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Capturing the Sun’s Energy to Power your Home or Ranch

 More and more are using solar energy for homes, ranches, and small businesses.  With declining solar panel costs and available incentives, the number of homes, ranches, and businesses utilizing solar energy is growing.  Join John Hay, UNL biosystems engineer, to discuss the application of solar photovoltaic (PV) for ranches, residences, and rural businesses on Thursday, May 31 at 9 am MT at the Hooker County Library basement in Mullen.

 There are many questions about solar energy:

Do you manage your ranch as business?  Do you have the information you need to do so?
Financial Literacy - How "Healthy" Are You?
"Managing Risk in a Down Cattle Market" workshops

Nebraska Extension educators and specialists will present vital information concerning cattle management strategies during "Managing Risk in a Down Cattle Market" workshops in January.  Cattle producers will learn how to reduce risk exposure associated with cattle marketing and forage production to achieve a profitable outcome in uncertain times. 

Quicken sessions for Farm and Ranch Record Keeping

Nebraska Extension Educator, Bethany Johnston, will teach how to use Quicken, a popular commercial record-keeping package that is user friendly, inexpensive and easy to find. Quicken is flexible for ag and non-ag business enterprises and separates out family living expenses.

Reports such as transactions, cash flow, account balances, balance sheet, comparison, and tax summary, can easily generated, information filtered and layout modified. Quicken files can also be exported to QuickBooks®, used by many tax accountants.

GrassSnap website & instructions (for Apple and Android)

GrassSnap makes monitoring your grass as easy as monitoring salt and water.