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Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at Gering and Gordon in June 2018, as well as and 10 other Nebraska locations this year for teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm.

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years old from using certain equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm. Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment. 

Morrill County 4-H is holding a circuit design workshop at the Bridgeport Public Library June 12, 2018 from 1:00-2:30p.m.

Participants will learn simple and complex circuits and freshen up their knowledge of the color wheel. Utilizing what they have learned, they will craft their own design on canvas and add a one of a kind lighting display.

The 2018 summer season is approaching fast—make sure to include a trip to Nebraska 4-H Summer Camp in your schedule! 4-H Camps are open to ALL YOUTH ages 5–18. Two great facilities across the state—Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center in Gretna and Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey—will provide unique learning atmospheres. Day Camps and Family Camps are also available. There are also Big Red Summer Academic Camps held on the UNL Campus. Learn more at https://4h.unl.edu/camps.

 

The UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host a field tour on cheatgrass management research on June 6, 2018.

The tour will take place from 10 am until noon at two study site locations approximately 10 miles north of Scottsbluff. It will begin in the east parking lot at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center (4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff).

This informal tour will include visits to plots with research trials on new herbicide options, discussion on the preliminary results of these trials, and a question-and-answer session. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the tour.

Research trials currently being conducted include:

      LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Extension will host Feeding for Optimal Production and Performance in Beef Cattle and Working Horse workshops in late May 2018 at McCook, North Platte and Valentine.

      Each workshop will take place from 6-9 p.m. The cost per person is $10, which includes dinner. Please RSVP for meal count, but walk-ins are always welcome.

      Dates, sites and RSVP information for each location:

      May 29, McCook: Red Willow County Fairgrounds, 4-H building, 1400 W. 5th St. RSVP to Red Willow County Extension at 308-345-3390, email Red-Willow-County@unl.edu

      April 28 is the 4-H National Day of Service. Last year, 4-H groups in the Panhandle Extension District organized Dollars for Doughnuts to help raise funds for families affected by the Ash Hollow Fires. This year, Panhandle 4-Hers are focusing on Finders Keepers, a Panhandle-based children’s outreach organization that specializes in providing essentials to children and families in need, which often include families involved in foster care.

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