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The 2020 Nemaha County Fair will be August 9-12, 2020. This will be a Sunday-Wednesday fair.
Austin Duerfeldt, Extension Educator from Southeast Nebraska with a focus on Ag Economics announced Nebraska Extension will conduct an informational meeting concerning the most recent Farm Bill and options for signup on Thursday, December 12th in Humboldt, NE.
All youth ages 5 & up are welcome to attend the Thankful For Youth Workshop on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am. If youth like to bake cookies, they will love making marbled clay autumn leaves. Youth will get to combine colors, twist, roll and cut out leaf shapes to create some absolutely beautiful autumn leaves. They will also get to stamp one thing they are thankful for on their leave.

With harvest moving forward in full force in recent days, it is important to make careful observations on how corn and soybean yields were impacted by various pests and environmental conditions this growing season. This past year has been a challenging year with extreme shifts in weather, difficulty in getting crops planted if getting them planted at all, fertility issues and several pests showing up in both corn and soybeans.  

4HOnline is open! Now's the time to enroll and re-enroll for the 2019-2020 4-H year. All 4-H youth and volunteers will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline, a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll on a personal computer or mobile device. To enroll go to: ne.4honline.com.

I would like farmers to be aware of this program in Nebraska.  For the past 27 years the SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) program has made available Farmer/Rancher (Producer) grants.  In Nebraska we are part of the North Central Region so farmers and ranchers compete with farmers and ranchers from 11 other states in this region.  Over the years in Nebraska we have received 67 grants for a total of over $400,000.  A farmer or a rancher can apply for a grant to use on their farm and can receive a maximum of $9,000, two farmers from different operations can apply together for a grant and receive up to $18,000 for a project and a group of producers (3 or more) can apply together for a grant and receive up to $27,000 for their project.

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2020 Master Gardener training

November 7, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2020. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.

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4th annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show

November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the dates for the fourth annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27-28, 2020, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

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