Nebraska Extension in Gage County

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2018 Gage County Invitational Dairy Show

July 7, 9:00am at the Gage County Fairgrounds, Beatrice NE

Entry forms due to Gage County Extension Office by July 2. No entry fee.

2018 Gage County Invitational Dairy Show entry form 2018 Gage County Invitational Dairy Show guidelines
Gage County 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest

Come to the Gage County Extension Office for horticulture fun and learning. From 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Nicole Stoner will cover horticulture basics and a planting activity, followed by the horticulture judging contest; participants receive ribbons, premium money and champion medals. Winners are eligible for the contest at the Nebraska State Fair. Pre-register by June 8. 

Find study materials here.

Register here.


4-H is 4 U was presented at this year's 4-H Leader & Parent Informational Night. This presentation is a great overview of the Gage County 4-H program, for both new and past 4-H members, highlights upcoming fair events, deadlines & reminders, as well as what is in a ribbon color, etc.

We encourage all 4-H families, new and returning, to scroll through this information. Please share with your club members, 4-H youth, and potential 4-H members!

Yard and Garden is a live call-in show where our Host Nicole Stoner, Gage County Extension Educator can answer any questions you may have about your lawn, garden, landscape, bugs, or anything else green and growing. WHEN TO LISTEN:  Every Friday (March-August) –  on-air from 10:00 to 11:30 am HAVE A QUESTION:  CALL 402-729-3383          The following email address (nstoner2@unl.edu) can be used to send questions and/or photos of plant and pest problems.  All questions will be answered and some might be used on the radio program as well.

April 27-28—Spring Affair, Midwest’s biggest plant sale and garden event

Spring Affair garden event offers the biggest selection of plants in the Midwest, more than 700 varieties of perennials, herbs, grasses, trees and shrubs selected for regional suitability, beauty and demand.

Plant sale, talks, garden-related vendors, concessions and plant experts to help find the “right plant for the right place,” all under one roof.

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