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Yard and Garden is a live call-in show where our Host Nicole Stoner, Gage County Extension Educator can answer any questions you may have about your lawn, garden, landscape, bugs, or anything else green and growing. WHEN TO LISTEN:  Every Friday (March-August) –  on-air from 10:00 to 11:30 am HAVE A QUESTION:  CALL 402-729-3383          The following email address (nstoner2@unl.edu) can be used to send questions and/or photos of plant and pest problems.  All questions will be answered and some might be used on the radio program as well.

April 27-28—Spring Affair, Midwest’s biggest plant sale and garden event

Spring Affair garden event offers the biggest selection of plants in the Midwest, more than 700 varieties of perennials, herbs, grasses, trees and shrubs selected for regional suitability, beauty and demand.

Plant sale, talks, garden-related vendors, concessions and plant experts to help find the “right plant for the right place,” all under one roof.

4-H Till the Cows Come Home Volunteer & Parents Resource Fair Tuesday, April 17 | 6:00 PM | Gage County Extension Office

Meal provided by Farm Credit Services of America.

2018 4-H News and Updates

YQCA Website Launch - Cara White

Real Colors Communication Workshop - Kim Witulski & Christina Lyons

DOOR PRIZES and MORE!

Volunteers and parents, please join us; fees paid by the Gage County 4-H Council. Non-4-H volunteers are invited: fee is $10.00 payable at meeting.

Tractor Safety Training Required by Law for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm.  Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment. 

 The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.

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Lincoln to host AgrAbility National Training Workshop in March
Feb 12 – Agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic illness, their families and professional staff are invited to the AgrAbility National Training Workshop from March 25-28 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln. Read more
Nebraska growers to share on-farm research results
Feb 4 –

January 31, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Farm operators and agronomists from across the state are invited to attend a Nebraska On-Farm Research Network meeting at a location near them.

Producers can gain valuable crop production-related information from more than 70 research projects conducted on Nebraska farms by Nebraska farmers in partnership with University of Nebraska faculty. These research projects cover products, practices and new technologies that impact farm productivity and profitability.

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