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Agricultural Park Exhibit Hall Club Room, Fairgrounds - 822 15th Street, Columbus NE

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Students are raising beef cattle just outside the Hampton high school building, and it’s giving them an appreciation for what cattle producers do every day.

Each Friday, Nebraska 4-H has the opportunity to highlight a featured program, event, or opportunity during a live interview on 1011 News’ Pure Nebraska show. Due to the current pandemic, interviews are currently being conducted by Jon Vanderford via Zoom on Thursday mornings around 10:30am; the recorded interview is then shared during the Pure Nebraska interview on Friday. The interviews last about 3 minutes.

2021 Beef Watch Webinar Series

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Partnership creates biodefense lab focused on food security

May 14, 2021
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska will begin a five-year partnership to help safeguard the U.S. food supply.

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Applying manure management concepts on-farm

May 12, 2021
Nebraska Extension’s Land Application Recertification sessions, called Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm, are scheduled to be in-person at many locations across the state in June, with the first taking place in May in Lexington.

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Rural Prosperity Nebraska receives boost from CARES Act

May 12, 2021
—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Rural Prosperity Nebraska initiative, along with six Nebraska economic development and Chamber of Commerce organizations, has received more than $400,000 in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help businesses and communities respond to coronavirus.

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Tailgate Talks celebrates its first anniversary during Beef Month

May 12, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —May is National Beef Month, and Nebraska Extension is celebrating the first anniversary of Tailgate Talks, a YouTube channel aimed at beef producers.  

 As part of the celebration, there will be a featured video message on the Tailgate Talks channel and a giveaway to its subscribers to commemorate the channel’s success and emphasize the importance of the beef industry in Nebraska, home to the top three beef cow counties in the U.S. — Cherry, Custer and Holt Counties. 

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