Flood ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to flooding.
UNL at Forefront of Innovation in Irrigation, ConservationDeploying the latest technology and strategies, the University has helped Nebraska farmers save more than 326 billion gallons of water and more than $50 million in fuel costs since 2005.
Protecting Crops in a Warmer WorldHigher temperatures caused by climate change aren’t just increasing the number of daytime scorchers. Nights are getting warmer as well, stressing plants and decreasing yields of vital crops worldwide.
Grow Your Local CommunityJoin other like-minded communities as we learn programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, empower ourselves and others to assist entrepreneurs and grow our local communities at the annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference.
LINCOLN, Nebraska, November 14 - Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency in Nebraska will host a series of Farm Bill education meetings next month to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions. The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill, however producers will need to make new program enrollment decisions over the coming months.
Dr. Charles Shapiro was recently honored at the Soil Science Society of America meeting in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Shapiro was awarded Fellow of this Society.
Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the Soil Science Society of America. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society's active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow.
This contest will be held on Saturday, February 15 at the Buffalo Co. Fairgrounds in Kearney NE. The event is open to 4-H and FFA youth, plus college teams. This is a BEEF only contest. Thousands of dollars in awards will be presented. The top senior individual will receive a $1,000 Animal Science Scholarship. An Awards banquet will be held that evening. There will be three age divisions this year. For more information, see: http://nerec.unl.edu/NCC_2020_Youth_Info.pdf
Extension Educator – Cedar County
Ben Beckman is an Extension Educator serving livestock producers in Antelope, Cedar, Knox, Madison, and Pierce Counties. Ben offices out of Hartington, but works on beef systems across his 5 county area in Northeast Nebraska, with an emphasis on grazing and pasture management. Prior to his role with extension in Cedar County, Ben worked in extension positions with the Nebraska Water Center and the Nebraska Pesticide Safety Education Program.