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Risk Management Classes for Farm and Ranch Women

Five locations plus virtual meetings.

Thursdays, November 5-December 17

6:30-8 p.m. Central time


We are excited to be able to share with you the 2020 Polk County animal programs, pictures and more from the fair!  Watch for more to come in the next couple weeks. 

2020 Polk County Horse Show

2020 Polk County Swine Show

2020 Polk County Sheep Show

2020 Polk County Goat Show

2020 Polk County Beef Show

2020 Beef Rate of Gain Contest Results

Please visit the 2020 Polk County Fair information page to find links to the Polk County 4-H Fairbook, supporting information documents, the most current schedule plus much more! 


Animals continue to grow and move through livestock production systems despite packing plant closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. These recommendations pertain to livestock farmers who may be forced to euthanize livestock to avoid exposing their animals and workers to unsafe conditions. Click on the links below for printable PDF's. 

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Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Spangler

October 19, 2020
Meet Matthew Spangler, professor of animal genetics and Extension beef cattle genetics specialist.

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Voices for Food council in Dakota County increases food access

October 15, 2020
Since 2015, Dakota County’s Voices for Food Council has taken a unique approach to addressing food insecurity in Northeast Nebraska.

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