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Agriculture in southeast Nebraska is changing rapidly, creating new opportunities for both traditional and alternative farming. There is a great potential for those willing to take risks and invest time in small-scale ventures like vegetables and flower farming. These alternative enterprises can thrive with careful planning and dedication.
As of July 19, southern rust has been confirmed in several counties in Nebraska, including the eastern and central part of the state. This year, the disease development occurred earlier than usual and has spread further north than it typically does.
We still have a few Take & Make Projects available in the office. Stop by today and get yours. When it's finished, you'll have an exhibit ready for the fair.
The 2024 Nemaha County 4-H Fair Schedule is here. Check it out!

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The 2024 Nemaha County Fair will be here soon. Plan to join us August 11th-14th. This webpage provides information related to viewing static exhibits and livestock show programs.

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Heat keeps rains away during wheat harvest

July 23, 2024
Amid the high temperatures in western Nebraska, wheat harvest has been going on. “We’re right in the middle of wheat harvest,” said Cody Creech, Nebraska Extension dryland cropping specialist at the UNL High Plains Ag Lab in Sidney. “The rest of the state has wrapped up, and we’ll be completing harvest this week.” Typical for most growers, weather has been a big factor in wheat yields. The yield reports in the Panhandle vary depending on whether the fields were hit by hail or not.

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Siphon Tubes: Setting water to grow crops in western Nebraska

July 23, 2024
For some of us growing up on the farm where surface irrigation was prevalent, the irrigation siphon tube has been and still is utilized to irrigate crops across Nebraska and the world. Learning how to “set” the siphon tube, moving the tubes from set to set, field to field, “digging (row) ends,” and dealing with ditch washouts, gophers, moles, mosquitoes, and other critters does not always bring back fond memories!

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North Platte native donates tree to Tree Lane Road

July 12, 2024
When visiting North Platte, the Golden Spike Tower or the Buffalo Bill State Historic Park might be at the top of the list. Karlie Gerlach | WCREEC Communications Specialist

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Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society award two from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

July 3, 2024
Two with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center were among those awarded at the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Society (NSWCS) awards night on Wednesday, June 12, in Scottsbluff.

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