Protecting Crops in a Warmer WorldHigher temperatures caused by climate change aren’t just increasing the number of daytime scorchers. Nights are getting warmer as well, stressing plants and decreasing yields of vital crops worldwide.
New Turfgrass App Goes GlobalExtension Educator, Bill Kreuser, has developed a new software application aimed at making turf grass management simpler and more sustainable.
New 4-H Grant Looks to Increase Youth in Computer ScienceNebraska 4-H received a National Science Foundation Grant to create toolkits to aid youth interested in computer science.
Does Moral Hazard Affect Crop Insurance?New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln challenges traditional thinking on federal crop insurance.
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.
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.
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.