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Center pivot irrigation in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. (Photo credit: Gary Stone)

A new Nebraska Extension program will work to connect new and beginning farmers and ranchers with retiring landowners who are interested in transitioning their land to a new owner. Nebraska Land Link is now accepting applications from interested land seekers and landowners, with the goal of providing land access using lease agreements, lease-to-own arrangements, buy-sell arrangements or other creative methods that are mutually beneficial for both parties.
The Rise of the Gummies team at the state competition in Grand Island. Front row, left to right: Lee Rogers, James Downer, Jared Turnidge, and Hunter Creech. Back row, left to right: Capria Rogers, Wyatt Leggott, Noah Rugroden, Hudson DeVos, and Landen Heine.

Terms and definitions used in administering surface-water rights.
Nevin Lawrence, Integrated Weed Management Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center, has been recognized by the Western Society of Weed Science as the Outstanding Weed Scientist – Early Career.
The second in a six-part series of articles covering basic water law in the United States, predominately in the western part of the country, and how it affects this finite resource.

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Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle – Week of April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021
Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mariah Newmyer

April 12, 2021
Meet Mariah Newmyer, a food, nutrition and health Extension educator at the West Central Research and Extension Center.

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The Biggest Grower returns with summer learning, scholarship for high schoolers

April 7, 2021
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will again be offering a student gardening competition this summer.

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LOG N 4-H leadership camp set for May 25-26 at Halsey

April 6, 2021
Leadership Opportunities for Growth in Nebraska 4-H (LOG N Camp), which gives western Nebraska youth in grades 5 through 7 (current school year) an opportunity to gain leadership skills while meeting students from across the Panhandle, will take place May 25-26 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey.

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