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The 4-H Communications Contests allow youth to improve their public speaking skills while building confidence. Whether you write a speech, deliver a public service announcement, present an illustrated demonstration, or share a video it is sure to be an enjoyable contest!

Jr. Camp is scheduled for  June 5-7, 2024 at Whispering Cedars near Genoa. Jr. Camp is for 4-H’ers age 8 – 11 and the cost is $110.00 per camper if paid by 5:00 pm on May 1, 2024. Between May 2 - 8, 2023 cost increases to $135.00 per camper. 

The 2024 Polk County fair dates have been set for July 17-21, 2024.


Nebraska Farmland Values and Cash Rental Rates in 2023

The Agricultural Budget Calculator (ABC) Program is ready to use in modifying or creating your crop budgets for 2023. Learn more at cap.unl.edu/abc or go directly to the ABC program at agbudget.unl.edu.

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Nav Ghimire is appointed as Associate Dean of Nebraska Extension

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Nav Ghimire has been appointed as the associate dean, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) focus of Nebraska Extension at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, pending approval by the NU Board of Regents. He will start in June 2024.

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