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Nebraska 4-H along with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Animal Science is offering the Nebraska 4-H Fed Steer Challenge. The Fed Steer Challenge is a new opportunity for youth and is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in the Nebraska cattle industry.

Harlan County Extension recently published monthly newsletter

This 2-page document list the types of Bt present in all commercialized corn in the U.S.A. in a concise format. It presents the trade names for traits, Bt event, protein(s) expressed, targeted insects and herbicide traits.

Now in its 15th year, this table has become the standard as an authoritative reference to Bt toxins in corn. Dr. Chris DiFonzo at Michigan State University is the primary author, and questions or comments should be directed to her. If you would like to reprint the table in a local publication or  extension bulletin, contact Chris DiFonzo (difonzo@msu.edu or 517-353-5328) for a version modifiable for your state. 

The all-land average value in Nebraska for the year ending February 1, 2019 averaged about 3 percent lower than the year before. This marks five consecutive years of declining land values.
The state average was $2,645 per acre or about a $75 per acre decline to the prior year’s value of $2,720 per acre.

https://agecon.unl.edu/realestate/2019-farm-real-estate-report

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Continue Gradual Declines in 2019

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I-29 Moo University to offer California dairy tours and World Ag Expo trip
Oct 15 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip” in the Fresno and Tulare, California areas on February 9-13, 2020. Read more
Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more