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   On Tuesday, March 3, Nebraska Extension will be hosting the Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference in Hickman in southern Lancaster County. The conference theme is “Feeding Our Below and Above Ground Livestock”.  It is an opportunity for both crop and livestock producers to learn new ideas about cover crops and soil health that can have positive impacts on their farming operation.


June 16 & 17, 2020
Registgration deadline is June 9 or until camp is full.
Register early to save your space at camp.

Camp for youth ages 8-10
4-H membership not required
1st and 2nd Year camper welcome. 

Located at Camp Jefferson near Fairbury, NE
Cost is $50 per camper to be paid at time of registration.

Contact our office for a registration form.


June 18 & 19, 2020
Registgration deadline is June 9 or until camp is full.
Register early to save your space at camp.

On February 5, 2020, two Nebraska Extension in Saline County Board members attended the NACEB (Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards) along with Nebraska Extension Educator, Leanne Manning.  The morning was spent at the state capitol visiting our state senator and sitting in on the Unicameral’ s discussion.  In the afternoon we heard a presentation from Dr. Chuck Hibberd, Dean and Director of Extension, about Extension and the newly hired Engagement Zone Coordinators were introduced.  NACEB received the University of Nebraska’s Presidential Medal of Honor based on the work that Nebraska Extension did following the spring flooding in 2019.

Short-term Radon test kits are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County for no cost. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Act today to help ensure the safety of your family. For more information or to pick up a kit, call (402) 821-2151 or stop by the office located at 306 West 3rd Street, Wilber, NE.

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.

Several RUP dicamba products are registered for use until December 20, 2020. They are: XtendiMax®, Engenia®, FeXapan™, and Tavium®, a dicamba/S-metolachlor premix. You must hold a valid applicator's license and receive annual, state-authorized, dicamba- or auxin-specific training to use any of these four products.


Training taken in 2019 will not carry over to 2020. Training opportunities include university-provided sessions and registrant-provided sessions approved by the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture (NDA).


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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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