Nebraska Extension in the Northern Panhandle

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IMPORTANT 4-H DATES October 1- Start of 4-H Year First week of October- 4-H Week January 1- Children's age on this day is 4-H age June 1- Last Day for 4-H Enrollment June 1- (Without Fee) All animal ID forms due, YQCA, Horse Level I due, 4-H enrollment complete  June 1- Formerly known as Livestock Quality Assurance, Youth for the Quality Care of Animals Certificate due, (Includes Poultry, Rabbit, Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep, and Swine).   June 15- (With Fee) All animal ID forms due, YQCA Certificate due, Horse Level I due, 4-H enrollment complete
The Dawes County 4-H Council is excited to begin a market animal carcass contest to include beef, swine, goats and sheep using ultrasound at the time of weigh in at Fair.
Every other year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln surveys farmers and ranchers regarding rates they charge for custom operations in their area. The Nebraska Farm Custom Rates reports are some of the most requested extension publications in Nebraska. Anyone involved in providing some form of custom work in Nebraska is asked to provide their contact information in order to receive the 2018 survey and participate.


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Jhala honored with outstanding associate editor award
Jul 10 – Amit Jhala, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture and extension weed management specialist, was awarded an Outstanding Associate Editor Award by the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. Read more
Survey results indicate rising cost of custom machinery operations
Jul 3 – Results from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2018 Custom Rates Survey indicate rising costs for machine hire operations and related services since the survey was last conducted two years ago. Read more