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March 7, 2019

DATE CHANGES!

Presentation Contest and Speech Contest & Workshops

The 4-H Presentation Contest date has been changed to April 6 because of a couple major conflicts. It will be in the Craig Fire Hall beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The 4-H Speech and P.S.A. contest remains the Monday after Easter, which this year is April 22. It will be at the Tekamah Presbyterian Church beginning at 6:30 p.m.

February 28, 2019

Presentation Contest and Speech Contest Dates & Workshops

Start making plans for the 4-H Presentation Contest, which will be very early this year. At the 4-H Planning meeting, it was decided to move the contest away from the Clothing and Fashion Show judging before fair to a hopefully less busy day. The contest will be Saturday, March 23 and it will be in the Craig Fire Hall beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The 4-H Speech and P.S.A. contest will be the Monday after Easter, which this year isApril 22. It will be at the Tekamah Presbyterian Church beginning at 6:30 p.m.

February 28, 2019

Improving Ag Cash Flows

Over time, negative cash flows will put farm and ranch operations, and the lifestyle of the owners, at serious risk. The good news is local ag lenders I've talked to say that, in general, the financial situation for their ag borrowers is better than it was last year at this time. The bad news is, there still are operations that have some serious financial challenges ahead of them.

The following suggestions for adding to cash flow are adapted from an article by William Edwards, a retired extension ag economist from Iowa State University:

February 26, 2019

What Kills Trees

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Assistant Educator

 

February 25, 2019

BUSY WEEK!

          It has been a very busy week, planning, un-planning, preparing, setting up and celebrating.

February 21, 2019 

Grain Bin Safety

After extended rains last fall, corn and soybeans may have been stored at a higher moisture content than usual. This moisture, along with the resulting molds, can lead to grain and particularly soybeans going out of condition and clogging or crusting in the bin. It may be tempting to enter the bin to break the crust and facilitate grain movement, but it is unsafe and can be life-threatening.

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2020 Master Gardener training
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November 6, 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
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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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