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February 22, 2018

Food Preservation Information Cards

These are Food Preservation Information Cards for 4-H’ers to use as a guide to the information that needs to be included with the exhibit. It is not required that they use THIS card, but they do need to include this information in their supporting information and recipe for all Food Preservation exhibits for this fair season!  Links to the document are listed below in several versions as well as on the 4-H Forms page.

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February 22, 2018

Spring Fever? Spring Chores!

            Well, it is finally starting to feel a little more like spring. I’m sure we’ll still get a wintery blast or two, but at least the days are getting longer and the end of winter is in sight. When  temperatures start to climb, I get anxious to get outside and do things. If the spring fever bug has hit you, here are a couple of things you might want to add to your “To Do” list.

February 13, 2018

Burt County Fair Foundation Fundraiser- February 24

The annual Burt County Fair Fundraiser will be Saturday, February 24th at the Lyons Auditorium. Thank you to all the clubs and individuals who are donating items! You guys are really creative and the Foundation appreciates every one of them! Tickets are still available for the event in Lyons. If you know of someone who would like to attend, please have them call the Extension office at 402-374-2929 or check at a Burt County Bank in order to get tickets. Thanks!


February 22, 2018

Improve Pastures NOW!

            You’re probably a month or more away before you think about using pastures for grazing unless you stockpiled some forage, or left extra grass ungrazed last fall. Usually the first thing you do to improve your pastures is to fertilize them in the spring, but fertilizer is becoming more expensive. What if there was a way to improve your pastures without the cost of commercial fertilizers?

February 7, 2018 Burt County 4-H Week March 4-10 and Nebraska 4-H Month - February!!

For more than ten years, Nebraska 4-H Month has been observed during the entire month of February. As we look forward to Burt County 4-H Week, March 4-10 our 4-H Clubs are encouraged to start promoting in February along with the Nebraska 4-H Month.

February 8, 2018

Dicamba Training 2108

            One of the biggest changes in crop production in the 2017 growing season was the release of dicamba tolerant (DT) soybeans. This technology was great in that it gave farmers a new tool to use in the control of some herbicide resistant and otherwise difficult to control broadleaf weeds. The not-so-great results of this technology was it contributed to a problem with dicamba drifting off-site at the time of application or volatilizing and moving off-site after it had been applied.


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