Nebraska Extension in Greeley, Howard, Sherman, Valley

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A bowl of homemade soup is a great way to warm up on a cold night. A hearty soup can be made with veggies, meat, fish, dried beans and more, it can be the main dish for your meal.  Add some crackers or bread sticks on the side and perhaps fruit for dessert and you are ready to eat! 

Make a large pot of soup and freeze portion size containers for later.  Many soups, with one exception of seafood soups, may taste better the next day! 

Create a tasty soup with simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen.  Just choose an item from each of the following categories and follow the directions.  Use your imagination. 


Category 1:  Choose one fat

Category 2:  Add 1 medium chopped onion.

Nebraska Extension is committed to offering safe and valuable services, events, and learning opportunities for everyone. The Nebraska Extension DHM Phase/Covid-19 Risk Dial Guidance is a great resource. Please follow the guidance when holding and attending activities and events. (Example 4-H Club Meetings)

A Beef Profit Tips meeting is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on December 15 at the fairgrounds in Ord. There is no cost, but registration is requested by December 11. Call Nebraska Extension in Ord at 308-728-5071 and leave a contact name and phone number. For more details, visit the Beefwatch newsletter.


Need FREE continuing education hours? Don’t want to travel? Pull up a comfortable chair and join us on the web! Attend the "live" session or watch a recording up to one week later.

Courses offered by Nebraska Extension may be accepted by Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, and Iowa to meet annual in-service training requirements.

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The past two years couldn’t be more different in terms of moisture. While we have had a few rains this season areas of the state are still in need of some good soaking moisture. This lack of moisture along with the hot, windy conditions can play a big role in how your landscape will react to the weather

Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed again in the state of Nebraska. Confirmation doesn’t necessarily mean that treatments are in your near future. Find out what treatments entail and what makes trees good candidates for those treatments.


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Third annual Nebraska Regional Foods Systems Initiative Food Systems Summit to be virtual

January 14, 2021
The third annual Nebraska Regional Food Systems Summit will take place via Zoom Feb. 8-11.

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2021 western lambing and kidding school Feb. 6 near Bayard

January 13, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The 2021 Western Lambing and Kidding School on Saturday, Feb. 6, near Bayard, will feature a farm tour, hands-on demonstrations, and presentations by expert speakers.

The school, sponsored by the Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers and Nebraska Extension, will run from 9:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Julie Kappen Farm, 10803 Rd 89, Bayard, and Bobby Jo’s Branding Iron, 533 Main, Bayard.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Annual cow costs – the big three

January 13, 2021
When beef producers look at annual cow costs and doing an economic analysis, three categories tend to make up the largest percentage of total costs: feed, labor/equipment and cow depreciation.

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Extension Crop Production Clinics go virtual

January 6, 2021
Beginning Jan. 5, the 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations via Zoom and present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests

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