Nebraska Extension in Phelps & Gosper Counties

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The Phelps-Gosper Extension Offices offer the following websites and information as resources for information on COVID-19.

Staying Connected During The Holidays - COVID Style

From Susan Harris, MLS;  Nebraska Extension Educator, Rural Health, Wellness & Safety

     The holidays are usually a time filled with joy as many reunite with family members not seen as often. COVID-19 has certainly made this very difficult for face-to-face interaction but that doesn’t mean you can’t find other ways to connect.

January 2021 Beef Update

BETTER WITH BEEF HAPPY HOUR:  Thursday Evenings Jan 7 to Feb 11, sessions begin at 5:30 MST.   Register Free Online at:       More information available in January 2021 Beef Updates by Educator Laborie

Cornhusker Economics website at:

2018 Trends in Nebraska Farmland Values and Rental Rates

The average market value of farmland in Nebraska declined by three percent over the prior year to $2,745 per acre according to the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey.  This marks the fourth consecutive year of downward pressure.  Market values have dropped 17 percent since reaching a high of $3,315 in 2014.   <Read more>

Reports from the Nebraska State Climate Office

Relative warmth and dryness was the general rule for a majority of Nebraska this February.  Thankfull this was quite a departure from conditions in place on year ago.

February 2020 Report

Nebraska State Climate Website

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Virtual Nebraska Crop Management Conference set for January 27

January 22, 2021
The virtual 2021 Nebraska Crop Management Conference will feature research updates and information tailored to Nebraska crop issues and grower interests.

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Upcoming Communicating with Farmers Under Stress webinar workshop to build farmer stress awareness

January 22, 2021
Stress seems to be prevalent in the agriculture sector, with even more concerns arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Third annual Nebraska Regional Foods Systems Initiative Food Systems Summit to be virtual

January 14, 2021
The third annual Nebraska Regional Food Systems Summit will take place via Zoom Feb. 8-11.

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2021 western lambing and kidding school Feb. 6 near Bayard

January 13, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The 2021 Western Lambing and Kidding School on Saturday, Feb. 6, near Bayard, will feature a farm tour, hands-on demonstrations, and presentations by expert speakers.

The school, sponsored by the Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers and Nebraska Extension, will run from 9:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Julie Kappen Farm, 10803 Rd 89, Bayard, and Bobby Jo’s Branding Iron, 533 Main, Bayard.

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