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In 2021, EVERY 4-H Youth member will receive 1 new FREE official 4-H t-shirt sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Serivices.

Families can order extra 4-H shirts at http://frontiercounty4-h.itemorder.com/sale until June 15, 2021.  Shirts will then be available for pickup AFTER June 25 in the Frontier County Extension Office.

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.

National Beef Month

May is National Beef Month, and Nebraska has historically been known as “The Beef State.” So as the weather warms, the time and place are right to celebrate beef month with a barbecue. Nebraska Extension Educator Tammie Ostdiek recommends, when handling beef or any meat, keep in mind these good food safety practices:

Clean: Wash hands before preparing foods and after handling raw meats, such as when making hamburger patties or cutting meat for kabobs. Clean and sanitize utensils and surfaces that contact raw meats.

Happy Walking

A family walk is a great way to connect while being physically active. Like any routine, though, you may be feeling the need to spice it up. If your family is in a walking rut, Nebraska Extension Educator Hannah Guenther suggests these four tips to boost the fun for everyone.

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Registration open for ServSafe® training Aug. 30-31 in Scottsbluff

July 28, 2021
Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Aug. 30-31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Residency, 2100 Circle Drive.

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska and Nebraska Extension Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week 2021

July 28, 2021
Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska and Nebraska Extension join others across the country in celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week from Aug. 1-7, 2021 with the launch of a new tool to make it easy for Nebraskans to find nearby farmers’ markets.

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Panhandle Perspectives – Rural fellows spend summer helping strengthen Panhandle communities

July 17, 2021
Three college students from different parts of Nebraska are spending the summer in the Chadron area of northwest Nebraska, learning while helping strengthen the community through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Rural Fellows internship program.

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2021 Forage Field Day events planned for South Dakota, Nebraska

July 14, 2021
Livestock owners, forage producers, and all those interested in forage production are encouraged to attend the 2021 Forage Field Days, presented jointly by South Dakota State University Extension and Nebraska Extension.

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