Enrollment is not required for many 4-H programs and events. However, 4-H members ages 8-18 as of January 1 of the current year are required to officially enroll through the 4-H Online system. Youth who are not members of a formal 4-H club may still join as independent members. Youth between the ages of 5 and 7, as of January 1 of the current year, may also enroll as Clover Kids. By enrolling, youth have the opportunity to participate in county fairs, the Nebraska State Fair, district and county contest and event, and additional statewide events and opportunities.
Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference - March 3Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Where: The new Hickman Community Center (115 Locust St, Hickman, NE)
Time: 9:00 am until 3:30 pm.
American Rescue Eyes Next-Gen AgWith an eye to the future of agriculture and technology, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is seeking federal relief dollars to fund two projects that could work in tandem to grow innovation and feed economic growth statewide.
Rural Prosperity Nebraska offers $50,000 in grants to boost communities
New Research to Aid Farmers' SleepNebraska researchers are collecting data to determine the need for and value of educational interventions that help improve sleep quantity and quality among agricultural workers.
Local Crops Paving the Way for Greener RoadsHusker researchers are studying the efficacy of using corn and soybean oil to recycle asphalt.
Jesse Fulton, Director of Nebraska Quality Assurance, will be presenting the latest on the Nebraska BQA program and certifying producers in BQA and BQA Transportation.
Join Nebraska Extension along with the Agriculural Economics department and Center for Agricultural Profitably in Columbus, December 10-11 for the Returning to the Farm Workshop. This workshop serires is being taugh 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.
During this program, participants will:
Soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) are a plant-parasitic roundworm that attack soybeans in Saline, Jefferson, and Gage counties. The pest is not new or unfamiliar to area farmers and agronomists. However, sometimes we get too comfortable with old issues. As a reminder, SCN is the #1 yield-grabbing pest in U.S. soybean production.
Soybean cyst nematodes or SCN were found in 1954 affecting soybeans in North Carolina, but not found until 1986 in Richardson County, Nebraska. Nebraska was the last major soybean producing state to find SCN. A Nebraska SCN distribution study published in 1989 confirmed the presence of SCN in southeast Gage County in 1988. Today, SCN has been identified in 59 counties, including all counties in eastern Nebraska.