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   This week I received a call on pasture leasing and typical pasture rent survey rates in the area.  Changing the terms of cropland or pasture leases is easy as long as both parties agree on the changes and getting it in writing is a must. Use a good attorney or you can also use an Extension template.  This caller asked for an Extension template and they are located at the Ag Lease 101 website at:  www.aglease101.org/DocLib/default.aspx  The templates are fill in the blank right on the web, and when signed by both parties and with a notary public signature, are legal and binding.

An open house will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 celebrating Randy Pryor’s retirement after 37 years in Nebraska Extension.  Please join us from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., with a formal presentation at 5:00 p.m., at the American Legion Park Building, 310 West Legion Memorial Drive, Wilber.   Congratulatory cards can be mailed to Nebraska Extension in Saline County, P O Box 978, Wilber, NE 68465. 

Please refer to the flyer for additional information.


Nebraska Extension’s Landlord/Tenant Cash Rent Workshops for 2020 and Beyond will provide the latest leasing, real estate and management information to operators, tenants and landowners in Nebraska this winter. 

The workshop is scheduled in 19 communities throughout the state, between Dec. 6, 2019, and March 18, 2020. List of scheduled workshops.

There is still time to register for an informational Farm Bill meeting.  You can register on-line at http://go.unl.edu/farmbill or by calling the Saline County Extension office at (402) 821-2151.  Following are area meeting dates and locations:

*  Lincoln - Lancaster County Extension Center, Monday, December 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*  Beatrice - Gage County Fairgrounds - 4-H Building, Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*  Geneva - Fillmore County Fairgrounds, Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

University of Nebraska Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) are planning a series of Farm Bill education meetings in late November through December in Nebraska to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.

The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) commodity crop safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill, however, producers will need to make new program enrollment decisions over the coming months.


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2020 Master Gardener training

November 7, 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

November 6, 2019

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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