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Parker Sturgis got his start in Kearney County 4-H through the kindness of a family who wanted to help give him the experience of working with livestock.  Tragically, Parker passed away in a car accident in December of 2015.  Thanks to generous donations, the Parker Sturgis Livestock Award has been established in his memory.  The winner(s) will receive a hog to show at the 2019 Kearney County Fair.  Application Deadline is Friday, May 22nd.

Parker Sturgis Livestock Award Application

Tractor Safety Training Required by Law for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

 The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.

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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.
Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Continue Gradual Declines in 2019

Cornhusker Economics, March 13, 2019 (*Preliminary Figures)

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Nebraska Extension offers resources to flood victims
Mar 22 – As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery. Read more
Sequenced Genome of Ancient Crop Could Raise Yields
Mar 5 – An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising yields of the drought-resistant crop in the Nebraska Panhandle and semiarid regions where population booms foreshadow food shortages. Read more