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In memory of Vance Uden and Kristy Steinkruger, the Franklin County 4-H Council has established two, one-year scholarships of $250 each that may be awarded to two high school seniors for higher education. These scholarships will be good at any university, college or technical school.  Deadline for applications is April 24th.   Complete information including guidlines and application can be found below. 

Vance Uden / Kristy Steinkruger Scholarship Application

Franklin County Fair
July 2-7, 2019 Franklin County 4-H & FFA Exhibitor Lists (PDF)

This .pdf file is bookmarked for easy navigation.  When viewing on the web, simply click on the name of the section you wish to view to from the table of contents.  If you download the file to your computer, you will find bookmark links are inserted, in addition to the the table of contents page.     

Tractor Safety Training Required by Law for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

 The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We care about you!

Sleep affects every moment of our daily lives, from how we think and remember to how our bodies thrive or deteriorate. It determines how we deal with stress, make choices related to safety, and function as human beings. While most health education tends to focus on nutrition and activity, sleep is arguably the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and lack of it causes a significantly reduced quality of life.

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a useful mode of transportation on farms and ranches, yet there are known safety hazards associated with their use. “ATV Aware” is a program which uses a custom-made simulator to mimic an actual experience of riding an ATV and teach about safe riding behaviors and laws.

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EPA-required paraquat training among additional use restrictions
Apr 15 – New, federally required training now is available for certified applicators who use products that contain paraquat as an active ingredient. Read more
Crop scout training is May 8
Apr 10 – Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to attend a crop scout training course May 8 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 County Road G. Read more