Rental rates for irrigated, dryland and pasture acres are a common question received by our office. There are two resources that can be used to start a conversation between land owner and tenant: 1) UNL Department of Ag Economics Survey published every March that covers land values as well as cash rents and 2) USDA NASS Cash Rent Survey published every other year.
Nebraska Extension in Colfax County
Did you know?The creation, and implementation, of new 4-H STEM programs to meet the needs of Colfax County school enrichment and afterschool programming, has increased outreach to underserved audiences by 20%.
Through the use of new 4-H robotics curricula, obtained through a partnership with Cargill Meat Solutions in Schuyler, Nebraska Extension staff have delivered STEM programming into 90% of Colfax County schools.
153 farmers and crop advisors representing 1.3 million acres attended the Soybean Management Field Day held on a cooperator’s farm north of Schuyler in 2016. Respondents indicated an average value of knowledge gained and/or practice changes of $8.90 per acre.
Emerald Ash Borer RecommendationsBottom line for homeowners at this time – Wait to treat until Emerald Ash Borer has been found within 15 miles of a tree!
Now is the time to be deciding whether you will treat your ash tree or not. If there is room near an ash tree, consider planting another tree for down the road.
Crop Tech CafeWeekly reports on local crop conditions & agronomic issues
Makerspaces Transform Rural CommunitiesA variety of creative and learning projects are within reach of rural Nebraskans at the traveling Library Innovation Studio, also known as makerspace, at the Bridgeport Public Library this summer.
Juntos 4-H Pilots in NebraskaA new program offered by Nebraska Extension aims to help the state’s Latino students reach high school graduation and attend college.
Again we will have two Pre-entry deadlines, all static exhibits (except horticulture) and animals are due June 22nd. Horticulture exhibits deadline will be July 5th. We have put horticulture pre-entry as a separate day, to allow you time to determine what gardening or flowers will be ready for fair.
The Colfax County Extension Board will be meeting on June 18th. The meeting agenda is included below: