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Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital would like to thank all of the community partners who helped with this project. The video was developed as part of Avera St. Anthony’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and our strategic plan goals to address mental wellness in O’Neill and surrounding communities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM_TShT9f3A 

Nonprofit organizations with gross receipts of less than $1M are required to file a Form 990 with the IRS annually.  Imagine being a board member of nonprofit and finding out that the volunteer serving as treasurer of the organization didn’t file a 990 for three consecutive tax years and consequently the organization is faced with paying penalties and federal income taxes, not to mention filing all the paperwork again to regain tax exempt status. Does this really happen? Yes it does.

Rural communities are supported by numerous nonprofits organized to manage local projects and events. It’s these projects that that make Nebraska the good life. Come fall nonprofits prepare for a new year by recruiting new members.

While willing to serve in new leadership roles, many folks come onto boards with no familiarity or knowledge of how nonprofit organizations function let alone the legal requirements. Since rules and regulations governing nonprofits change, it’s important to update seasoned board members, too.

A new online tool from Nebraska Extension aims to connect farmers and cattle producers to encourage mutually beneficial agreements to use crop residue for grazing. The Crop Residue Exchange tool provides a searchable database of cropland available for grazing.  After creating an account, farmers can list available cropland by drawing their plot on an interactive map and entering information on the type of residue, fencing, water availability, and dates available. Livestock producers looking for grazing can search the database for cropland available for grazing within a radius of a given location of interest. Producers also provide their preferred contact information.

How will you know how much protein and energy your cows will get when you start feeding your hay and silage?  Or how much supplement to feed?  Find out by following instructions for sampling and testing.

Correct sampling techniques, followed by lab tests of forage quality, are necessary for cattle producers who want to get the most value from their forages and profit from their animals.

Maybe the most important step in sampling hay, and sometimes the most difficult step, is deciding which bales and stacks should be included in each sample.  Ideally, each sample should include only bales that were produced under nearly identical conditions.

When is getting docked by your grain elevator for selling soybeans over 13% moisture not a bad thing?

When it means your net income actually improves over what it would have been if you'd sold your soybeans at a lower moisture level, for example 9%, to avoid a dockage.

For more information http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2017/plan-harvest-deliver-soybean-optimum-moisture



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