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OFFICE CLOSED

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Gage County Extension office is temporarily closed to the public.

Our staff are currently working remotely to protect you and themselves. We appreciate your patience as we follow local, state, and federal directives to ensure the safety and health of our community.

Please call 402-223-1384

or email gage-county@unl.edu

with any questions.

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Need a fun activity to engage learners while they are out of school for COVID-19?

As the spread of COVID-19 continues rapidly, Nebraska Extension is taking several steps to help protect our clientele and our broader communities. State-wide, Nebraska Extension is canceling all in-person events from March 16-May 9. This is in line with the CDC recommendation of ‘social distancing’ that the larger UNL community is also following.

Nebraska Extension in Gage County is seeking a full-time office manager to support Extension and 4-H programming. To view the Position Description visit the Gage County Job Listings website. To apply by April 1, 2020 please contact Workforce Development in Beatrice at 402-223-6060. Hiring process has been postponed until further notice.

Due to low attendance, the Beatrice ProHort Training has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest.

2020 ProHort Training

A workshop for nursery & green industry professionals, public works employees, landscape managers, arborists, tree board volunteers, and cemetery & grounds keepers.

Schedule of Events: (subject to change)

8–8:30am Registration & Refreshments

8:30–9am Opening: Welcome & Local Items of Interest

University of Nebraska Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) are planning a series of Farm Bill education meetings in late November through December in Nebraska to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.

The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) commodity crop safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill, however, producers will need to make new program enrollment decisions over the coming months.

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Nebraska Extension showcasing 4-H’ers at county fairs

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension is working to make sure all 4-H’ers across the state have the opportunity to showcase their hard work come county fair time this summer.

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Nebraska Extension, UNMC to host discussion on impact of pandemic-related stress on farmers and ranchers

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Rural Health Initiative will host a discussion about the impact of COVID-related stress on farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture.

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