Nebraska Extension in the Central Sandhills

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Do you manage your ranch as business?  Do you have the information you need to do so?

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:

The new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active!

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 david.lott@unl.edu,  (308) 696-6781 or and Elizabeth Killinger in Hall County at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu, (308)-385-5088. 

The web-based 4-H Pick Your Project Guide will assist youth, parents, and volunteers with learning about the project opportunities and then easily locating the same project in 4HOnline. Using the web-based Pick Your Project application, users will be able to search for projects by keywords, project areas, curriculum areas, experience levels, and projects that contain State Fair and/or County Fair eligible entries.
The Hyannis Sandbots 4-H Club competed in the 2016-17 First Lego League Qualifier held at Sidney on January 21, 2017 at which they were awarded the Robot Design trophy. 

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. 

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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more