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Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance Certification across the state from December 13-15. Jesse Fulton, Director of Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), will be presenting the latest on the Nebraska BQA program and certifying producers in BQA and BQA Transportation (BQAT).

The 2021 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo is scheduled for Thursday, December 16th in Wahoo in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds. This program will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season. The expo begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:15 p.m.

Nebraska Extension in Otoe County is hosting a Land Management Workshop on December 20, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Fair Center in Syracuse. To register please call: 402-269-2301.

Enrollment and re-enrollment for the 2021 4-H year. All 4-H youth and volunteers will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline, a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll on a personal computer or mobile device.  Rnrollment deadline to participate in County or Sate Fair is Jun 15th, 2021. To enroll go to: ne.4honline.com

4-H (ages 8-18) as of Jan. 1st of the current year who exhibit beef, goats, sheep, swine, rabbit, and poultry MUST complete quality assurance training through YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) by June 15, 2021 to be eligible to exhibit at the County Fair, State Fair, or at the Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show. Clover Kids ages 5-7 DO NOT need to complete quality assurance training.
I wanted to make people aware of the 2022 Great Plains Growers Conference (GPGC) for 2022. This is a great local conference for commercial fruit and vegetable producers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and other midwest states providing research-based information, from both vegetable research specialists and local growers, to help your farms grow and thrive. This year will be a unique format. You can either participate in-person at Missouri Western University, St. Joseph, MO or virtually from your own home.


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December 1, 2021
Nebraska Extension's Women in Agriculture program will host the Love of the Land Conference for female farmland owners and tenant looking to improve their business management skills, Dec. 9, via Zoom.

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Principles for Attracting and Retaining Quality Ag Employees webinar - a panel discussion

November 29, 2021
Help- wanted signs are everywhere. Hiring is so difficult that many are calling this the "Great Resignation." Agricultural businesses in Nebraska are not exempt from this challenge; competition for available workers comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.

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Beef Quality Assurance certification offered in December across Nebraska

November 29, 2021
Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance Certification across the state from Dec. 13-15.

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