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We would love to have you join the 4-H family in Hall County!  For more information on what 4-H has to offer, check out our 4-H welcome packet (pdf). We would also like to invite you to take a look at the following PSA video, created by 4-H member Emily Reimers, on how 4-H Grows True Leaders (MP4).

The Hall County 4-H Council is sponsoring a free educational opportunity for parents, volunteers, and community members, on how to keep children safe from the reality of human trafficking, the dangers of social media, and warning signs to look for. This program will be presented by educators from The Set Me Free Project.

The program is open to the public (adults only) and will be held on Thursday, February 27, from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Hall County Extension Office at College Park. The address is 3180 West Highway 34, Grand Island, NE. Questions about the program can be directed to D’Ette or Joyce at the Extension Office at 308-385-5088. Please call 308-385-5088 to register.

Trainings will take place in the Nebraska Extension Office Meeting rooms located at College Park, 3180 W. Hwy 34, Grand Island NE.  Questions?? Contact Elizabeth Killinger at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu or at 308-385-5088.

Go to the UNL Pesticide Education website for more information, to register, and to order study materials.

Nebraska Extension is offering its first ever Crops Practicum in 2020. The Nebraska Crops Practicum is a hands-on educational program that highlights research, techniques, and technologies used in agricultural research, pest management, and sustainable agriculture while encouraging best management practices to improve farm efficiency and profitability. Extension Educators, Extension Specialists, and Ag Industry Representatives will present on a number of different topics that will encourage participants to incorporate best management practices into their operation to increase farm efficiency and profitability. This multi-session program begins in April and concludes in August. Participation at all sessions is required to complete the program.

We have new video resources on farm/ranch succession and transition planning at https://agecon.unl.edu/video-farm-succession-workshop.

Allan Vyhnalek's workshop, "Preparing for the Future: Farm/Ranch Transition and Succession," is available as 12 segments, broken down into separate topics like retirement, communication with family, how to plan and more.

Please share this with individuals looking for farm/ranch succession information. The page at https://agecon.unl.edu/succession has additional resources available.

We know quality childcare is important to more than just parents & children in a community. It affects the business owner and fellow employees when affordable, quality childcare is not available. Employees cannot possibly be fully present in their job if their mind is busy worrying about their children’s care and education. That’s why in 2019, The Learning Child team created and launched a brand-new website designed to help families as they search for childcare including the development of checklist that can be customized. We ask you to please share this resource with your communities, friends, family members, and anyone else who may benefit from receiving this information.

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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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