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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.

Stock Show Online Nomination Process Instructions.

Stock Show Manager Website

Instructions (We recommend you print the instructions for completing your online entries.)

See information below for your county.

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. 

Instructions to Register for YQCA Online

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.


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Nebraska Extension soil health training July 18
Jun 21 – Nebraska Extension will host a clinic on July 18 for the public to learn more about the components of soil health. Read more
Nebraska Extension to host Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day
Jun 11 – Growers, crop consultants and educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. Read more