Nebraska Extension in Kearney County

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All youth aged 14 and 15 and working on a farm
or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through
a Hazardous Occupations Course. Successful completion of
the course will allow trained youth to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower,
or to connect or disconnect an implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor.

Tractor Safety Training 2018 -- Information and Registration Form

Sleep is arguably the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and lack of it causes a significantly reduced quality of life. We are committed to providing opportunities that will improve the well-being of individuals by offering programs dedicated to sleep deficiency and combatting this public health problem.
July 21-26, 2018

This page will be continually updated with information as it becomes available including premium book, general and contest information, and various forms. 

*2018 Kearney County Fair 4-H Premium Book (PDF)

This .pdf file is bookmarked for easy navigation.  When viewing on the web, simply click on the name of the section you wish to view to from the table of contents on page 3.  If you download the file to your computer, you will find bookmark links are inserted, in addition to the the table of contents page.     

2018 Trends in Nebraska Farmland Values & Rental Rates

Cornhusker Economics (March 14, 2018)

Pain in the BACK:  Preventing Back Pain in Agriculture

Back pain is the most common cause of job related disability. On average, health care costs for individuals with low back pain are 60% higher than individuals without back pain. These ailments not only impact older adults, but also impact youth as well. Due to the physical demands of the job, back pain and injury are common conditions that impact farmers and ranchers.



Nebraska Extension in Kearney County

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Nebraska Extension soil health training July 18
Jun 21 – Nebraska Extension will host a clinic on July 18 for the public to learn more about the components of soil health. Read more
Nebraska Extension to host Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day
Jun 11 – Growers, crop consultants and educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's Weed Management and Cover Crops Field Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. Read more