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It's that time of the year! We just received our order sheets and flyers this week for us to start selling fruit! We have the same options as last year, but the prices have slightly changed. 

Some of our club leaders have picked up a few order sheets, but the flyers weren't here yet when they picked them up. Both order sheets and flyers are available in the office, and a PDF version of the order sheet can be found here! Make sure to turn in your order sheet to the office by March 2nd!

Contact the office at (308) 262-1022 or krosas2@unl.edu if you have any questions!

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees, and allied industries will learn new information related to feedlot nutrition and health at Nebraska Extension’s 2020 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 18-20 in Bridgeport, Lexington and West Point.

University and industry representatives will speak about improving the safety and health of employees, open pen management and repair and beef sustainability.

Employee safety is always a priority and various resources will be provided to address that issue. With recent weather challenges, discussions will center around pen maintenance options such as roller compacted concrete and the use of fly ash.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will sponsor the first Panhandle Soil Health Workshop in Bridgeport next month. The half-day event will take place on March 3, 2020 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Prairie Winds Community Center.

The workshop is intended to appeal primarily to farmers and ranchers, but also to crop consultants and anyone with an interest in soil, said Bijesh Maharjan, Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center, who is organizing it. Crop consultants will be able to receive continuing education units in nutrient management (2CEUs) and crop management (1 CEU).

The basics of QuickBooks financial software for farmers and ranchers will be taught Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The course will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jerry Terwilliger teaches the basics of desktop QuickBooks, focusing on the record-keeping needs of farmers and ranchers. Participants will learn how to input transactions, use accounts, categories, inventories, invoices, and run common reports.

Cost is $75 per participant, and the classes are limited to seven participants. To register call the Panhandle Research & Extension Center at 308-632-1230. Additional classes will be scheduled as needed.

The 2020 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will feature an appearance by the Nebraska Secretary of State and Director of Agriculture, as well as updates on research, and reports from the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission.

A “Healthy Food Fast” multi-cooker class will be offered February 14 in Bayard. It’s for anyone who received a multi-cooker as a gift, but doesn’t know how to use it – or anyone who already owns one of these appliances and wants to learn more about it – or anyone who doesn’t have one yet, but wants to learn more before deciding whether to get one.

The class will be offered Friday, February 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Bayard High School Art room.

The class is sponsored by the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission and is FREE to participants. Please register by February 3, by calling the Morrill County Extension Office at 308-262-1022. There is a limit of 20 participants.

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