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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:


The Returning to the Farm workshop series is being taught for families that have the next generation of farmers and ranchers coming back to their operations.  The workshop helps multi-generations traverse the challenges of successfully succeeding the operation to the next generation.  This flyer provides additional information.

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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.


December is National Pear Month. Pears are available nearly year-round, which makes them a great addition to any meal, reports Lisa Franzen-Castle UNL Extension Nutrition Specialist. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and skin colors, and can be eaten raw or cooked. They are great as a quick snack, chopped and added to salads, or baked, broiled or grilled.

Check out the following information about pears.

Pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium and vitamin C. they contain no saturated fat, sodium, or cholesterol. A medium pear has about 100 calories.

Thanksgiving Meals


Thanksgiving is next Thursday. It is a great day for getting together with your family and friends. You can have any kind of meal together it does not have to be expensive or hard to fix. Spending time with your family and friends is what is important – not what you eat.

Whether you decide to roast a turkey, have a pot luck, or go grab pizza at the convenience store, be sure and follow good food safety practices. Keep hot foods above 135° and cold foods below 41°. Put any leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours of serving.


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Women in Agriculture’s Love of the Land conference to be presented virtually

December 1, 2021
Nebraska Extension's Women in Agriculture program will host the Love of the Land Conference for female farmland owners and tenant looking to improve their business management skills, Dec. 9, via Zoom.

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Principles for Attracting and Retaining Quality Ag Employees webinar - a panel discussion

November 29, 2021
Help- wanted signs are everywhere. Hiring is so difficult that many are calling this the "Great Resignation." Agricultural businesses in Nebraska are not exempt from this challenge; competition for available workers comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.

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Beef Quality Assurance certification offered in December across Nebraska

November 29, 2021
Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance Certification across the state from Dec. 13-15.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Suggestions for planning for rising fertilizer prices and bull markets

November 26, 2021
Rising fertilizer and input prices are the hot topic of conversation in rural coffee shops across the corn belt.

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