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Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees May 3-4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, in the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research. and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I.

Registrations are due by April 7, along with the registration fee. Space may be limited. Contact Nebraska Extension at 308-262-1022 or 308-632-1480, or Extension Educator Tammie Ostdiek at tostdiek5@unl.edu.

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center (PHREC) is pleased to announce the application period is now open for its first annual “Panhandle Research and Extension Center Student Scholarship” is now open. Applications close midnight, April 15, 2022.

Three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high-school students or first- and second-year college students from the Nebraska panhandle who are planning to attend any of the Nebraska University campuses, including Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, and majoring in Agriculture, Agriculture Technology or a related degree with an emphasis on agriculture.

David Ostdiek, Communication Specialist UNL Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center

Four undergraduate college students from Assam Agricultural University in India have arrived in Scottsbluff, where they will spend about two months studying American agriculture – everything from technology on tractors to federal policy coming from Washington.

Stephanie Connelly has been appointed 4-H assistant at the Nebraska Extension Office in Scottsbluff. Her appointment was announced by Extension Educator Jackie Guzman, lead educator. 

Connelly will be responsible for implementing programming in 4-H and youth development in Scotts Bluff County, including measuring program impact; marketing programs and outcomes; recruiting and training volunteers; and supporting other Extension programming.

Gary Stone – Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Extension Educator; Jessica Groskopf – Extension Educator for Agricultural Economics; John Thomas - Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Extension Educator; Xin Qiao – Irrigation & Water Management Specialist; David Ostdiek – Communications Specialist, Panhandle REC 

The Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District held a public meeting February 9, 2022 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center to inform the district’s landowners, stakeholders, and water users of the options being considered to repair or replace Tunnels No. 1 and 2, both in Wyoming on the main line canal of the Goshen / Gering-Fort Laramie main line canal; and seek input on what option the district should pursue. 

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industries will learn new information related to feedlot price reporting, health, labor and sustainability at Nebraska Extension’s 2022 Beef Feedlot Roundtables February 22-24 in Bridgeport, North Platte and West Point.

University representatives will speak on new price reporting and risk production strategies, and economic impact of feedlots and the beef industry in Nebraska. As traditional, a portion of the event will be focused on feedlot cattle health with presentations by university and industry professionals on the impact of delayed vaccination on feedyard health and developing a health program based on research data. 

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