Breeding Beef, Breeding and Market Sheep, Breeding and Market Goats, and Breeding and Market Swine must be nominated to be eligible for State Fair or AkSarBen. Horses must be nominated for AkSarBen Horse Show. Go to the Stock Show Manager site to complete the registration process before midnight on June 15. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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Makerspaces Transform Rural CommunitiesA variety of creative and learning projects are within reach of rural Nebraskans at the traveling Library Innovation Studio, also known as makerspace, at the Bridgeport Public Library this summer.
Juntos 4-H Pilots in NebraskaA new program offered by Nebraska Extension aims to help the state’s Latino students reach high school graduation and attend college.
Communities Wanted for CEC2019 and 2020The Nebraska Extension’s Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference team is seeking engaged communities to serve as hosts for the 2019 and 2020 conferences to be held in the spring of each year. Conference planners are anticipating hosting the CEC conference in Nebraska’s Southeast region in 2019 and Northeast region in 2020.
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Boldly Looking ForwardFocusing on six areas of strength, the latest issue of Growing magazine highlights IANR's bold vision for the future of Nebraska.
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Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® will be held in Ord on Tuesday, June 5 at the Valley County Fairgrounds in Ord. Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade may attend to learn ways to stay safe and healthy at home and on the farm. There will be special emphasis on first aid at the 2018 Safety Day, and each participant will take home valuable resources, a first-aid kit and new knowledge about emergency preparedness.
Any youth ages 8-18 who will be showing beef, sheep, swine, goats, market broilers or market fryer rabbits will need to either attend a training or go online to do their training.
We would like to invite you to a Zoom training for judges and Extension staff on the new 4-H Foods and Food Preservation curriculum on April 11th from 10:00 to 11:00. We will review the new projects as well as cover important food safety issues for foods and food preservation projects at your county fair and the state fair. An email invite will be sent to all of the judges who selected “Healthy Lifestyles” on the 2018 judge’s registration form but feel free to invite others as well. The Zoom will be recorded for those who are unable to join us on April 11th. Connection information is below.
In October 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency required that soybean and cotton Dicamba products (currently XtendiMaxTM, FeXapanTM, and EngeniaTM) be classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). This change requires anyone applying these products to be a licensed certified applicator whether for private, commercial, or non‐commercial application. There was also a requirement by EPA for additional training on Dicamba use for these three products. This is a special training which is different from the normal local, agronomy and restricted use pesticide certification meetings.