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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) 

https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/saline/flood-and-emergency-resources/

Palmar Amaranth has become a troublesome weed to control in Gage, Jefferson and Saline Counties and other areas of Nebraska.

“Strategies for Managing Palmer Amaranth with Multiple Resistance: The Most Troublesome Weed in U.S. Agriculture” presented by Professor Jason Norsworthy of the University of Arkansas. 

This is definitely worth the time if you can view the video at: https://go.unl.edu/palmer  

4-H Seniors should check this page often as we will be adding scholarship inforamtion as we receive it. 

Scholarship Applications and Guidelines

On October 31, 2018 the EPA announced their decision on dicamba registration for use on dicamba tolerant crops for 2019-2020. There are new requirements including the prohibition of over the top application of dicamba on soybeans to 45 days after planting, further application restriction from one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset, enhanced buffer regulation, enhanced tank clean out instructions, enhanced level concerning impact of low ph on volatility, etc. 

 More information is available here.

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.

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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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