Nebraska Extension in Burt County
March 7, 2019
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
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.
January 3, 2020
The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will celebrate 35 years Feb. 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney.
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.