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2021 Frontier County 4-H Achievement Day Celebration- Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 4:00 pm at the Firehall in Farnam, Nebraska. Awards will start at 4:00, followed by the meal. Awards include: Best Record Book cash, 2021 4-H Ambassadors and their attendants, Outstanding 4-Her Award, Outstanding 4-H Leader, Alumni & Extra Mile Awards.

 Farnam Clovers 4-H Club will be hosting and serving sloppy joes, chips, drinks and dessert.

On Behalf of the Nebraska Association of Fair managers, we would like present the Don and Martha Romeo Scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education for the amount of $500 each. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual NAFM convention in January.

 

The selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the NAFM Scholarship

Committee whose members will consider the following:

 

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New Extension Land Link Program Connects Land Seekers with Retiring Landowners

Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 3, 2021 — A new Nebraska Extension program will work to connect new and beginning farmers and ranchers with retiring landowners who are interested in transitioning their land to a new owner.

Nebraska Land Link is now accepting applications from interested land seekers and landowners, with the goal of providing land access using lease agreements, lease-to-own arrangements, buy-sell arrangements or other creative methods that are mutually beneficial for both parties.

Celebrate National Pizza Month!

The time has come to celebrate America’s favorite food, covered with warm gooey cheese and your favorite toppings, encased in a sturdy crust, reports Extension Assistant Marcy DeJonge. That’s right, October is National Pizza Month!

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Bruns reappointed as West Central Research and Extension Center director

October 13, 2021
Kelly Bruns has been reappointed to the role of director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research, Extension and Education Center (WCREEC) in North Platte. The reappointment is for a five-year term.

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Faculty Spotlight: Brian Cox

October 11, 2021
Meet Brian Cox, engagement zone coordinator for Nebraska Extension.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Panhandle Learning Agricultural Network (PLAN) aims to increase farmer adoption of field-based sensors

October 7, 2021
Nowadays, farmers have more access than ever to data of all kinds about their crops, thanks to rapid development of sensor and telemetry techniques over the past few decades. Yet the adoption rate of sensors for farming operations is still low, possibly due to cost, comfortability of adapting to sensor-based management, concerns on return on investment, and other reasons.

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FarmBits podcast launches new season Oct. 7

October 4, 2021
The FarmBits podcast will return to airwaves beginning Oct. 7, with the release of new episodes. FarmBits has a new team of hosts and a refreshed structure that will add variety to the podcast.

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