Nebraska Extension in Burt County
February 1, 2018
4-H Snow/Snowless Sculptures
This winter has been one of the strangest I can remember. It has just been a yo-yo! It snows, then melts away in 40+ degree weather, then snows a little again but warm weather is within the next forecast. A snow sculpture doesn’t have a chance!
January 25, 2018
Winter is for the Birds
Sometimes it takes a day like a week ago last Monday with a raging blizzard to remind us how important it can be to feed the birds. I do this year round, just to draw them close to the house because my wife and I like to watch them. We always have a good variety of birds around. But last Monday, when it was snowing so hard I couldn’t see to the bottom of my hill, our back yard was alive with hundreds of birds. The woodlot behind our house offers protection from the wind and the birds didn’t mind a little snow.
January 22, 2018
What a Week!
Last week was a roller coaster of weather and the challenges it brought. With beautifully mild temperatures changing to rain with occasional thunder and then moving on to blizzard conditions I was reminded of exactly 36 years ago when similar weather was experienced here in Burt County. No, I’m not one of those people who remembers the weather of every day for every year, but when your first child is being born you remember!
January 18, 2018
Women In Agriculture Conference
I’d like to encourage women in the agricultural industry who are looking to improve their business management skills to register for the 2018 Women In Agriculture Conference. This annual two-day event is designed to educate and uplift women producers involved in any aspect of Nebraska's agricultural industry. The conference is Thursday and Friday, February 22 & 23, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney.
January 11, 2018
Checking Stored Grain
At the Fremont Corn Expo earlier this month, one speaker talked about the importance of checking the condition of grain stored on the farm. Fluctuating air temperatures can create a potential for grain to go out of condition.
When we have warm temperatures, grain nearest the bin walls, especially on the south and west sides of the bin, warms more than grain in the middle of the bin. This difference in temperatures in the grain mass can cause moisture movement and condensation which leads to grain going out of condition.
January 9, 2018
2018 4-H Planning Meeting Information:
The annual 4-H Planning meeting was held January 3rd and a good group of 4-H Leaders, parents and superintendents attended. As usual the livestock topic side of the room dominated the attendance numbers, but the General 4-H areas had the best attendance in many years.
Apr 18 – When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Read more
Apr 18 – Nebraska-native Sarah Polak has been named experience coordinator at Raising Nebraska, the award-winning agricultural literacy experience at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. Read more