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Enrollment for the 2024 4-H program year has opened for members, clover kids and volunteers. New and returning club members, as well as new and returning club leaders must enroll through 4HOnline. Use the new Pick-Your-Project resource guide to aid you in selecting your project areas for the 2024 year.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training dates are set for 2024. Cedar County training date will be February 20 in Hartington in the Auditorium Basement at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. If you have your Nebraska Department of Agriculture letter please bring it with you to the training along with a photo identification, and $60 training fee. This letter will have a barcode that is needed for recertification. If you are unable to attend an in-person training you can participate in an online via Zoom. Read more for more information and options for private pesticide certification/recertification trainings.
The time for spring planting alfalfa is just around the corner. Selecting the right seed is crucial, and two traits to consider are fall dormancy and winter survival. These traits are often treated the same, but are different.
The 2024 beef feedlot roundtables will discuss new technologies in cattle feeding, a 2024 market outlook, severe weather responses, results of the 2022 National Beef Quality audit and hiring employees on visas. The information will be presented by UNL faculty, Nebraska beef producers, and speakers from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Nebraska Cattlemen affiliates. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the meetings Feb. 13, 14 and 15 in Bridgeport, Gothenburg and West Point, respectively.
The 39th Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be held Feb. 22-23, 2024, in Kearney, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 Second Ave. Attendees can look forward to hearing from keynote speakers, and select from over 20 workshop options that cover the five areas of agricultural risk management. The conference will also offer Continuing Education Credits for veterinary medicine professionals and certified crop advisors.
Feeding hay can be one of the biggest expenses livestock operations have during the winter months. As we continue through the winter, are there opportunities to reduce feed losses and increase our feed efficiencies.

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NACEB Honors Award Recipients

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A Feb. 6 ceremony at the Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) Annual Meeting honored 2023 award recipients for their commitment to supporting and promoting Nebraska Extension.

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Students undertake surgery, flight, and more at Incredible STEM Day

February 8, 2024
Fifth graders flooded the halls of the Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff on Feb. 7, when the Nebraska Extension held its second annual Incredible STEM Day.

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University saluted by Carnegie Foundation for excellence in community engagement

January 11, 2024

“We see the designation as a springboard. It allows us to ramp up in places where we can do better, to bring more public presence to the engagement work that we’re doing, to reward those people who are doing it well and to really enhance our capacity in engagement.”Kathleen Lodl, associate dean of Nebraska Extension

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