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Summer of 2022 will be here soon and we are so excited to announce our 4-H Clover Colleges.  We are attaching a pdf copy of the flyer and registration form.   As a currently enrolled 4-H member, you have the first opportunity to enroll.    Enrollments will be taken in the order they are signed up and paid for.  Spots are limited so sign up soon!   

Let us know if you have any questions!  We are so excited to share these educational opportunities with our 4-Her's! 

By: Kelly Feehan, Extension Educator

Arbor Day is Friday, April 29. With recent tree losses and expected loss of trees from emerald ash borer, other pests and environmental stress, consider planting a shade tree. Community tree canopy is important.  

 We are in the season for shade and fruit tree pruning. Have you ever wondered what happens to a tree when it is wounded?

 Pruning is wounding. And while some pruning has already been done, March and well into spring is considered the best time to prune. This is because a trees wound response is fastest at this time.

 Pruning is often needed to remove dead or damaged branches in trees and to train young trees to develop good structure. However, have a specific goal in mind when pruning or avoid wounding the tree.

2022 Nebraska Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates

The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska in­ creased by 16% over the prior year to an average of $3,360 per acre, according to the 2022 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey (Figure 1 and Table 1). This marks the larg­ est increase in the market value of agricultural land in Ne­ braska since 2014 and is the highest non-inflation-adjusted state-wide land value in the history of the survey.

Several different steps must be met to attend these trainings.

The new Ag Budget Calculator (ABC) program is working well now for crop enterprise budgeting!  Now, all of the 2022 UNL crop budgets are available in the program for producers and ag managers to download into their own ABC account and modify or customize as their own cost of production budgets, or they can start from scratch and create their own. The budgets were posted in CropWatch last week.  https://cropwatch.unl.edu/budgets

Virtual training sessions are scheduled now through early February for ABC program users. See this link - https://cap.unl.edu/abc/training  

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Estimated Crop Water Use

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The estimated crop water use for Nebraska Panhandle crops for the previous week and the upcoming week is shown in this table. It is based on data gathered by and calculations made by Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension educator, and Dr. Xin Qiao, Extension Irrigation and Water Management Specialist, both based at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.

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Agsplosion brings agriculture to local students

May 16, 2022
More than 700 elementary students from western Nebraska got a hands-on education recently about Nebraska agriculture during the Agsplosion event that was held in 5 different locations in the Panhandle.

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May 15, 2022
Are you looking for agricultural information that you can trust? Look no further than University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension publications!

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Two Record Keeping Workshops Offered in Rushville

May 10, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Keeping your records up to date on the farm or ranch is important but can be a complicated task. Nebraska Extension is offering two workshops in Rushville at the Sheridan County Extension Office (800 S Loofborrow Street) on May 23. These workshops will help you develop an easier process in keeping records by using tools, resources and tips taught during the sessions.

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