Nebraska Extension in Dawes County

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The Nebraska Extension will be offering the ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees April 10-11, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Registrations are due by March 23, 2018. Find the registration form and more information at

The basics of QuickBooks financial software for farmers and ranchers will be taught in an upcoming workshop in Chadron. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 23, 2018, at the Dawes County Extension Office. To register call the Dawes County Extension Office 308-432-3373. 

Cost is $65 per participant, and the class is limited to five participants.

Don't miss this year's Range Day, January 16 held at Chadron State College.

Every other year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln surveys farmers and ranchers regarding rates they charge for custom operations in their area. The Nebraska Farm Custom Rates reports are some of the most requested extension publications in Nebraska.  Anyone involved in providing some form of custom work in Nebraska is asked to provide their contact information in order to receive the 2018 survey and participate.

Nebraska Extension is looking to update its list of custom harvesters and farmers who receive this survey. If you perform custom operations for other farmers or ranchers please enter your contact information here to be added to our survey list:

First Baby Of February to be Recognized

In honor of Nebraska 4-H Month, Dawes County Jr. Leaders in partnership with Chadron Community Hospital will recognize the First Baby of February.  One special little girl or boy, who is the first one born during February, 2018, at the Chadron Community Hospital, will receive a special basket of goodies, courtesy of Dawes County 4-H families and other sponsors.


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