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A six-part series by Extension Educator Gary Stone explaining some of the concepts and history of water law, especially as it has developed in Nebraska
A table, updated weekly, showing estimated water use for crops in the Panhandle. Posted to assist growers with irrigation scheduling and efficient water use.

Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Aug. 30-31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Residency, 2100 Circle Drive.

Registrations are due by Aug. 6, along with the registration fee. Space may be limited. Find the registration form and more information at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/scottsbluff-morrill/ ; or contact Nebraska Extension at 308-262-1022 or 308-632-1480, or Extension Educator Tammie Ostdiek at tostdiek5@unl.edu.

Three college students from different parts of Nebraska are spending the summer in the Chadron area of northwest Nebraska, learning while helping strengthen the community through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Rural Fellows internship program. They are helping bolster tourism efforts and mental health services for K-12 students.
Water deliveries by the four major irrigation districts (Pathfinder, Gering-Fort Laramie, Goshen and Farmers) are expected to be near normal. The districts hope to deliver water to growers through the first week in September.
Entitled “The Shape of Water in Western Nebraska,” the conference will be held Monday, Aug. 16 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. An all-star lineup of Nebraska water professionals will discuss water infrastructure in the panhandle, western Nebraska’s unique hydrogeology, and innovation in water and agricultural management.

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Panhandle Perspectives – Rural fellows spend summer helping strengthen Panhandle communities

July 17, 2021
Three college students from different parts of Nebraska are spending the summer in the Chadron area of northwest Nebraska, learning while helping strengthen the community through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Rural Fellows internship program.

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2021 Forage Field Day events planned for South Dakota, Nebraska

July 14, 2021
Livestock owners, forage producers, and all those interested in forage production are encouraged to attend the 2021 Forage Field Days, presented jointly by South Dakota State University Extension and Nebraska Extension.

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South Central Field Day July 28 features latest research

July 14, 2021
Learn about current, up-to-date field trials and topics focusing on improved crop production and profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory, near Harvard, on Wednesday, July 28. The event is designed for guests to customize their day to select the tours they are most interested in.

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Gamma Sigma Delta recognizes initiates and award recipients

July 1, 2021
The Nebraska Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta, has welcomed 17 new members in agricultural sciences, natural resources, education and human sciences, biological systems engineering and their related sciences and technologies.

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