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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.

December 21, 2017

Dicamba Use Requirements for 2018

One of the new developments in crop production in 2017 was release of soybean varieties that could tolerate the use of dicamba for weed control. While this new technology gave farmers a new tool to use when combating hard to control broadleaf weeds, it also created some problems with injury to nearby sensitive plants when this herbicide moved off site. Not all problems were from soybean fields treated with dicamba, for years corn fields have also been treated with dicamba and there was injury from herbicide movement from these fields as well.

December 20, 2017

4-H Planning Meeting

          The annual Burt County 4-H Planning meeting will be held Wednesday, January 3rd at the First Northeast Bank of Nebraska meeting room in Tekamah beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please share this information with any 4-H members, leaders, superintendents and ag society members. Remember, the Burt County Fair will be July 20-24 this coming year!

4-H/FFA Beef Weigh Day

Appreciation During Every Season

          Beyond Thanksgiving, the Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanza season reminds us to count our blessings. Included in that count are our families, friends and neighbors of course. We can and should also express our appreciation for all the people that work and serve to make sure our community and all its citizens are safe and successful. This list includes schools, businesses (including farmers), places of worship, libraries, museums, law enforcement, youth and adult organizations (including 4-H Clubs of course), and all the associated groups including government entities that make our community run efficiently.

December 14, 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture

            One evening last week I came home to find a large envelope in the mail and it wasn’t from my friends wishing me holiday greetings. It was from my “friends” at USDA wanting to know all about my farming operation. I’m sure my reaction was similar to many of you when I first saw this, “Not this again!”

Quick Christmas Gift Reminders!

Don’t forget 4-H when finishing (or starting) your Christmas shopping! Gifts for new or experienced 4-H members can include kitchen gadgets, shiny cookie sheets & baking pans, sewing machines, glue guns, curry combs, brushes, halters, show sticks, cameras, or even gardening supplies! Of course new 4-H t-shirt is always a great gift (and it’s something you’ll probably end up buying before fair anyway!)


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