Nebraska Extension in Gage County

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Gage County Extension is hiring a Food, Nutrition & Health Extension Educator. Application period is open through October 1st. Interested!? Click here to apply for the position.

Career Portfolio & Awards Application due October 1

FINISH STRONG! You worked hard, completed project goals, learned life skills, and contributed to your community... Finish strong recording your success and achievements. Take a few minutes to fill out your Career Portfolio. We challenge you to go the next step to compete for awards - add a story and photos and submit with your Career Portfolio. “How to” printed in this newsletter. We’re here to help - just let us know your questions!

Click below for required documents:

4-H Building Judging Results

Bucket Calf Ribbon Results

Grand Champion Bucket Calf: Ryan Rempel, Beatrice Reserve Grand Champion Bucket Calf: Jayden Thomsen, Odell

Broiler Ribbon Results

Join us for an upcoming meeting - So, You've Inherited a Farm, Now What? on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Gage County Extension Office, 1115 W Scott Street, Beatrice. Meeting is form 1:00-4:00 pm. 

Guest speakers include Allan Vyhnalek, Extension Educator, Farm Succession and Jim Jansen, Extension Educator, Agricultural Economist.

Topics include:

Tire Amnesty day will take place August 15-16 at the Gage County Fairgrounds. The collection is two days, open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm OR UNTIL 375 tons of tires have been collected. Once that amount is reached, no more tires will be accepted. Here are some guidelines to prepare you for the event:

No tires with rims. No tires from tire retailers. Be prepared to unload your own tires. Please have a count (# of passenger car or pick up, semi or tractor tires) or weight of your tires. Gage County tires only.

Collection site is the parking lot north of the Gage County Fairgrounds. 

For more information contact the Extension Office, (402) 223-1384, Paul Hay, phay1@unl.edu, or Linda Grell, (402) 228-4576.

Thank you! Volunteers are the hear of 4-H. We invite teens, adults, grandparents, and other to join in the 4-H summer excitement. You'll meet new people, learn new skills, and have a great time! Come home to Gage County 4-H.

We need your help in several areas: pre-fair events, 4-H building, 4-H/FFA livestock shows and other fair events. Click here for volunteer sign-up. Submit paper by July 1 or sign-up online.

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