Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills
Take the Guess Work Out of Cow/Calf ManagementAn updated online course is designed to benefit cattlemen currently in the beef business or those just getting started.
See a Tree, ID a TreeA new site developed in the School of Natural Resources can you identify any of the 116 different trees in Nebraska. Search by name, characteristic and even hardiness zone.
Grow Nebraska SummitOn November 8th, IANR is hosting a summit to focus on building partnerships to spur growth in Nebraska. This free event will feature fast-paced presentations and interactive sessions that will challenge participants to think globally and acting locally.
4-H Youth Take on Challenge of Wearable TechOn October 4th, Nebraska joins youth from across the county in the challenge of designing wearable fitness trackers as part of the world's largest youth-led science experiment.
High Soybean Yields Need More NitrogenA new study discovered soybean crops in highly productive fields demand more nitrogen than natural sources alone can supply.
Having information to make effective business decisions is important for ranch success. Enterprise analysis and unit cost of production (UCOP) are tools that can help ranchers identify where value is being created on the ranch, where costs are occurring, and what changes could be made to improve profit. For cow-calf producers, UCOP is figured as cost per pound of weaned calf. Knowing what it costs to develop a bred heifer, harvest a ton of hay or put a pound of gain on a stocker or a yearling are valuable information as well for the ranch business manager.
It takes time to set up and calculate a UCOP, but the benefits are:
With Spring around the corner it's time to start planning for your lawn and garden.
You have direct access to two University of Nebraska Extension horticulture experts for all your tree, lawn, garden and other horticulture questions! David Lott is located in the West Central Extension office in North Platte can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, (308) 696-6781 or and Elizabeth Killinger in Hall County at email@example.com, (308)-385-5088.
Members of the team are Gavin, Riley and Miles Anderson, Gary Brennemann, Ben and Jake Connell, Layton Deibler, Ethan Haney, and Chase Huffman. Head coach of this new 4-H Robotics Club is Susan Connell.