4-H Grows Here
New Program Reaches Indigenous TeensProgram is helping Native American teens gain hands-on lessons regarding traditional Indigenous peoples’ farming beliefs and practices.
Extension partnering with AmeriCorps VISTAThere are new faces joining Nebraska Extension to increase the capacity and access of Extension programming, specifically in disaster resilience and combatting poverty.
Study shows Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expandThe overall economic impact of the Nebraska ethanol industry is over $4.5 billion.
It seems each year we learn of potentially new corn pests or diseases we need to be aware of. Well, 2022 is no different. In October of 2021, the corn disease “Tar Spot” was positively confirmed in seven Nebraska counties, including Richardson County, in extreme southeast Nebraska. They believe it may have even been in corn fields in southeast Nebraska in 2020. While the late discover of tar spot did not impact yields in 2021, it has been shown to have a significant impact on crop yields in other states where they had a high infestation of this disease. The disease first showed up in some Midwestern states in 2015, and since then has been moving west.