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The Jarvis Memorial Scholarship information for female 4-H High School Seniors. The eligibility guidelines, forms, and a map of Nebraska highlighted in yellow for an easier way to find the boundary of eligibility can be found by clicking the link below.

The intent of the scholarship is to assist women who live 3 or more hours drive from Lincoln but wish to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Applicant must reside in Love Memorial Cooperative Residence Hall on East Campus.

Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

Post Drought Meeting for the Sandhills in Arthur January 9 - Postponed to later in January

Post Drought Meeting for the Sandhills will be held at the Arthur County Fairgrounds January 9th with a social beginning at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6:00 p.m. and the program starting at 6:30 p.m. The program is being sponsored by Zoetis, Nebraska Cattlemen, and Nebraska Extension.  There is no cost to attend the program, but you must register by January 7th to make sure we have enough food.  You may register by calling (308) 532-2683 or emailing

The program topics and speakers are:

What food should be thrown out after a power outage? How long is food in a refrigerator or freezer safe without power? Are condiments safe after a power outage? Be prepared! Check these resources to know how to handle perishable food if the power goes out during a storm.  #UNLFoodSafety

 The University of Wyoming is hosting the 7220 Wool Judging Invitational again this year in Laramie for youth that want to learn about or compete in the sheep side of Animal Science. The  contest will take place on Tuesday, January 10th.

7220 Wool Judging Contest | 4H/FFA Contest Information

*Contest Rules adapted from National Western Stock Show*

Albany County Fairgrounds: 3510 South Third Street, Laramie, WY, 82070

LREC Wool Lab: 470 WY-230, Laramie, WY, 82070

**no lunch will be provided, please have teams eat before the contest begins

The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm or ranch. It will begin with a two-day workshop in York for multi-generational families on Dec. 9 and 10 at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave. 

The series assists families and agricultural operations with developing financial plans and successful working arrangements to meet their unique needs. It will guide families in developing estate and transition plans, setting personal and professional goals and improving the communication process between family members.

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