Nebraska Extension in Holt & Boyd Counties

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Here are some of the results from the 2020 Holt and Boyd County Fairs.  Check back often as we will add more.

 

Nebraska Extension Cares - Assisting Nebraskans through Tough Times

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The following are resources to help you through emergencies in Nebraska.  Please check back often as we are adding resources daily.

UNL Flood Resources Web Site

Nebraska Strong - Nebraska Goverment Web Site

Nebraska Extension - Holt-Boyd Counties Calendar - Google Format OR Outlook Format Nebraska Extension - Holt-Boyd County 4-H Events Calendar - Google Format OR Outlook Format

Nebraska Extension presents Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Online Training on September 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Registration Fee - $25.00

Nebraska passed a bill (LB 304) in 2019 which greatly expanded their cottage food law. Before that, homemade food could only be sold at farmers markets.

Many parts of Nebraska have recently had at least one night of below freezing temperatures. In some areas, temperatures have warmed back up and the sorghums have begun to regrow. The hydrocyanic acid (or prussic acid) in this new growth can be highly toxic to grazing cattle.

Prussic acid toxicity is considered to be more problematic during the summer months, but any new fall growth following a frost that kills only the plant tops can be toxic. Risk of prussic acid poisoning can be mitigated several ways. Prussic acid poisoning is dose-dependent -- both the amount and concentration of prussic acid in the diet as well as how rapidly it’s consumed will influence the likelihood of toxicity.

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With the recent finds of Emerald Ash Borer in several locations across the state, Nebraska Extension will hold an upcoming Emerald Ash Borer online workshop.  The online workshop will be offered by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Forest Service on September 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm CT.

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