Nebraska Extension in Kearney County

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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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View latest crop and pest research at South Central Ag Lab Aug. 29
Aug 20 – Participants will be able to tour multiple field research trials in six key areas Aug. 29 at the South Central Agricultural Laboratory field day. Read more
Nebraska Extension helps farm families plan for the future
Aug 8 – Nebraska Extension is focused on making sure those at the front line of the agriculture industry — farm and ranch families — have a plan in place for how operations will be managed for years to come. Read more