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Staying Connected During Tough Times

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families

Flooding in Nebraska (flood.unl.edu)

Following a flood, there are extensive questions and uncertainty. Nebraska Extension compiled flood-related resources for families and individuals; homeowners; businesses and communities; and agriculture from field management to livestock mortality.

Disaster Assistance - Disaster Relief Fund

Nebraska Farm Bureau provides assistance through available resources such as Disaster Relief Funds and an Agriculture Disaster Exchange for people hit by a natural disaster.

Livestock Assistance

Growing Garlic

If you’ve grown garlic before, you know that the cloves for planting are found readily in the spring.  What many do not know is that fall planted garlic produces larger cloves than spring-planted ones.  Using this opportunity to plant now means it’s not too late to reap the benefits of fall-planted garlic.

In selecting a site to grow garlic, choose one that gets 6 or more hours of direct uninterrupted sunlight daily and has a well-draining soil.  In dense soils, garlic can rot, so amending the soil with compost first ensures a good crop. Garlic needs a nutrient-rich soil, so sandy soils will also benefit from the addition of compost.



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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