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Nebraska Extension, Nemaha County, is taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of its employees and customers in respect to the potential spread of COVID-19. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Nemaha County Commissioners made the decision to lock the courthouse doors. Our office remains open but services are modified. We are closed to the general public until further notice. Our staff will be working both in the office and remotely. We can be reached by phone and email.
The Nemaha County 2020 4-H Fair Schedule is now available.
This free seminar about when and how to prune trees and shrubs is being offered on Monday, April 20, 2020, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Join from your home. Contact Nicole Stoner at: nstoner2@unl.edu by 4/16 to sign up and to get the web streaming instructions.
It was an extremely challenging year for nitrogen management in 2019 in southeast Nebraska. There were several fields in southeast Nebraska that lost nitrogen through denitrification, nitrogen volatilization, nitrogen runoff or leaching. Many of these fields were nitrogen deficient by the end of the season if supplemental nitrogen was not applied to fields during the growing season.
Nicole Stoner, Extension Educator in Gage County and Community Environment Expert for Nemaha County, begins her Yard & Garden Call-In Radio Program on Friday, March 27, 2020. The radio program can be heard every Friday from 10:00-11:30 am on 99.5 FM (KUTT) out of Beatrice.

The Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshop, that had been scheduled for March 18 and then cancelled, had been previously recorded and broken into sections.  If interested, you can access those recordings on the Managing Agricultural Land in 2020 and Beyond Workshop Video webpage.


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Panhandle Perspectives: Did you know? The first domestic sugarbeet seeds were produced in Nebraska

March 26, 2020
At the turn of the 20th century, the sugarbeet was one of the few American crops with an almost complete dependence upon Europe as a source of seed each season. The vast majority of all seed used in sugar beet production originated in either Germany or France. It took two primary factors before Americans were convinced that a domestic seed industry was needed.

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Combatting cabin fever: Extension builds out educational content

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For many families across the state, cabin fever may be setting in, and Nebraska Extension is working to help alleviate pent-up energy with fun, educational content for all ages.

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