Nebraska Extension in Burt County

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Help Needed for Quilts of Valor

The Logan Valley Quilters Guild have requested help from our 4-H faithful to assist them on a Sewing Day, Saturday, February 17th.

The Sewing Day will be held in Oakland at the Golden Oaks Senior Center from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Logan Valley Quilters have made and given away 19 quilts already and there is a big demand for them.

They need 4-H members, parents and others for a variety of jobs including sewing, ironing, laying out patterns, etc.

If you can spare an hour or two…or more they would greatly appreciate the help!

February 1, 2018

February Programs

            There are a couple great conferences coming up later this month, but I wanted to pass along information on them now so you could get them on the calendar.

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.

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