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Livestock Quality assurance is required for all 4-H exhibitors that will be showing a meat animal (beef, sheep, goat, swine, rabbit and poultry) at county fair, state fair and Ak-Sar-Ben.    YOUTH FOR THE QUALITY CARE OF ANIMALS.    Register for the classes at yqca.learngrow.io

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

Spring is in the air.
The grass is looking greener
Leaves are starting to bud and the first brave crocus's and daffodils are peaking out of the ground.
The excitement for the growing season is upon us.  
The 2021 Siouxland Garden Show has gone Digital 
Links for each session are available on at:  Siouxlandgardenshow.org

Educational Sessions available live online for the 2021 Siouxland Garden Show

Companion Rabbit Science is a self-paced learning opportunity offering information about caring for rabbits. The online course is great for middle-school-aged youth but is open to all youth regardless of age who are looking to learn more about rabbits and the 4-H rabbit project. Companion Rabbit Science is a great resource for anyone interested in caring for or learning about rabbits in 4-H whether they own one now or not!   

The course includes four units covering:

Are you interested in learning more about beekeeping?  There is a Bee Lab at UNL!  The lab offers education, resources, research and more.  Find out more about upcoming workshops below or visit the website at:   https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-lab

The Master Gardener Horticulture Helpline is available to answer gardening questions and to take samples for identification/diagnosis during the following times and days.  The helpline is a service to everyone, regardless of what county they are from.

May through September:
Mondays, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, Washington County Extension, 402 426-9455

Tuesdays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Cuming County Extension, 402 672-6006

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, Dodge County Extension 402 727-2775

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Panhandle Perspectives: Suggestions for planning for rising fertilizer prices and bull markets

November 26, 2021
Rising fertilizer and input prices are the hot topic of conversation in rural coffee shops across the corn belt.

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Dec. 15 Extension workshop to cover crop inputs, cost of production

November 22, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska Extension will present a live workshop covering 2022 inputs and cost of production for crop producers on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff.

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Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo offers 2022 growing season information

November 22, 2021
The 2021 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo on Thursday, Dec. 16 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season.

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Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Training is Open for 2022

November 17, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Interested in learning more about gardening and landscape practices? Are you a plant enthusiast? Do you have a passion for giving back to the community by sharing science-based horticulture information? Nebraska Extension is announcing applications are available for beginning training as a volunteer in the Extension Master Gardener program. 2022 training classes will be offering virtual training.  

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