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March 21, 2018

One for the money, Two for the show…

          I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying: “One for the money, Two for the show, Three to get ready and Four to go!” Or if you’ve only heard it via Elvis Presley in his song Blue Suede Shoes the last line would be “Now go cat go!” Either way, it relates well to the 4-H Public Speaking Contest.


1.    One for the money – Giving a 4-H Speech or PSA isn’t really about the

March 15, 2018

YQCA Trainings – One Down!

          Training opportunities have started for 4-H/FFA members planning to show any meat animal at any contests this summer. I completed the first instructor led session a week ago as part of the Burt’s Best 4-H Club meeting, but there are still four more face-to-face trainings available on the calendar.

The Youth Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) offers three ways to complete this educational requirement.

March 15, 2018

Checking Stored Grain

            Finally, some springlike temperatures!!! I think we’ve all been anxiously awaiting the return of spring, I know I have, but it’s important to remember an easily overlooked springtime activity. If you have grain stored in bins on the farm, these temperatures also start to warm the grain. However, it will warm grain closest to the bin walls first, particularly on the south and west sides of the bin.

March 8, 2018 

Burt County 4-H Week Activities

          Burt County 4-H Week started with a bang last week with the 4-H Achievement/Kickoff Event held at 30 Bowl in Fremont. Fifty-six 4-H members practiced their bowling skills while over 40 family members shared in the fun.

March 8, 2018

Shade Tree Borers

            With emerald ash borer (EAB) in the news, homeowners are paying closer attention to their trees for signs of borers. This is great that homeowners are watching their trees closer! But it amazes me that everyone who finds a hole in the bark on their tree is sure they have EAB... even if the holes are in the bark of something other than an ash tree!

4-H Rabbit Spring Show- March 17th, 9 a.m.- Lancaster Event Center:


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