Local Interest

October 18, 2018

Harvest and Grain Bin Safety

I’m sure many local farmers trying to get crops harvested this fall feel a little bit like the Nebraska Cornhuskers. No matter what they do, something seems to always be blocking their progress. Our weather this fall certainly has not been conducive to getting crops harvested and pose some real threats to the health and safety of those trying to get crops harvested and in the bin.

October 11, 2018

It Feels Like Winter is Here... YUCK!

Six months ago it felt like we went from winter to summer with only about one week of spring. Now it feels like we’re doing just the opposite. I like fall, I want fall, fall is one of my favorite times of the year. However frost advisories make me think of winter rather than beautiful, sunny fall days.

October 4, 2018

Don’t Spread Weed Seed at Harvest

Now that fall is here and crops are mature, it’s easy to see weed escapes that might not have been as visible last summer. Some precautions at harvest can reduce weed seed being moved from one field to another. This will help reduce the weed control challenges next growing season.

An Ounce of Prevention is Greater than 150 Pounds of Unwanted Biomaterial

October 3, 2018

Medicare Season is Upon Us!

          Now that it’s October we can really notice the changing of the seasons, and I just don’t mean cooler weather and leaves falling. I mean it’s almost Medicare Open Enrollment Season!

          Medicare Open Enrollment is an annual event just like autumn. From October 15 through December 7th all Medicare recipients can compare their Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans to make sure they are getting the most bang for their buck.

September 27, 2018

Controlling Noxious Weeds

October is the best month of the year to control our three most common noxious weeds... leafy spurge, Canada thistle and musk thistle. This is the time of year when these plants build up food reserves in their roots for next year’s growth. Herbicides applied at this time are also translocated to the roots, providing better control than when applied in the spring. Another advantage is many plants that might be injured by drift, but not noxious weeds, will be killed by a light frost.

September 27, 2018 

Pancake Feed Fundraiser

The Burt’s Best 4-H Club is sponsoring a Free Will Donation Pancake Feed to help support Megan Cameron’s girls on Sunday, October 7th. The Pancake Feed will be held in the Left Field Building on the Burt County Fairgrounds in Oakland from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Take-out orders are available or plan to stay for the social part of the event. Red Ribbon t-shirts will also be for sale!

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