The Farm Service Agency makes loans to youth to establish and operate agricultural income-producing projects in connection with 4-H clubs, FFA and other agricultural groups. Projects must be planned and operated with the help of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan and provide the youth with practical business and educational experience. The maximum loan amount is $5,000 and minimum age requirement is 10. Contact your local FSA office if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.
Nebraska Extension in Greeley, Howard, Sherman, Valley
Registration Open for Women in Ag ConferenceWomen in the agricultural industry looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference organized by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The annual conference will be held Feb. 22 – 23, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave., Kearney, Neb.
Prepping for EmergenciesNebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H are piloting a youth preparedness and educational outreach program known as MyPI (My Youth Preparedness Initiative) Nebraska now through August 2018.
Participate in 2018 Custom Rate SurveyEvery other year, the University surveys farmers and ranchers regarding rates they charge for custom operations. Anyone involved in providing some form of custom work in Nebraska is invited to participant. Surveys are due 2/15/18.
4-H Offers Support to Military Families and YouthMilitary life can be challenging for youth. For the past decade, Nebraska 4-H has provide education and activities to better the lives for these children and their families.