Participants will complete all Level 2 requirements (except for the riding skills test) by the end of the workshop!! Have expert help in finishing your demonstration, written report, feed chart, and written examination.
Every town is an important part of the American storyMake sure your town’s story is told by responding to the 2020 Census—the count of everyone living in the United States. When you do, you’ll also help your town get the most out of the American dream.
Financial Services Program Helps Farmers Make DecisionsA new Nebraska Extension financial services program offers farmers and ranchers across the state tools to utilize existing data to improve decision-making and management in their operations.
Flood ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to flooding.
By Tammie Ostdiek
Extension Educator – Food, Nutrition and Health
Holidays can be filled with overindulgence. But it’s possible to avoid added calories and the pang of guilt – as well as adverse health effects – with some thoughtful planning and preparation.
Consider making little changes to create healthier meals, increase physical activity and feel your best during the busy holiday season. Here are some simple steps:
Dave Ostdiek Communication/Technology Associate
The Panhandle Research and Extension Center has embarked on a partnership with a family farm corporation in Scotts Bluff County, Western Farms LLC, to conduct scientific research on growing industrial hemp for seed production in the Panhandle.
The public-private joint venture will take place in Scottsbluff and is titled “Evaluation of Hemp Seed Production in Greenhouse Environment in Western Nebraska.”
An upcoming Nebraska Extension workshop will help farmers develop marketing plans for 2020.
“Risk and Reward: Using Crop Insurance and Marketing to Manage Farm Survival” will be presented Scottsbluff, North Platte, West Point and Clay Center in January and February. The Scottsbluff workshop will be held on January 23, from 9 a.m. -2 p.m., at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center, 4502 Ave I. To register, call 308-632-1230.
Extension economists will discuss the role of farm location and yield/price relations in making informed grain marketing and crop insurance decisions.
Sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the programs will be held at six sites this January and include pesticide applicator recertification training at each. A January 7 Clinic will be held at the Gering Civic Center.
Robert M. Harveson, Extension Plant Pathologist
Panhandle R&E Center, Scottsbluff
The Panhandle Research and Extension Center (REC) was begun in 1910 with the establishment of the Scotts Bluff Experimental Substation.
Although the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) was not formally established until 1920, a decade later, plant pathology had a significant presence in western Nebraska even before the Substation in Scottsbluff was created.