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Dixon County Extension Office Update

The Dixon County Extension Office will be opening June 25, 2020.  This is ONLY Dixon County Extension, the Haskell Ag Lab is still closed until further notification. The building will remain locked to the public. Please call the Dixon County Extension Office at 402-584-2234 for assistance or to set up at time to pick up needed materials.

Haskell Ag Lab staff will be working off-site and can be reached by email or by phone. Please call 402-584-2261 (Haskell Ag Lab) to leave a message.

With time on your hands and extra helpers at home, creating a beautiful and functional rain garden in your home landscape is an ideal family project. A rain garden collects water from your roof through a downspout and holds it in a shallow depression like a bathtub, until it soaks into the ground within 48 hours. The garden is planted with native and adapted perennial plants and small shrubs that can thrive in wet soil, attract pollinators, and provide year-round color in your yard. Installing a residential rain garden is a do-it-yourself home project that all in the family can enjoy.

COVID-19 impact on agriculture webinar series begins April 16 (today). The webinars are free and open to anyone until the start of each meeting. The first one will be today at 3 p.m. Below is the link for more information. These webinars are being presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics' Farm and Ranch Management Team.

Is your center pivot irrigation system performing as efficiently as it should? Are you getting increased crop yield on par with the amount of water you apply? What steps can you take to assess your system and improve performance?

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