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Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host a series of Farm Bill Education meetings over the next two months to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.

Check out the Nemaha County Agricultural Resources webpage for more information.  Besides newsletters & articles written by Nemaha County Extension Educator, Gary Lesoing, you can find farmer's tax information, Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights, Nebraska trends in farmland values, rental rates and custom rates.  You can also find information on pesticide certification, seed guides, grain storage management and more.

This training will allow individuals to become certified or re-certified as Private Pesticide Applicators. Individuals must attend the complete three-hour program. Cost: $40
The 2019 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo December 19 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year’s growing season. The expo will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo.

The 2019 Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference was held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Beatrice.  The conference was recorded and videos are available at: 2019 Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference.

With harvest essentially complete, you may want to consider getting your fields sampled for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) if you have never sampled them or if it has been a while; especially if yields maybe lower than expected or if you have areas in fields that have spots that yielded poorly.  These could be hot spots for SCN. It would be good to definitely sample these areas of the field. Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a disease that lives in the soil also showed up in some fields this year. There is a very close relationship between SDS and SCN.