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In Nebraska, agriculture is our number one industry. You might not realize it at first, but we have a variety of ag products grown in Nebraska. From the Scotts Bluff and Wildcat Hills to the Nebraska Loess Hills, Nebraska has a wide diversity of soils. Join us on this Streaming Science virtual field trip to meet a Nebraska Extension Educator who studies how these different soils influences the types of ag crops grown in Nebraska. Take the whole class on a field trip and never leave the room!
Hastings, NE will host the 2018 CEC Conference on April 4th and 5th! Nebraska Extension's Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference is a premier conference for those interested in building entrepreneurial communities throughout Nebraska and beyond. The conference runs “Noon–to–Noon” allowing participants to travel to and from the conference at reasonable hours. All breakout sessions are held in downtown businesses like restaurants and retail stores during operational hours.
Next Generation Extension is hosting Strategies for Behavior Management in Non-Traditional Settings, a two-day workshop specifically designed for Extension Professionals or OST professionals. Through this two-day workshop professionals will discover techniques on how to prevent and minimize youth misbehavior as we work with young people in a variety of delivery methods.
The Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference is scheduled for Monday, March 5th at the Kimmel Ag Expo Center at 198 Plum St. in Syracuse. We have an excellent program lined up. Registration, coffee and donuts will be at 8:30 a.m., with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Paul Jasa, Extension Engineer, Stefan Gailans, Field Coordinator with Practical Farmers of Iowa, and Paul Ackley, a farmer from southwest Iowa will present information and hold discussions...
The second annual Power of Wind & Water Art Show will be held from April 23rd through April 28th, 2018. Judging will be done on Saturday April 21st from 10am until noon. Original pieces of artwork on display during the show represent the various ways in which wind and water has been harnessed and used as energy. Registration for the second annual Power of Wind & Water Art Show is now open. If you would like to submit an art entry
Ideas + Brainstorming + Collaboration = Lots of fun! At a hackathon, people from different walks of life get together, form teams, and work to develop a unique solution for the presented challenge. All ages. All design skills. All talents. Bring your own technology devices.


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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more