Nebraska Extension in Colfax County
Nebraska Extension is partnering with a number of state agencies and organizations to help people in our communities on the road to recovery. Those affected by the flood might be unsure where to begin the cleanup process. Safety is a priority whether it be entering a damaged structure, food safety concerns, drinking water contamination or cleaning up. Resources for families and individuals, home and business owners, and the agriculture sector are available at the latest flood resources from Nebraska Extension at https://flood.unl.edu.
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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.
On-line enrollment is now open to enroll your 4-H'er for 2023! You can access 4HOnline 2.0 by visiting the following link: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in. 4-H Leaders and Council members are required to enroll on-line too! Google Chrome and Firefox are the recommended web browsers to use when enrolling online. Enrollment fee if $5.00 per 4-H'er and no charge for Leaders or Council members. Card payment is at end of enrollment process.
View the September 2023 4-H Newsletter to learn more about what is going on with the Colfax County 4-H Program! Past newsletter articles can be viewed here.
September 25, 2023
Started in 1912, the Knorr-Holden Plot near Scottsbluff is perhaps the world’s oldest irrigated continuous corn research plot. It was recently commemorated with a sign to mark its significance to both Nebraska history and agricultural research history in Nebraska.
September 22, 2023
The passing of the Racetrack Gaming Act through a Nebraska 2020 ballot referendum has caused an expansion in horse racing. A series of educational seminars by Nebraska Extension’s equine program have been developed to help those interested in becoming more involved in the industry.
September 18, 2023
Twenty-seven percent of respondents to the 2023 Nebraska Rural Poll indicated they are worse off than they were five years ago, up from 21% last year and 11% in 2021.
September 18, 2023
In Nebraska, ag land values are up about 14 percent over last year, mirroring a nationwide rise in ag real estate prices. Click through to watch Jim Jansen, an agricultural systems economist with Nebraska Extension, talk with RFD-TV about the impact of valuations.