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Winter wheat is the 4th most grown crop in Gage, Jefferson, and Saline counties after corn, soybean, and alfalfa. There was approximately 12,000 acres of wheat grown in 2022 with 4,271 acres in Gage, 5,620 acres in Jefferson, and 2,560 acres in Saline. I discussed winter wheat variety recommendations in my August 30th article that can be read at croptechcafe.org/winter-wheat-variety-selection-fall-2023

Nebraska Extension in Saline County is excited to welcome Maddie Werner to our office.

Maddie grew up outside of Syracuse, NE on her family's beef farm. She has been involved in 4-H since she was 8 years old, participating in both livestock and static projects, competing in a variety of contests, and attending the Citizenship Washington Focus Trip. Her favorite part of 4-H growing up was showing beef cattle. Maddie attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training. Maddie is excited to be in this role and looks forward to helping other find their passions through 4-H! 

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Unveiling of Historic Knorr-Holden Plot Signboard

September 25, 2023
Started in 1912, the Knorr-Holden Plot near Scottsbluff is perhaps the world’s oldest irrigated continuous corn research plot. It was recently commemorated with a sign to mark its significance to both Nebraska history and agricultural research history in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Equine Extension to host a second “Race Nebraska” Seminar

September 22, 2023
The passing of the Racetrack Gaming Act through a Nebraska 2020 ballot referendum has caused an expansion in horse racing. A series of educational seminars by Nebraska Extension’s equine program have been developed to help those interested in becoming more involved in the industry.

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Poll: Rural Nebraskans are increasingly pessimistic about present, future

September 18, 2023

Twenty-seven percent of respondents to the 2023 Nebraska Rural Poll indicated they are worse off than they were five years ago, up from 21% last year and 11% in 2021.

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Jansen discusses farmland valuations with RFD-TV

September 18, 2023

In Nebraska, ag land values are up about 14 percent over last year, mirroring a nationwide rise in ag real estate prices. Click through to watch Jim Jansen, an agricultural systems economist with Nebraska Extension, talk with RFD-TV about the impact of valuations.

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