View the December 2017 - Januaray 2018 4-H Newsletter (pdf) to learn more about what is going on with the Colfax County 4-H Program! Past newsletter articles can be viewed here.
Nebraska Extension in Colfax County
Quality Assurance ProgramWe are excited to announce that the new QA Curriculum called Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active. Anyone who has not registered for the LQA online course for 2017 should now navigate to the NEW online YQCA course at yqca.learngrow.io. You will use your FAMILY 4HOnline login and password information to access the courses for the ACTIVE youth in your family. Only ACTIVE members will show in the drop down menu for access to the course. All registration questions with YQCA should be directed to email@example.com. All 4-Hers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations. There is a button for families that have forgotten their password. 4-Hers that have started their QA training in the LQA site will be able to complete their modules and print off their certificate of completion and take it to their Extension Office.
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
Registration Open for Women in Ag ConferenceWomen in the agricultural industry looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference organized by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The annual conference will be held Feb. 22 – 23, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave., Kearney, Neb.