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February 15, 2019

Burt County N150 Celebration

Nebraska Extension staff in Burt County celebrated the 150th year of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on charter day, February 15th.  Extension Educator Carroll Welte, Extension Associate Mary Loftis, Office Manager Sharon Wimer, Julie Fleischman, and Linda Bisanz were all present.  Absent was Unit Leader and Extension Educator John Wilson who was attending a meeting in Lincoln.

February 14, 2019

Five Questions

I think everyone has had about as much cold and snowy weather as they want... I know I have. Even though it may not be nice to get outside in weather like this, it is possible to dream and look forward to nicer weather in the next few months. One of the best ways I know is to look at the garden catalogs and decide what tree or shrub you want to add to your landscape this year. It always amazes me that they can get such beautiful specimens that never look quite that good when I plant them.

February 13, 2019


Fair Foundation Kickoff Event

Don’t forget, the Burt County Fair Foundation Kickoff Event will be this Saturday, February 23 in the Lyons Auditorium and you won’t want to miss out on the fun! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet there are a few scattered around the county and I know we have some in the Extension Office so call or stop by to get yours!

Burt County 4-H Week - FLAT Herbie

February 12, 2019

2019 Burt County Beef Preview

The 18th annual Burt County Beef Preview will be held at the Burt County Fairgrounds in Oakland on Saturday, April 6.

More information can be found on the FLYER or the REGISTRATION FORM.

February 7, 2019

This Cold Weather is “For the Birds!”

This morning, before I came to work, I was stumbling around in the dark in 8F temperatures and sub-zero wind chills with a flashlight to make sure all of my bird feeders and waterers were well stocked for my feathered friends. I feed the birds 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. It’s mornings like this one that I question my sanity... although my wife questions it all the time.


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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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