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February 6, 2019

4-H Achievement/Kickoff Event – Sunday March 3

Put Sunday, March 3rd on your calendar for a fun way to start off Burt County 4-H Week. The Burt County 4-H Council is sponsoring a fun bowling event followed by 4-H awards and pizza! It will be held at Main Street Bowl in the West Point beginning at 3:30 p.m. We will have the whole place, so come and enjoy a couple lines of bowling, then take in the 4-H awards presented followed by pizza for the whole family! Remember to wear a 4-H shirt (because it makes better pictures for the newspaper and it’s a 4-H event, so what else should you wear?)

January 30, 2019

‘Take Charge of Change’ is the focus of the 2019 Women in Agriculture Conference

Women producers looking to increase their business-management skills are encouraged to attend the 2019 Women in Agriculture Conference on Thursday and Friday, February 21-22. Organized by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the conference will be at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, in Kearney.

The Women in Agriculture Conference allows women to build relationships with each other, attend workshops and gain valuable knowledge that will help them support their own farms and ranches. The theme for this year’s conference is “Take Charge of Change.”

A great lineup of speakers includes:

January 28, 2019


By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

In carpentry, there is an old adage urging us to measure twice and cut once. The same can be said when it comes to plants.  Planning is the least expensive of the plant selection process, simply requiring a little of our time to talk to experts and glean information from catalogs and web sources.  I’ve never had a client say, “Gosh, I’m really sorry I planned and did the research!”  Rather, I hear from clients who didn’t adequately plan and are now dealing with how to help plants survive or costly removals.

January 24, 2019

Checking Stored Grain

I just looked at a long range weather forecast this morning and it is predicting that temperatures generally will be near or slightly below average for the next couple of months. While we all enjoy unseasonably warm weather this time of year, cold temperatures are a benefit for a couple of reasons. Anybody with a feedlot appreciates not having sloppy pens and anyone with grain on the farm doesn’t have to worry quite as much about grain going out of condition in the bin.

January 24, 2019

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference

The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture conference will be held Feb. 21 – 22, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave., Kearney, Neb.

The Women in Agriculture Conference allows women to build relationships with each other, attend workshops and gain valuable knowledge that will help them support their farms and ranches. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Take Charge of Change.”

January 18, 2019

Is Now Medicare Time for You?

If the magic milestone of turning 65 is in your not-so-distant future you may be wondering if now is the time to enroll in Medicare. The answer varies with each individual. Do you or your spouse have work insurance and do you/they plan to continue to work? Are you contributing to a Health Saving Account? Are you currently on a Healthcare Marketplace plan or are you paying directly for your own insurance? These questions and many, many more will be covered at the New to Medicare/Medicare Basics educational program.


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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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