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Tammie Ostdiek has accepted an offer to serve as Extension Educator in Food, Nutrition and Health for Nebraska Extension, based in Morrill County.

Her acceptance was announced by Dr. Jack Whittier, Director of Research and Extension for the Panhandle. She is scheduled to begin her duties June 6, 2018, after completing her duties as a teacher in Goshen County, Wyo.

Nebraska Extension will conduct a workshop June 27 and 28, 2018 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff to teach principles for understanding and using UCOP. Both days are hands-on and interactive for participants, with sessions running from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day.

Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at Gering and Gordon in June 2018, as well as and 10 other Nebraska locations this year for teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm.

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years old from using certain equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm. Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment. 

The 2018 summer season is approaching fast—make sure to include a trip to Nebraska 4-H Summer Camp in your schedule! 4-H Camps are open to ALL YOUTH ages 5–18. Two great facilities across the state—Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center in Gretna and Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey—will provide unique learning atmospheres. Day Camps and Family Camps are also available. There are also Big Red Summer Academic Camps held on the UNL Campus. Learn more at https://4h.unl.edu/camps.

 

Scotts Bluff County 4-H will be holding the annual Fur & Feather Fun Day Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center. All 4-H members and families are welcome!

The schedule looks like:

10:00am to noon     Cooking contest and Skillathon

Noon to 2:00pm     Rabbit Hopping and Showmanship Classes

Come test your skills and have some fun!

The UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center will host a field tour on cheatgrass management research on June 6, 2018.

The tour will take place from 10 am until noon at two study site locations approximately 10 miles north of Scottsbluff. It will begin in the east parking lot at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center (4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff).

This informal tour will include visits to plots with research trials on new herbicide options, discussion on the preliminary results of these trials, and a question-and-answer session. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the tour.

Research trials currently being conducted include:

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