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The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program's book club offers a quarterly selection relevant to women in agriculture. We host a virtual discussion or presentation each quarter to further connect readers to each title. 

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program has announced “The Turnaround: A Rancher’s Story,” by David Pratt, as the choice for its first book club of 2024, which will conclude with a virtual discussion at 1 p.m. Central time on March 21.

“The Turnaround” is the story of a ranch family struggling to make their ranching operation financially sustainable. The family is introduced to Ranching for Profit’s principles by a neighbor and begin a journey towards a more stable future.

Returning to the Farm 2024

Resources for Producers: In the briefing, Nebraska Department of Agriculture shared a January 17, 2024, Farm Service Agency press release focused on disaster assistance for Nebraska producers impacted by the recenter winter storm. Producers are encouraged to contact their FSA county office to learn about available programs and apply for assistance. 

 

Estate and transition planning often focuses on what happens to the farm or ranch at the death of a key person. However, a good estate and transition plan should also include contingencies for disability. Planning for a disability is not an easy task because the severity and duration of the disability are unknown. Here are some key items to have in place to protect you and your operation from disability:

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will present a series of workshop in central and eastern Nebraska for those planning and involved in farmland succession who want to learn more about the best strategies for managing and owning this asset and how it may impact the transition plan.

“So You’ve Inherited a Farm … Now What?” will cover Nebraska land industry topics for farms and ranches. Those include evaluating current trends in land values and cash rents, strategies for successful land transitions, lease provisions, legal considerations and managing communication and expectations among family members. Creating and adjusting estate plans will also be covered.

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Nebraska Extension to host drone class in Scottsbluff

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The Nebraska Extension will host an in-person Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test for drones on Wednesday, March 6, at the Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff.

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Soil Health Gap project setting up baselines and schools for ag producers

February 28, 2024
Agriculturists, from growers to livestock producers, rely heavily on the soil and its health to make their operations thrive. In a collaborative effort, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) is supporting Nebraska Extension, specifically Bijesh Maharjan, soil nutrient and management specialist’s Soil Health Gap project and Soil Health School outreach.

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Lego Mini-Play preps teams and robots for state competition

February 28, 2024
The Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff played host to the Lego White Region - MiniPlay on Feb. 24.

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