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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.

Happy Fall!

 In this Beef Update newsletter, you will find:

New Learning Module - Chute Scoring Beef Cattle BeefWatch Webinar Series

Crop Residue Exchange

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Tailgate Talk - Fall Forages and Prussic Acid

Wishing everyone a good, safe fall with harvest and weaning! If you have any questions or need assistance with developing rations for your cows or calves, please let me know. Stay well!


 Enter the Make It With Wool Contest! The object of the contest is to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns; to encourage personal creations in sewing, knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving of wool fabrics and yarns; and to recognize creative skills.

  The 2020 State Make It With Wool Contest will be November 21 at the Dawson County Extension Office in Lexington, NE beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Everyone is invited to the public Fashion Show at 1:00 p.m.

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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