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February 12 & 13, 2021. The 2021 Great Plains Growers Conference is going virtual! Stay home and avoid winter driving conditions, while sharpening your production and marketing skills. All you need is a computer and internet access.

If you have a strong interest in gardening and enjoy helping others, you are invited to become a University of Nebraska Extension Master Gardener volunteer. 

This program will increase your knowledge and understanding of such horticultural topics: best cultural practices for growing flowers, vegetables, turf, plant disease and insect pest identification, control, and much more. Instructors are Extension specialists, educators, associates, and horticulture professionals. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Helpline

800-662-Help (4357)

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

 The Otoe County 4-H Resource Page contains information for Otoe County 4-H members - forms, dates, rules, workshops, clinics, contact information, etc. 

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Cotton to retire after 25 years with Nebraska Extension

June 22, 2021
Following a 37-year career working for land-grant universities and the national Cooperative Extension system, including 25 years with the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Dan Cotton will retire June 30.

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Nebraska Extension to host Inaugural Specialty Crop Conference & Trade Show

June 11, 2021
Nebraska Extension, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will host the Nebraska Specialty Crop Conference on November 9-10, 2021, on Nebraska’s Innovation Campus.

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Nebraska Extension field day for management of Palmer amaranth in corn

June 9, 2021
Growers, crop consultants and extension educators interested in management of atrazine/glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's field day, supported by the Nebraska Corn Board, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 near Carleton.

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Wheat stem sawfly emergence – field notes from early June

June 7, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The wheat stem sawfly has begun emergence throughout the High Plains. Observations from several locations – the High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney, Neb., the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Research Station near Akron, Colo., and as far east as Deuel County, Neb. – indicate very high populations of wheat stem sawfly in wheat fields.

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