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Welcome to the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension (ENRE) - Northeast District. The role of the faculty and staff in this unit is to prevent or solve problems using research based information. They subscribe to the notion that our programs should be high quality, ecologically sound, economically viable, socially responsible and scientifically appropriate. As part of the University of Nebraska, we consider ourselves the front door to the University of those we serve in northeast Nebraska. Through well targeted training backgrounds and continuous updating via the internet and other telecommunications technologies, our staff have the most current information available to help our clientele. Extension programs share the research to the people in Nebraska. The following facilities are resources in the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center - Northeast District. Haskell Agricultural Lab (HAL) Barta Brothers Ranch

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

Ben Beckman
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. 


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2020 Master Gardener training
Nov 7 –

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
Nov 6 –

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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