We are excited 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).
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.
Nebraska Extension is hosting a series of meetings to discuss production issues and management considerations for our area.
A workshop for nursery & green industry professionals, turf managers, public works employees, landscape managers, arborists, tree board volunteers and cemetery & groundskeepers.ProHort Update in Grand Island - Thursday, February 21, 2019 (click for more information; register by February 14) ProHort Schedule with presenters & additional dates/locations across the state of Nebraska
Pesticide and Chemigation trainings have been set for 2019 across the state of Nebraska. Trainings in Hall County will take place February-March in the Nebraska Extension Office Meeting rooms located at College Park, 3180 W. Hwy 34, Grand Island NE.Commercial/Noncommercial Training
Commercial Applicator — A licensed applicator who uses any restricted use pesticide (RUP) on a contractual or “for hire” basis. Commercial applicator shall also include any person using restricted or general use pesticides “for hire” or compensation for lawn care, structural pest control, or community-wide outdoor vector control.
Master Gardeners are people who love plants, gardening, landscaping, and teaching others. To earn a title of Extension Master Gardener, individuals enroll in the program and receive 40 hours of training from University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty, then volunteer 40 hours of gardening and horticulture related work. There is a training fee which covers the training resources. No qualifications or prior knowledge about horticulture is needed for the class. The only requirement is a desire to share a love of gardening, learning, and a commitment to teach others about horticulture.
Mobile iGrow Educational displays have been making the rounds to Hall County elementary schools! These hands-on displays focus on two of the mainstays of Nebraska Agriculture – CORN and BEEF. Each interactive display includes a teaching guide, hands-on activities, and an iGrow activity worksheet, targeting elementary students.
The displays are like a “mini-field trip” at the school” reported one teacher. Focused on Nebraska school standards in math, social studies, and STEM, the displays increase students’ knowledge of corn & beef, where our food comes from, careers, and how agriculture is important in our everyday lives.