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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 July 15, 2020 please contact Nebraska Department of Labor in Beatrice at their new address of 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.

We had a lot of really thoughtful questions at our County Fair Information Meeting on June 29th. We want to thank everyone for joining us.

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.

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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.

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