Nebraska Extension in Cherry County

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The Range Beef Cow Symposium is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and animal science departments of the University of Wyoming, South Dakota State University, Colorado State University and the University of Nebraska. The biennial symposium has a reputation of being an excellent educational program, offering practical production management information since the first symposium in Chadron, Neb., in 1969.   It will be hosted Nov. 28-30, 2017, at The Little American Hotel & Resort, Cheyenne, WY.  The event web site, with registration information, is http://www.rangebeefcow.com.

The basics of QuickBooks©  financial software for farmers and ranchers will be taught in a series of workshops in late October and November in Kimball, Chadron, Mullen, Valentine and Scottsbluff.

Jerry Terwilliger of the Center for Rural Affairs teaches the basics of desktop QuickBooks, focusing on the record-keeping needs of farmers and ranchers. Participants will learn how to input transactions, use accounts, categories, inventories, invoices, and run common reports.

The Cherry County 4-H Council invites its 4-H members, their families, and friends to a fun-filled afternoon of games, recognition, and food.

 The 4-H Family Fall Festival will take place on Sunday, October 22 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, CT at the Cherry County Fairgrounds. Join us for fun and games beginning at 3:00. Following games we will have an awards presentation based on the submitted Career Portfolios, highlight a few special projects, and honor a few other awards. Premium checks from County Fair will also be available for families to pick up.

Nebraska Extension is offering web-based sessions for Early Childhoold Professionals.  These are free continuing education hours approved by the Sate of Nebraska for childcare providers.  There will be six evening internet sessions.  For more information or to register visit http://food.unl.edu/fit-and-healthy-kids.

Ranch/Farm Management Info

Information about ranch/farm lease information, crop budgets, custom rates and more can be obtained from UNL's Farm/Ranch site.

Another helpful site with information specific to the beef industry is beef.unl.edu

BeefWatch Podcast

The BeefWatch Podcast provides timely information to help beef cattle producers improve the sustainability and profitability of their operations. 



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Choose Healthy Here bringing healthier options to Nebraska communities
Oct 17 – Nebraska Extension has partnered with local agencies to make healthier options more accessible in communities throughout the state. 20 retailers across Nebraska are participating in the Choose Healthy Here program to increase access to affordable, nutritious and safe foods. Read more
So you've inherited a farm, now what?
Oct 12 – Those who have in inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing the asset are encouraged to attend one of several Nebraska Extension programs being offered across the state this fall. Read more