Nebraska Extension in Webster County

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The annual Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College “Partners in Progress – Beef Seminar” will be held at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and Great Plains Veterinary Education Center near Clay Center on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 with registration, coffee and donuts starting at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10:00 a.m. and will run until approximately 3:30 p.m. The seminar is geared toward beef producers with an emphasis on cow/calf enterprises, but should be of interest to feedlot operations and anyone involved in beef production or education. This program is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Farmers and Ranchers College.

Excessive grain left in the field due downed corn and ear drop is leaving producers with questions regarding grazing cornstalks. This is an issue that needs to be addressed accurately and timely in order to have success in the coming months.

An 8-inch ear of corn contains about 0.50 lb equivalent of shelled corn grain; therefore, 112 8-inch ears would equal 1 bushel (1 bushel = 56 pounds). By counting the number of ears, the amount of corn can be estimated. If corn is planted in 30-inch rows, count the total number of ears in three different 100-foot furrow strips and divide by two to give an approximate number of bushels per acre. See table below.

September 21st, 2017

Our office is excited to announce that the 4-H Afterschool programs will again be offered in THREE LOCATIONS from 4 to 5 pm! All youth grades 2-6 are invited to participate in this free program! We will be teaching the same curriculum at each location.

4-H AFTERSCHOOL ENROLLMENT:

Select your child’s school below. The respective school’s link will take you to the application on Google Forms for the 4-H Afterschool Program. Complete the form and you are all done!

Enrollment is now open for the 2018 program year! Enrollment is not required for many 4-H programs and events. However, club and independent members are required to officially enroll through 4-H Online each year to maintain membership. By enrolling youth have the opportunity to participate in county fairs, the Nebraska State Fair, and additional statewide programs. Club and project leaders must also enroll through 4-H Online each year. There is no state-level fee for officially enrolling.

If you've inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing this asset, learn what it means to own agricultural land today at one of several Nebraska Extension programs being hosted this fall across the state.

Topics to be covered in the 2.5-hour workshop include:

Those produce growers who must comply with FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule guidelines, are required to have one supervisor or responsible party from their farm who has successfully completed food safety training equivalent to the national Produce Safety Alliance curriculum.

Earliest compliance dates for large growers is January 26, 2018. Compliance dates, for all covered produce except sprouts, by business size is:

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