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February is Nebraska 4-H Month 

February 28, 2019

In Nebraska, 4-H reaches 1 in 3 age eligible youth from 93 counties with the support of over 12000 volunteers.  Nebraska 4-H strives to enable all youth to develop strong personal mindsets and the social skills necessary for successful futures.  4-H reaches youth through club, camp, afterschool, school enrichment and special interest groups.

Tractor Safety Classes

The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.

Take your support of “Making the Best Better” and “Learning to Do” wherever you go with the new license plates showcasing Nebraska 4-H and Nebraska FFA!


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Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers is March 5
Feb 21 – Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to better manage pests are encouraged to attend the Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers course March 5 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 County Road G. Read more