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.
Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference - March 3Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Where: The new Hickman Community Center (115 Locust St, Hickman, NE)
Time: 9:00 am until 3:30 pm.
Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety TrainingNebraska Extension intends to host in-person pesticide safety education training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines.
Ranchers with drought plans make some pivotal moves soonerA recent study by the National Drought Mitigation Center found that having a drought plan increased the likelihood that ranchers took some actions during drought.
High Plains Agricultural Lab Turns 50HPAL’s 2,410 acres consist of working laboratories for both crops and livestock research: 710 acres for crops, divided into 17 fields, and the remaining approximately 1,700 acres for grazing land, divided into 12 pastures.
Extension Crop Production Clinics to go virtual in JanuaryThe 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations on research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests via Zoom for nine days throughout January.
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