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Trainng will be held December 14, 5:00 PM, at the Sandhills Corral in Thedford.  Certification fee is $20 per person or a flat fee of $100 for operations who bring 5+ people.  RSVP & register online at or by calling 308-632-1230.

By becoming or staying BQA certified you are an integral part of beef's positive story.  A story that can increase their understanding - and confidence - in how you and your operation are raising a safe, wholesome, and healthy beef supply.

Nebraska Cattlemen and Nebraska Extension will be hosting the 2022 Cattlemen’s College on December 6 at the Buffalo County Extension Building (1400 E. 34th Street, Kearney, NE). Registration, and a chance to begin viewing the graduate posters on display, will be at 12:00 p.m. The program will run from 12:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Nebraska Extension offers free, self-paced QuickBooks and Quicken training for ranchers and farmers.

Registration is required for access. A URL and password will be emailed to you when you submit the registration form.

QuickBooks training:

Quicken training:

The Cow-Calf Unit Cost of Production Workshops will provide a hands-on learning experience for producers to learn how to calculate a unit cost of production for a cow-calf operation. The two-day workshops will be held November 29-30 at the 4-H Building, Kimball, from 8:30am - 4:00pm; December 6-7 at the Arthur County Fairgrounds, Arthur, from 8:30am - 4:00pm; and January 30-31, Brewster, from 8:30am - 4:00pm. 

TAKE PHOTOS OF THE DAMAGE FIRST. FSA Disaster Assistance needs the damage documented to be able to help.

Forage production is short for much of the Central Sandhills area. Planning for winter feed, marketing the calf crop, and other management decisions may look different this year. Looking for information to help with those decisions? You can find a wide range of resources at or contact T.L. Meyer, your local Nebraska Extension beef systems educator at 308-645-2267,, or in-person. You can also follow her on social media by searching “Central Sandhills Beef Educator.”