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Do you love a work environment where you get to do different things every day?
Do you have a passion for serving youth and families in our communities?

LOOK no further!
Nebraska Extension in Dodge County is looking for a 4-H Administrative Assistant in our Fremont office.

You will join a team of highly engaged and active team members who provide programming and support in Dodge County.

Wages and Dodge County Benefits Package based on 35 hour work week.
Submit your cover letter, completed application for employment and resume by October 10, 2023.

It is important that we all learn how to manage our stress levels and reduce the effects of unwanted stress. Business owners, managers, farmers /ranchers, and your customers are no exception to experiencing stress. In fact, stress seems to be prevalent in rural communities at times. Too much stress can make us more accident-prone, and it can affect our overall health. This program provides information on identifying common stressors, recognizing stress symptoms, and managing stress.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Agricultural Profitablility's 2023 landlord/tenant cash rent workshop for landowners and operators will be held in Fremont from 1 to 4 p.m. on August 17, 2023 at the office of Nebraska Extension in Dodge County, 1206 W. 23rd Street, Fremont, NE.

The workshop will cover current Nebraska cash rental rates and land values, best practices for agricultural leases, and other contract considerations. The meeting will also include information about farm succession and transition planning and offer an opportunity for those in attendance to have their leasing questions answered.

Enrollment is due by June 15!
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Area training dates have been set for those producers who will be using or purchasing any restricted use pesticides on property that you own or rent.  Plan to attend one of these listed trainings to become certified or recertified as a private applicator. 

Listing of area trainings.

Pesticide Safety Education Program Web Page

Contact: Nate Dorsey, Extension Educator at 402-727-2775 for more information.  

Garden Update
Week of October 24, 2022
Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County 

Collecting and Starting Seeds from Trees and Shrubs

Now is a great time to collect seeds from trees and shrubs to start your own and add diversity to your landscape.  If you think starting trees from seeds is a silly way to get trees into your landscape, think again.  I appreciate the story Justin Evertson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum likes to share about his 15-foot-tall bur oak. Justin started the tree from an acorn he planted just ten years ago. The tree was quick to establish and grow, disavowing oaks as slow-growing trees.

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Grass and grazing webinar series scheduled in October and November

October 2, 2023
The Nebraska Extension will host a six-session webinar series entitled “Knowing, Growing and Grazing Grass” a webinar series on October 23, 26, 30, November 2, 6, and 9.

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Unveiling of Historic Knorr-Holden Plot Signboard

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.

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Nebraska Equine Extension to host a second “Race Nebraska” Seminar

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.

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Poll: Rural Nebraskans are increasingly pessimistic about present, future

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.

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