Nebraska Extension in Pawnee County
The crowned 2019 Pawnee County Fair Queen will serve as the official hostess of the Pawnee County Fair.
At least 15 years of age as of January 1, 2018
Be an active participant in the Pawnee County 4-H or FFA program
Be unmarried and not have had a child
Application Deadline: May 3rd, 2019 by Noon
*NEW* this year 2018: The official identification for COUNTY and STATE FAIR for all classes of goats and sheep is a Scrapie Tag.
Before you can get Scrapie Tags, you must have a premise ID number and a Flock ID number, which the Department of Agriculture can assign to you. Call them at 402-434-2300.
Scrapies tags may be purchased from Allflex. The cost of the tags is the families responsibility. (Order Form)
The Extension Office has a universal tagger available.
Being Successful in College Starts with Preparation Now
If you were enrolled in the Pawnee County 4-H program as an 8th grader, you may have received information participating in Next Chapter programs and being pre-admitted to UNL. Next Chapter is a college-readiness program delivered through the Nebraska 4-H program that helps students prepare for and succeed in college by providing the skills students need to reach their academic goals.
The Next Chapter program:
Those who have in inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing the asset are encourage to attend one of several Nebraska Extension programs being offered across the state this fall.
“I am contacted monthly from citizens who have had their parents pass away, and now they are managing a farm for the first time in their lives,” said Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension educator and event speaker. “They may have even grown up there, but haven’t been around for 30 or 40 years and need to understand that farming practices and management concepts have changed.”
Marking the third consecutive year of value decline from the record high of 2014, the all-land category across Nebraska for the year ending February 1, 2017 averaged about 9 percent lower than the prior year.
The state average was $2,820 per acre or about a 9 percent ($295 per acre) decline to the prior year’s value of $3,115 per acre.
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