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For all affected by the recent historic flooding in Nebraska, please know that our thoughts are with you. This webpage contains many resources that might help you or someone you know through this difficult time.
Have you dreamed of starting a farm business, but are unsure of where to start? Are you already a small-scale farmer, looking for information and resources to enhance your business? This event is a great place to get started or to advance your skills. Nebraska Extension and Nebraska SARE are hosting an introduction to the Farm Beginnings® course on October 29, 2019. This half-day event will feature hands-on educational offerings from Extension educators, area farmers, and representatives from NRCS and other local agencies.

Next week, September 15th through September 21st is National Farm Safety Week.  Each year in Nebraska and other states there have been tragic farm accidents.  It reminds us of the importance of farm safety and how dangerous farming can be.  Statistics indicate that in 2014 there were 568 fatalities in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting category, compared to 500 in 2013, a 13.6% increase.  With fall harvest just beginning, safety needs to be an important focus for farmers and others in our rural community.  Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States.  Approximately 100 children and youth die in farm work accidents annually in the United States.  In the spring of 2010 there were five farm fatalities in

Nemaha County 4-H State Fair results are now available online at:

Nemaha County 4-H State Fair Results

Late summer, fall and harvest are good times to check out where you may have a problem with specific weeds or where a new weed is invading or possibly even herbicide resistance is developing.  By identifying the weed, extent of any infestations and locations of weed problems, you will have a better strategy for managing these weeds in the future, maybe even this fall.  Marestail or maybe more specifically, glyphosate resistant marestail has become a major problem in Nebraska.  In traveling around southeast Nebraska, marestail control seemed to be better than some years, although we had some very challenging weather conditions this spring, with the hot and cold weather fluctuations in temperatures, heavy rains and as usual windy conditions that limit timely

One part of the home we often overlook, when it comes to cleaning, is the indoor air we breathe. When we think about indoor air quality we should think about radon. According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, over 75% of homes tested in Nemaha county have levels of radon in the indoor air that exceed EPA’s action level.

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Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more
Husker Harvest Days: University exhibits to highlight strategies for staying strong
Sep 4 – Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help farm and ranch families develop strategies for staying strong when facing economic or weather-related challenges. Read more