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The 2020 event will highlight up-to-date research on dry beans, corn, sugarbeets, and alternative crops. Entry is free.
An update on research being conducted at the UNL High Plains Agricultural Lab near Sidney, NE, in 2020. Social distancing guidelines would not permit us to conduct an in-person field day in 2020, so this collection of videos and other online presentations will convey the same information that would have been delivered in person:
Updates and information about how COVID-19 affects operations of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Updates from Panhandle Public Health District, along with a list of trusted sources of information.
Go NAP SACC (Go Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care), a free in-service opportunity for child-care providers, takes providers through five steps as they make changes to their programs that support healthy eating and physical activity for children.
He can't leave Argentina to come to Nebraska because of pandemic red tape, but new Panhandle Feedlot Management and Nutrition Specialist Pablo Loza is remotely launching research and extension activities in western Nebraska: conducting a research study, hunting for funding, and meeting virtually with colleagues and with cattle feeders using online meeting platforms.
Anyone who receives a package in the mail with unsolicited seeds from China is encouraged not to plant them, but to contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office in Lincoln.

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Fair organizers get creative to keep opportunities alive for 4-H, FFA youth

July 16, 2020
Over the past few months, 10-year-old Bailey Faltys has spent a lot of time with her 4-H sheep, Tucker and Bus.

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Partnership to offer free, low-cost services to Nebraska manufacturers

July 16, 2020
The Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership will offer no-charge or reduced-cost consultation and employee development training to the state’s small to mid-size manufacturers.

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