Cedar County 4-H ProgramSee what Cedar County 4-H has to offer for you!
Virtual & At Home LearningNebraska 4-H is now offering a variety of virtual learning experiences, such as Living Room Learning, Boredom Buster Challenges, Virtual Field Trips, A Beautiful Day, and many more. There are several hands on activity guides and videos youth can participate in within the subjects of STEM, healthy living, and more. Something for all ages.
BeefWatch PodcastThe BeefWatch Podcast is an audio companion to the UNL BeefWatch newsletter.
Rural Prosperity Nebraska receives $25M USDA AwardA $25 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S.D.A. for the creation of the Heartland Regional Foods Business Center.
Nebraska Extension Debuts New Strategic DirectionOur new direction leverages Extension’s expertise and strengths to align with what Nebraskans tell us they want and need.
While the first frost of the year isn’t here yet, how we manage pastures in the fall can impact plant health through the winter and ultimately production next spring. Are you giving your pastures proper care this fall?
Nebraska Farm Custom Rates and the New 2023 Custom Service Rates Related to Livestock Production in Nebraska are 2 reports to use as a guide when figuring out what to charge or pay for custom operations.
Allowing for alfalfa to winterize before dormancy is a key factor preventing winter kill across a stand. Traditional practice is to time the last cutting for roughly 6 weeks before the first frost. This gives plants time to fill up root reserves and gives a bit of wiggle room in the case of an early cold snap. While this general guideline has proven its worth over the years, many producers would love to have a bit more accurate method to time last cuttings.
Late summer always seems like a time when weeds can become quite noticeable in pastures, but control methods now are limited. Improved grazing management and timed herbicides during the best window of control are essential to reduce weed populations economically over time.
Besides limiting forage production, dry weather can create another problem for producers to deal with, that of nitrate toxicity. While all plants use nitrogen, some tend to have higher nitrate levels than others. Nitrate concerns are nothing to sneeze at, but with the right tools, can be managed safely.