Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills
The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm or ranch. It will begin with a two-day workshop in Grand Island for multi-generational families on Dec. 8 and 9 in Grand Island at the Bosselman Convention Center located at Fonner Park, 700 E. Stolley Park Road.
The workshop fee is $75 per person, which includes dinner on Dec. 8 and lunch on Dec. 9. It also includes two follow-up workshops, to be held virtually, in the evenings on Jan. 11 and Feb. 8. Hotel accommodations are not included. Register online at https://cap.unl.edu/rtf23
The opening date for statewide 4-H enrollment was October 16th.
Starting in the 2023-2024 program year, project selection is now optional. By successfully completing the 4-H member enrollment by the June 15th deadline, youth will be eligible to participate and exhibit in any project area, contest, county and state fairs. While project selection is optional, it is encouraged for youth to select projects they are interested in exploring.
A private pesticide applicator is anyone who uses restricted use pesticide (RUP) for the purpose of producing agricultural commodities on their own property, or on property they rent. Private applicators are generally ranchers who do their own spraying. Those needing to recertify or get certified for the first time can attend in-person trainings or study on-line. Dates are still getting scheduled for our area in January and early February. To learn more about pesticide safety and training, please visit pested.unl.edu or you can contact T.L. Meyer at 308-645-2267 or email@example.com.
At this workshop, ranchers will learn how to perform an economic analysis that will enable them to calculate and understand their own unit cost of production. Using an example ranch, participants work through the different costs associated with the most common enterprises found on a ranch. Cost is $85/person and covers meals for both days. Please pre-register one week prior for a meal count. Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops are limited to 25 people per location. Contact Aaron Berger at 308-235-3122 with questions about the workshops or to register.
The Nebraska 4-H Livestock Achievement Program is designed to promote all educational aspects of 4-H livestock projects, including selection, production, leadership, and exhibition, by recognizing youth striving to improve their livestock project knowledge and leadership.
Members of Excellence are recognized within each 4-H livestock project area, including:
The Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge is an opportunity for youth interested in learning more about the cattle industry and is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the Nebraska cattle industry.
The goal of the Fed Steer Challenge is to enhance the educational value of the traditional 4-H beef projects by providing an affordable option that rewards production merit and carcass value of the market animal, along with accurate and complete record-keeping, industry knowledge, and producer engagement by the 4-H member.
November 29, 2023
The Panhandle of Nebraska experienced favorable planting conditions for its hard red winter wheat with good soil moisture.
November 15, 2023
“Youth getting agricultural experience and the skills that 4-H teaches them — there’s no limit on how valuable that is.” —Allison Walbrecht, sophomore animal science major and founder of the Unified Showing 4-H Club.
November 13, 2023
The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum honored 11 individuals and organizations with awards at its annual reception on November 3 at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln.
November 13, 2023
Outside the York County Fairgrounds 4-H Building stands a historical marker titled “Nebraska 4-H Clubs Began in York County.”