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Harlan County Extension recently published monthly newsletter

UNL CropWatch / Wheat

The latest Extension information on wheat production and management practices from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The statewide all-land average value for the year ending Feb. 1, 2020, averaged $2,725 per acre, or about a 3% ($80 per acre) increase to the prior year’s value of $2,645 per acre. This marks the first year-to-year increase since land values in the state peaked at $3,315 per acre in 2014.

https://agecon.unl.edu/2020-nebraska-farm-real-estate-report

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Continue Gradual Declines in 2019

Cornhusker Economics, March 13, 2019 (*Preliminary Figures)

https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/kearney/2016-nebraska-farm-real-estate/

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families
We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. Rural Response Hotline: The hotline offers access to many attorneys, financial advisors, professional counselors, mediators, clergy, and others. There are 167 behavioral health professionals working with the Rural Response Hotline.  Ask about no-cost vouchers for counseling services. 800-464-0258


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Panhandle Perspectives – Rural fellows spend summer helping strengthen Panhandle communities

July 17, 2021
Three college students from different parts of Nebraska are spending the summer in the Chadron area of northwest Nebraska, learning while helping strengthen the community through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Rural Fellows internship program.

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2021 Forage Field Day events planned for South Dakota, Nebraska

July 14, 2021
Livestock owners, forage producers, and all those interested in forage production are encouraged to attend the 2021 Forage Field Days, presented jointly by South Dakota State University Extension and Nebraska Extension.

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South Central Field Day July 28 features latest research

July 14, 2021
Learn about current, up-to-date field trials and topics focusing on improved crop production and profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory, near Harvard, on Wednesday, July 28. The event is designed for guests to customize their day to select the tours they are most interested in.

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Gamma Sigma Delta recognizes initiates and award recipients

July 1, 2021
The Nebraska Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta, has welcomed 17 new members in agricultural sciences, natural resources, education and human sciences, biological systems engineering and their related sciences and technologies.

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