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Kearney County 4-H BB Gun Shooting Sports Program will be starting back up in January of 2023. Open to all youth ages 8-16 as of January 1, 2023. Informational meeting Monday, November 7th at 6:30PM at the Kearney County Fairgrounds in Minden. A parent/guardian is required to attend.
The Nebraska Association Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education
Resources for Nebraska Farmers, ranchers, and Their Families. We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We care about you!
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a useful mode of transportation on farms and ranches, yet there are known safety hazards associated with their use. “ATV Aware” is a program which uses a custom-made simulator to mimic an actual experience of riding an ATV and teach about safe riding behaviors and laws.
2022 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates Statewide Survey Summary

This report is updated every other year.  This is the most current version.

2022 Custom Rates -- Full Report

The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased by 16% over the prior year to an average of $3,360 per acre, according to the 2022 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey.

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Extension ag land management, leasing workshop scheduled statewide

November 21, 2022
Nebraska Extension and the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a series of in-person land management workshops covering current cash rental rates and leasing considerations for 2023. They will be held at locations across the state during the winter months.

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Eric Stehlik makes a difference in the lives of many 4-Her’s

November 9, 2022
Eric Stehlik is a 4-H Associate in Saline County and has served there for over 30 years. His continued service doesn’t go unnoticed, especially as he retires from Extension.

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Hatton-Bowers receives national award for creativity and scholarship

November 9, 2022
Holly Hatton-Bowers, associate professor and extension specialist in the Family, Youth and Child Studies Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was one of four public faculty members from across the United States recently recognized for outstanding work by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS).

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UNL for Families: Importance of Career Exploration

November 9, 2022
College and career readiness have become a trending focus in many school systems, often starting exposure to college and career options in elementary school.

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