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2020 Pandemic Directions for Pesticide and Chemigation


Click the clinks for more information on how to nominate animals for state fair.  You will need to follow these instructions for nominating the animals for state fair online.  To allow the Extension Office to keep up with the paperwork please have all market beef nominations for state fair be complete by March 31, 2020.

Step-by-Step Nominations Instructions

4-H State Fair Livestock Nomination Requirements

The Extension office will send instructions on entering animals for exhibit at state fair in July.

 Please call the office if you have any questions.


March 26 is National Spinach Day. Popeye comes to mind when many people think about spinach. In the Popeye cartoon he would eat a can of Spinach to give him super strength to vanquish his enemies or someone trying to hurt his dear Olive Oyl. Eating spinach might not give us super strength but it is really good for us and provides a lot of nutrition.

Spinach is an edible flowering plant and is native to central and southwestern Asia. Catherine de Medici the queen of France enjoyed spinach so much she had it served at every meal. Even today foods containing spinach are called Florentine which was her birthplace.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Did you know? The first domestic sugarbeet seeds were produced in Nebraska

March 26, 2020
At the turn of the 20th century, the sugarbeet was one of the few American crops with an almost complete dependence upon Europe as a source of seed each season. The vast majority of all seed used in sugar beet production originated in either Germany or France. It took two primary factors before Americans were convinced that a domestic seed industry was needed.

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Combatting cabin fever: Extension builds out educational content

March 24, 2020
For many families across the state, cabin fever may be setting in, and Nebraska Extension is working to help alleviate pent-up energy with fun, educational content for all ages.

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