ID Sheets for County Only and State Fair Animals are due to the County Extension Office by June 3rd. Forms can be printed from our website at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/central4/4hforms/ under Animal Ownership Affidavits (ID Sheets) and Other Animal/Livestock Forms.
2018 FARM CUSTOM RATESFarm Custom Rates have been revised as of June 2018
Flood ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to flooding.
UNL at Forefront of Innovation in Irrigation, ConservationDeploying the latest technology and strategies, the University has helped Nebraska farmers save more than 326 billion gallons of water and more than $50 million in fuel costs since 2005.
Protecting Crops in a Warmer WorldHigher temperatures caused by climate change aren’t just increasing the number of daytime scorchers. Nights are getting warmer as well, stressing plants and decreasing yields of vital crops worldwide.
Grow Your Local CommunityJoin other like-minded communities as we learn programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, empower ourselves and others to assist entrepreneurs and grow our local communities at the annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® will be held in Ord on Tuesday, June 4 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. Each participant will take home valuable resources, a goodie bag and a t-shirt.
Safety Day is presented by Central Nebraska Farm Safety 4 Just Kids at low or no cost with the help of many local donors including Cargill and Green Plains-Ord. Registration forms should be returned to the NRCS or Nebraska Extension offices in Ord. Enrollment is limited and fills up early. Register soon so your student won’t miss out.
Have you thought about babysitting to earn extra money? Be better prepared to prove competent, professional child care by attending Babysitter Boot Camp.
Howard County Medical Center will host Babysitter Boot Camp July 1, 2019 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. There is a $10 fee to attend. Class size limited to 20 participants. Optional Heartsaver CPR will be offered from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. for an additional cost of $5. Class size Limited to 6 participants.
Nebraska Extension is partnering with a number of state agencies and organizations to help people in our communities on the road to recovery. Those affected by the flood might be unsure where to begin the cleanup process. Safety is a priority whether it be entering a damaged structure, food safety concerns, drinking water contamination or cleaning up. Resources for families and individuals, home and business owners, and the agriculture sector are available at the latest flood resources from Nebraska Extension at https://flood.unl.edu.
By: Amy Timmerman – Extension Educator
As the flood waters recede and we are able to get back in to our farms and ranches it is important to think about drinking water safety. It is common for private wells to be immersed with the flood waters. The flood waters commonly contain high levels of bacteria such as fecal coliforms and E. coli. These microbes can cause short-term health effects such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. Infants and young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems may be more susceptible.