you are turning 65 in 2018 you may already be receiving lots of mail about your Medicare healthcare options. Don’t panic – unbiased help is near! Mary Loftis Nebraska Extension Associate and Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor is planning several New to Medicare information meetings to help you sort through the Medicare maze. Absolutely nothing will be sold and anyone from any county is welcome at any session. Meetings will be:
Monday, April 23 in Oakland in the Rosen Room of the Oakland Auditorium

April 3, 2018

4-H Public Speaking Contest Results

          It’s really spring when the 4-H Contests get started and the 4-H Public Speaking Contest is the first one of the “4-H Season” in Burt County. The contest was held Monday evening, April 2nd at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.

          It wasn’t our biggest contest ever, but the early date snuck up on a couple of families I heard from, however the quality and positive experience of the contest was still very evident.

April 5, 2018

“Tornadoes - Fact & Fiction”

            As a follow-up to last week’s report about severe weather awareness week, I thought it might be good to review some facts and myths considering our most violent form of severe weather in this part of the country, the tornado. Tornadoes can occur any month of the year, but are most common in April, May and June in Nebraska. They can also occur at any time of day, but are most common between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

March 29, 2018

“Severe Weather Awareness Week”

            I should have looked ahead at my calendar and written this article so it came out a week earlier. By the time you read this, Severe Weather Awareness Week will be over, it was last week, March 26-30. I was reminded of this as I sat in a meeting on the University of Nebraska campus last week, wishing I was outside because the sun was actually shining. Suddenly the building public address system came on and announced that a tornado warning had just been issued (and repeated it five times).

March 27, 2018

Market Beef Reminder

            Source: John Wilson

All market beef must be identified and ID sheets turned in by April 15. If you want your market beef to be eligible to show at State Fair (SF) or AKSARBEN (AK), you must use an EID tag and collect DNA and have that turned in by April 15. Finally, if you want the market beef to be eligible for SF or AK, YOU must also go online and enter that information in the database. That must also be done by April 15.

March 22, 2018

ALFALFA - The Forgotten Crop

            Too often alfalfa is the forgotten farm crop... farmers take care of alfalfa when they’re caught up on everything else. I’d like to suggest you move alfalfa higher on your priority list... and one of the first things you need to do with your alfalfa fields should be done in the next few weeks when it gets a little dryer.


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