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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).

Attention 8th-12th graders!

Learn about potential careers in graphic design, aviation, sales, engineering, starting your own business, and more!

Tours include: National Guard Armory, West Anna Designs & West Anna Boutique.

Call (308) 385-5088 to register by March 1, or email cbeissenherz2@unl.edu.

A transportation permission slip must be completed & returned to the Extension office before March 8.

All youth aged 14 and 15 who work on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course. Successful completion of the course will allow trained youth to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower, or to connect or disconnect an implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor.

Cost for the training is $60 (registration form). For more information, contact Site Coordinator at an Extension office near you:

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.

In the blink of an eye, extreme weather events can wreak havoc on lawns and landscapes, often leaving homeowners and landscape managers at a loss for what to do. To help these people make decisions and take actions prior to and after extreme weather events, Nebraska Extension recently released “weather ready landscapes” infographics.

The final four infographics in a series of eight are now available: https://weather-ready.unl.edu/weather-ready-landscapes The two-page infographics cover the following weather topics: flood, hail, ice, and tornado and wind. Infographics released in early fall 2018 cover winter desiccation, frost, dormancy breaks, and drought.

Do you enjoy working with youth? Have you considered youth development, teaching, and/or Extension as a potential career path? The iGrow Career Immersion program will provide a venue for you to experience education as a career pathway, helping you decide if you would enjoy and feel passionate about this career choice.

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Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers is March 5
Feb 21 – Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to better manage pests are encouraged to attend the Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers course March 5 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 County Road G. Read more
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