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Making a Meal With What’s On Hand

Struggling to make meals with what you have on hand?

Whether you’re wanting to make a favorite recipe but are missing some ingredients, or you’re tired of buying ingredients you only use once, these examples can help spark your imagination, reports Alice Henneman with Nebraska Extension.

Want to make sandwiches, but you’ve just eaten your last slice of bread? Use tortillas, bagels, pita breads, French bread, an English muffin, rolls, focaccia, biscuits or a lettuce wrap instead.

Medicare Open Enrollment

October 15 through December 7 is the time for all Medicare Part D participants to evaluate their Part D plans for 2021. It is very important every year the Part D plans are reviewed and compared. Many plans change their benefits and costs. Also, many times the prescriptions people take change.

Growing and Cooking with Herbs Class Online and in Valentine November 5th

Have you ever wanted fresh herbs at home, but did not know how easy it is to grow them? Have you ever wanted to cook with fresh herbs, but didn’t know how to or want to pay for herbs from the grocery store? Here is your chance to learn how to do both economically!

This hands-on class will start at 6:30 p.m., Central Time, on Thursday, November 5th at Cherry County Extension Office, 365 N. Main Street, in Valentine. This class is also available online through Zoom video conferencing for anyone interested in learning at a distance.

You are invited to the 
2020 Frontier County 4-H Achievement Day!!!

This year’s theme is “4-H - Opportunity 4 All”

Come celebrate with our 4-H youth/families/volunteers their 4-H accomplishments!
4-H provides more opportunities to do!
Youth are empowered with the skills they need to succeed in life and career.


 In this Beef Update newsletter, you will find:

Livestock Producer Stabilization Program, Round 2

November BeefWatch Webinar Series

2020 Traveling Road Show

Hay Probes Available for Sampling

Women Managing Ag Land Conference

Tailgate Talk - Grazing Corn Residue

If you have any questions or need assistance with developing rations for your cows or calves, please let me know. Take Care!

Limit Feeding Cows Corn as an Alternative to Hay

 Feed costs make up the largest expense in a cow-calf operation. While hay is often used to feed cows through the winter, current prices make corn a competitive option to feeding hay. Considering corn has a higher energy content than hay, the cost of feeding hay is often higher than corn on a price per pound of energy basis. For example, corn priced at $3.30/bushel ($118/ton) equates to approximately $0.08 per pound of total digestible nutrients (TDN) while hay priced at $100/ton is nearly $0.11 per pound of TDN says Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Educator

Erin Laborie based in Beaver City, NE. Erin is a member of the University of Nebraska Beef Team.

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Virtual Nebraska Crop Management Conference set for January 27

January 22, 2021
The virtual 2021 Nebraska Crop Management Conference will feature research updates and information tailored to Nebraska crop issues and grower interests.

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Upcoming Communicating with Farmers Under Stress webinar workshop to build farmer stress awareness

January 22, 2021
Stress seems to be prevalent in the agriculture sector, with even more concerns arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Third annual Nebraska Regional Foods Systems Initiative Food Systems Summit to be virtual

January 14, 2021
The third annual Nebraska Regional Food Systems Summit will take place via Zoom Feb. 8-11.

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2021 western lambing and kidding school Feb. 6 near Bayard

January 13, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The 2021 Western Lambing and Kidding School on Saturday, Feb. 6, near Bayard, will feature a farm tour, hands-on demonstrations, and presentations by expert speakers.

The school, sponsored by the Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers and Nebraska Extension, will run from 9:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Julie Kappen Farm, 10803 Rd 89, Bayard, and Bobby Jo’s Branding Iron, 533 Main, Bayard.

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