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A free grain-marketing workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff will help grain producers minimize losses during this time of low commodity prices.

The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nebraska Extension Educators will present location and commodity specific marketing information. Topics include developing a written marketing plan, and understanding basis and carrying charges.

        If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships-the ability of all people, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

        The first step to cultivate human relationships starts at home. Children tend to exhibit the behaviors and attitudes that they observe at home.

For the third year, Fontanelle Hybrids is excited to offer Nebraska's best and brightest high school seniors the chance to win $1000. Fifteen $1000 prizes will be awarded for a total of $15,000. These agricultural scholarships are an opportunity for them to go beyond the fields and give back to the communities they call home.

Current high school seniors who are a least 16 years old and are legal resident of Nebraska are eligible to participate in the "Western Knowledge. Execeptional Communities. 2017 Fontanelle Hybrids Essay Contest". They must have a parent or legal guardian's permission to enter and be active members of 4-H, FFA or other organization that promotes agricultural education as part of its mission statement.

Free workshops from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum address some landscape management challenges faced by homeowners and professionals. 
Afternoon sessions from 1-4 p.m. are aimed at professionals, public land managers and grant recipients. They will emphasize resource conservation, biodiversity, native plants, pollinator health, stormwater management, water conservation and community vitality. Workshop leader Justin Evertson said communities will learn about grant funding and other resources to improve and better manage local landscapes.

The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education.

An Award Winning Achievement Celebration is planned for
November 6, 2016!!

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