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The youth entrepreneurship team (YEBO) has put together two scavenger hunts (utilizing an app called Goosechase) and we are inviting YOU to check it out for yourselves next week via Zoom! We have developed a Classroom Scavenger Hunt as well as a Community Scavenger Hunt. Join us to learn how to incorporate them easily into your program!

 November 10th at 1pm CT and 12pm MT


10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.


83222 4-H CAMP RD., HALSEY, NE  69142


Please register online at: or call to RSVP: 308-533-2224

Join us on November 20, 2020 for the Nebraska Virtual Green Infrastructure Tour! 

 After 12 years of face-to-face green infrastructure tours, we will take a diversion this year and jump on the virtual tour bus! We will travel from Scottsbluff to Omaha and explore a variety of green infrastructure, BMPs, project scales and management approaches, and varying degrees of success.

More information available at

In Nebraska, agriculture is our number one industry. We can grow corn, sugar beets, apples, grapes and more!

How does Nebraska’s Soil influence agriculture? On this NebrASKa Scientist virtual field trip: • talk to the expert • look at different soils • discover the influence on agriculture Choose from 2 times: Wed., Nov. 4 at 10 am or 1 pm (Central Time)

Growing & Cooking With Herbs!

Date: Thursday, November 5th Time: 6:30 p.m. Central Online Format Registration:

Password: Herbs In Person

Class: Cherry County Extension Office 365 N. Main Street, Valentine 

In Person Registration: By November 2, 2020 Cherry County Extension Office (402) 376-1850

Questions? David Lott, Horticulture Educator Lincoln County Extension (308) 532-2683


Leading Farm and Ranch Employees Virtual Seminar Series to be Held in December 

 Finding, hiring and retaining quality employees are major challenges for agricultural business in Nebraska. Competition for the available workforce comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight. 

Nebraska Extension will host a virtual seminar series in December (Dec. 8, 11, 15 and 18) designed to help agricultural employers learn techniques and leadership practices to help motivate and empower employees.

Dr. Bob Milligan, Senior Consultant with Dairy Strategies LLC and Professor Emeritus from Cornell University, will lead the seminar. Topics will include:


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