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Nebraska Extension in Gage County is seeking a full-time Office Associate to support Extension and 4-H programming. To view the Position Description visit the NEworks website. To apply by December 1, 2020 please contact Nebraska Department of Labor in Beatrice at 2317 N 6th St, Ste #3, Beatrice, NE 68310 402-223-6060.

The Gage County Extension Office is open, as of June 15!
We would like all of you to know that we take the safety of our community and our staff very seriously. As we move through the re-opening of our office, we are taking precautionary steps to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Those steps include:
• As you visit our office, you will be asked to remain at the front door. Clients/guests will not be allowed to enter into our office workspace in order to protect our staff.
• We will maintain six foot distancing for safety and regularly wipe down work surfaces.
• We encourage clients/guests to wear protective masks while in the building.

2020 Invitational Dairy Show Cancelled

Youth dairy exhibitors, friends and families, we are sorry to announce that we will not hold the 2020 Invitational Dairy Show in Beatrice on June 27, 2020. Hopefully next year we can host the event. In the meantime, keep working with your project animals, learning and having fun.


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.

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


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