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Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will host a land management workshop in Auburn from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Nemaha County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 816 I St.

No-till on the Plains is sponsoring a field day at the University of Nebraska Rogers Memorial Farm, ten miles east of Lincoln on August 10th.

4-H Volunteer/Leader Screening - Required in 2021

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Volunteer Activity Application process includes a volunteer screening. All volunteers and staff who work directly with youth are required to complete the volunteer screening. Be assured the volunteer screening process is confidential.

Volunteers are screened in order to ensure a safe, positive and nurturing environment for all youth involved with Nebraska 4-H programs and provide protection for the child, volunteer, educator, 4-H Council, Extension Board, and UNL Extension.

Beef Systems Extension Educator, Connor Biehler, has recently released a website that can be found at https://bigredbeeftalk.unl.edu/. The purpose of this website is to provide a hub for southeastern Nebraska beef producers, or those interested in southeast Nebraska beef production. This four-tab website includes everything from blogs and relevant educational materials to current markets and local weather conditions. The bottom of each tab includes news feed of the @bigredbeeftalk twitter page, the BeefWatch YouTube page, and the Saunders County Extension & 4-H Facebook page.  

A soybean disease that is causing more concern in Nebraska is Frogeye Leaf Spot. It is showing up more in southeast Nebraska and there is concern that it may be resistant to the Qol (Group 11) fungicide which includes Stobilirins. Quadris is a popular fungicide that Frogeye Leaf Spot has been found to be resistant to. In 2019 ten counties in Nebraska have identified soybeans that have been infected with Frogeye Leaf Spot resistant to fungicides.
In 2019 we were concerned here in Nebraska about the development of the corn disease, tar spot in Nebraska. It was a wet year in Iowa and the Eastern Corn Belt and the disease spread from Indiana and Illinois all across Iowa.

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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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