Local Interest

    The work with conservation tillage equipment began in the Tobias area in Saline County in 1975.  There was less than 100 acres of farm ground that was planted using a leased Buffalo no-till planter provided by the Chevron Chemical Company.  Floyd Herman, north of Wilber, was also perfecting a Buffalo planter ridge plant system on furrow irrigated ground along the Big Blue River.

The CHIME Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving. 

Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for health and well-being of both providers and your children - including reduced stress, improved emotion management, better sleep quality, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships. 

Introduction to CHIME - Monday, October 7, 2019, 6-8p.m., Nebraska Extension in Gage County, 1115 West Scott, Beatrice NE
Cost is $10

7 Weekly CHIME Sessions - Mondays, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25 and Dec. 2, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m., Nebraska Extension in Gage County, 1115 West Scott, Beatrice, NE
Cost is $75

Parents/guardians of young children (ages 0-5) are invited to attend these free classes.  

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what your child needs, what her behaviors mean, and if you’re doing right by him. Imagine wh at it might feel like if you could make sense of what your child is really asking from you.

Circle of Security TM Parenting is an opportunity to join other parents for an 8-week class learning to strengthen your relationships with your child; be present with your child during the best and toughest of times; recognize your child’s needs, and meet your child’s needs by being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind.

If you have experienced water in your home after the recent floods, you will want to be sure that the moisture content of the wood in your home is less than 15% before new drywall; paneling or other coverings are installed.  Our office has a moisture meter you can check out to use to determine what the moisture level is in your home.  Contact us at 402-821-2151 to check out the meter. 

Lines By Leanne
March 22, 2019

Natural disasters, such as the recent severe storms and flooding in Nebraska, often lead to extreme stress for families.  It is common for people to feel irritable, anxious, helpless and overwhelmed.  Tempers may flare during times of stress, affecting relationships in the family. You may feel that you are losing not only material things, but also the support of your family as well.

Problems between couples are typical during times of great stress. No two people are likely to have the same reaction to a situation, so it is not surprising that tension may result from their differing reactions.

Staying Connected During Tough Times Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families

We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed.

The Nebraska Counseling, Outreach and Mental Health Therapy (COMHT) Program, 800-464-0258 - Offers no-cost vouchers for confidential mental health services for persons affected by the rural crisis. 

Online Rural Resources List (pdf) 



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2020 Master Gardener training
Nov 7 –

November 6, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2020. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.

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4th annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show
Nov 6 –

November 6, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the dates for the fourth annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27-28, 2020, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

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