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County paid Office Assistant – Harlan County, closing date: December 23, 2022.

 Seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a support person and team member to plan, develop, and deliver effective educational programming in 4-H and Youth Development.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred or an equivalent combination of training and life experience.  Livestock knowledge and flexibility in other programming areas and experience in program planning is helpful.  Position is accountable for 4-H programming in Harlan County with office located in Alma. 
Please submit the application, a cover letter, and resume by December 23, 2022 by:

Recent findings from the USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Nebraska’s farm real estate value, which incorporates the average value of all agricultural land and buildings in 2021, increased by 11% to an average of $3,100 per acre.

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A survey of agricultural custom operators is conducted in Nebraska every two years. A total of 217 survey responses were received in 2020 with information reflecting the current rates charged by custom operators for machine hire services and other work they provide for neighboring farms and ranches or as part of a business enterprise that covers a broader area. Survey participants identified by Nebraska Extension personnel, or in some cases, self-identified custom operators, received a paper survey or a link to the custom rates survey online.

Scholarship opportunities are for Harlan County 4-H youth who are active participants in the Harlan County 4-H Program. Please give attention to age requirements, as there are some restrictions. If you are planning on asking 4-H Staff for a Letter of Recommendation, please allow 2 weeks or more notice to allow adequate time to complete before the deadline.

https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/harlan/scholarships/

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