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   I was surprised at Husker Harvest Days working on farm policy questions in the UNL building, that a few farm operators had not signed up yet for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments. The 2019 trade assistance mirrors the 2018 assistance of direct payments to producers due to commodity price losses with trade negotiations. 

The ServSafe program is a Food Safety Training and Certification Program from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

The ServSafe program is the foodservice industry's premier food safety training and certification course. It is recognized by more federal, state and local health jurisdictions than any other food safety training program in the United States.

Have you dreamed of starting a farm business, but are unsure of where to start? Are you already a small-scale farmer, looking for information and resources to enhance your business?  This event is a great place to get started or to advance your skills. 

Nebraska Extension and Nebraska SARE are hosting an introduction to the Farm Beginnings course on September 24th, 2019. This half-day event will feature hands-on educational offerings from Extension educators, area farmers, and representatives from NRCS and other local agencies.

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 - Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 3-5 p.m., Nebraska Extension in Gage County, 1115 West Scott, Beatrice NE
Cost is $10

7 Weekly CHIME Sessions - Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5, 19, 26, 2019, 3-5 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. 

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Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more
Husker Harvest Days: University exhibits to highlight strategies for staying strong
Sep 4 – Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help farm and ranch families develop strategies for staying strong when facing economic or weather-related challenges. Read more