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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.

January 4, 2018

Next Week Look for Notes from 4-H Planning Meeting

          Since the meeting was just held and all dates and locations are not verified, I’ll update everyone next week regarding decisions that were made at the 4-H Planning Meeting January 3rd.

 

Nebraska 4-H/Nebraska FFA License Plate

January 4, 2018

Winter’s Double Whammy

            This winter could be a double whammy on many of the plants in our landscapes. It actually started over two months ago. We haven’t had significant rainfall since early to mid-October. This was great for harvest, once it finally stopped raining, and gave us lots of opportunities to get things done outside this fall. Hopefully one of the things you did was water your lawn, perennials, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs.

December 26, 2017

Two Quick Reminders:

1.     Annual 4-H Planning Meeting

December 28, 2017

Don’t Slip & Slide on the Snow

            Considering the recent weather, I’m sure many of you have been stocking up on deicers. However, not all deicers are created equal. So here are a few things you should know about them.

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