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Join us Friday, September 24th for the Diversified Farm Tour.  Please consider attending for the whole day or as your schedule allows for an outdoor gathering focused on agricultural education and connection with area farms & farmers. 

We'll be touring 5 unique, small-scale, direct market farm businesses in the Lincoln/Southeast Nebraska area.  If you are curious about local, direct-market farms around lincoln, this is a great opportunity to learn and hear from producers. 

This is a bit different from past diversified ag tours, as participants will drive themselves to all (or any) of the farm tours.  You choose how many you want to go on.  

These sessions will be held in-person and will include an update on regulations and discussion on how to best use manure on your operation.  This session will meet requirements for Land Application Recertification.  Pre-registration is required and is available at www.water.unl.edu/lat

Big Red Beef Talk Website Release

Beef Systems Extension Educator, Connor Biehler, has recently released a website that can be found at https://bigredbeeftalk.unl.edu/ . The purpose of this website is to provide a hub for southeastern Nebraska beef producers, or those interested in southeast Nebraska beef production. This four-tab website includes everything from blogs and relevant educational materials to current markets and local weather conditions. The bottom of each tab includes news feed of the @bigredbeeftalk twitter page, the BeefWatch YouTube page, and the Saunders County Extension & 4-H Facebook page.

Processing calves

The fair is over, the excitement settled, and it's time for 4-H members to record your accomplishments for the year. October 1 is right around the corner - the time to submit your Career Portfolio and Award Application.

County-level: Career Portfolio and/or Junior Achievement Application (ages 8-14), Senior Achievement Application (ages 15-18) may be submitted

State Level: Nebraska 4-H will ONLY accept Senior Achievement Applications. 

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Main Livestock Barn, Swine Show Arena
Contest: 3:00 pm
Registration due: 10:00 am
(exception of Swine Showmanship winners who register after swine show)

We present spring and summer workshops, projects and exhibits for 4-H youth and families to learn skills, work together, and have fun.  Youth will enroll for all activities & projects online through Eventbrite. Click the link below for complete list & registration links. 

As dates are finalized more registration links will be added so check this page frequently! Enrollment deadline: May 1 (unless otherwise noted) or the project has limited enrollment. Note project enrollment fees apply to some workshops/projects. After you register, you will receive information.

2021 Anytime Learning Workshop/Project List

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Faculty Spotlight: Leslie Johnson

September 13, 2021
Meet Leslie Johnson, Nebraska Extension educator in the area of animal manure management.

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Dry edible bean harvest underway in the Panhandle

September 13, 2021
This season's dry edible bean harvest in underway in the tre0state region of the Nebraska Panhandle, southwest Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and northeastern Colorado. The overall crop in the region looks very good, despite severe weather and some hail earlier in the year across the growing region. Average yield is expected to be around 2,400 pounds or approximately 40 bushels per acre.

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Returning to the Farm workshop set for Dec. 10, 11

September 8, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Agricultural Profitability and Nebraska Extension will present Returning to the Farm, and workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm. It will begin with a two-day workshop for multi-generational families on Dec. 10 and 11 in Columbus.  

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Backyard Farmer to film season finale with live audience Sept. 1

September 2, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The Backyard Farmer panel will hold a Q&A session with a live audience Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Backyard Farmer Garden on the UNiversity of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. The session will last for about 45 minutes before the filming of the Backyard Farmer season finale. Chairs will be available for the live audience. 

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