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In 2024, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will award additional IPAP grant funds in the approximate amount of $5.1 million to continue improving and expanding Nebraska's Meat Processing Capabilities.  The Money designated for this program comes from Americaan Rescue Plan Act funds.  NDA will begin accepting grant application on Jan 16, 2024.  The deadline to apply is February 16, 2024.  

From increaseing freezer capacity to adding meat grinders, slicers and smokehouse, Nebraksa livestock producers and meat processors used the last round of IPAP grant funds to strengthen and expand their operations.  Contact Christin Kamm 402.471.6856 to get more information about this funding opportunity.  

 2024

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Nebraska Extension will host a webinar on Monday and Thursday evenings in late January and February on the fundamentals of knowing and calculating annual cow costs.

 

Knowing annual cow costs is the foundation for evaluating and making management decisions that can improve profitability for a cow-calf enterprise. Significant increases in input costs challenge producers to examine the cost of production and identify where there may be opportunities to adjust the production system. Calculating costs and breaking them into categories gives an understanding of where there may be an opportunity to make changes.

 

Topics to be covered will include:

Sheridan County Extension will be hosting a Free "Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshop January 30th 530 - 8:30 p.m.. The workshop will be held at the Sheridan County Extension office 800 S. Loofborrow, Rushville, NE 69360 Please call 308.327.2312 to reserve your spot.

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Farrowed and Owned Swine Cohort

Did you know?

• Sixty-three percent of temperature-related deaths are attributed to cold exposure (Seltenrich N. (2015). Between Extremes: Health Effects of Heat and Cold. Environmental health perspectives, 123(11), A275–A280. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.123-A275).

• Home heating is the second leading cause of home fires, and winter is when most home fires happen.

• When driving, increase your following distance from 3-4 seconds to 5-6 seconds. It takes longer to slow down and stop on icy roads.

Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 2023

An opportunity to join our Extension Team!

Nebraska Extension is looking for an Extension professional to provide regional expertise in beef cattle production and management systems that is based out of Rushville, Nebraska.

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