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UNL Rural Stress and Family Wellness work group has collected resources for farmers and ranchers to address stress and suicide prevention in Nebraska.   We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. You are not alone. We care about you.

Western Nebraska Early Childhood Conference Oct. 18-19 at Scottsbluff


      “Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum” is the theme of the 2019 Western Nebraska Early Childhood Conference, scheduled for Oct. 18-19 in Scottsbluff.

      Implementing music and play will be one of the themes of the two-day conference at the Harms Advanced Technology Center at Western Nebraska Community College. The conference is intended for child-care providers, teachers, and educators from child-care homes, child-care centers, preschools, and Head Start.

      Oct. 4 is the last day to register. Registration and more information is available on the Panhandle Partnership site:

Cherry County 4-H Scholarships are Due NOVEMBER 1, 2019!!!! Please submit applications to the Cherry County Extension office or eletronically to mgarwood3@unl.edu 

Kerry Bryant Memorial Scholarship 
Cherry County 4-H Scholarship 

National Youth Science Day Events October 17 (Valentine) & October 21 (Kilgore)

Building off of the excitement surrounding a new 4-H year in October, National Youth Science Day can be celebrated any time in October! This year’s theme is “Game Changers”. Designed by Google and West Virginia Extension service, Game Changers teaches kids how to use computer science (CS) to create games, solve problems and engage with topics they’re passionate about.

Suicide is preventable and prevention begins with knowing what signs to look for and how to help. This story outlines the common signs of chronic stress and when someone may be considering suicide as well as steps you can take to help them.

If you have been impacted by the rising rate of suicides, you are not alone.

Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and How You Can Help

Quite a few ag land leases in Nebraska start on March 1st.  Do you have questions about setting up that new lease and new lease rate?  In addition to the traditional face-to-face meetings that are held, there will be a new feature - Ag Land Management Quarterly Webinars. 


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I-29 Moo University to offer California dairy tours and World Ag Expo trip
Oct 15 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip” in the Fresno and Tulare, California areas on February 9-13, 2020. Read more
Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more