Nebraska Extension in Phelps & Gosper Counties

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Tractor Safety Teen Certification Dates

From  Educator Susan Harris-Broomfield, Extension Educator-Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety

Because Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm, Nebraska Extension is teaming up with Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health to offer Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses at 12 Nebraska locations this summer, including Kearney, North Platte and McCook.

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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>

Chemigation Certification

Agriculture producers who plan to chemigate need to attend a training session and pass a written test to become certified.  A link to the online training program can be access here:  <Chemigation website>

2018 Phelps-Gosper Impact Report

Read about three programs that have impacted our local citizens through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Phelps and Gosper Extension Offices. 

2018 Cash Lease Adjustments On Irrigation Equipment

Cornhusker Econimcs, August 15, 2018

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Sequenced Genome of Ancient Crop Could Raise Yields
Mar 5 – An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising yields of the drought-resistant crop in the Nebraska Panhandle and semiarid regions where population booms foreshadow food shortages. Read more
Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers is March 5
Feb 21 – Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to better manage pests are encouraged to attend the Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers course March 5 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 County Road G. Read more