We are hoping to still have beef weigh in for the 4-H/FFA market beef exhibitors, but it will not be business as usual as you may have guessed. If Fillmore County or Nebraska as a state are in the red on the DHHS dial on January 9th, 2021, beef weigh in will be postponed. In order to follow DHM’s and limit contact the following measures will be followed:
4-H EnrollmentStarting October 15th 4-H Enrollment is Open. Clover Kids and Volunteers are free, 4-H'er will pay $5 per youth or $10 per family until Dec. 31st and then the rate will change to $10 per youth or $20 per family.
Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety TrainingNebraska Extension intends to host in-person pesticide safety education training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines.
Ranchers with drought plans make some pivotal moves soonerA recent study by the National Drought Mitigation Center found that having a drought plan increased the likelihood that ranchers took some actions during drought.
High Plains Agricultural Lab Turns 50HPAL’s 2,410 acres consist of working laboratories for both crops and livestock research: 710 acres for crops, divided into 17 fields, and the remaining approximately 1,700 acres for grazing land, divided into 12 pastures.
Extension Crop Production Clinics to go virtual in JanuaryThe 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.
The Farmers & Ranchers College was formed in January 2000 with the purpose of providing high quality, dynamic, up to date educational workshops for area agricultural producers in south central Nebraska through a collaborative effort between business, industry and higher education leaders. Furthermore, the Farmers & Ranchers College will provide the tools necessary so that agricultural producers will be able to respond positively to these changes using a profitable decision-making process.
Enroll in 4-H NOW!! 1/2 priced enrollment until January 1st. Find a link to the enrollment website and instructions for enrollment for new members, returning member, new club leaders and returning club leaders.