Nebraska Extension in Webster County

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December 2nd & 7th, 2017 - Bladen, Nebraska

It's that time of the year again! We are gearing up for the 20th Annual Webster County Greenery Workshop!

The holidays are just around the corner and decorating will be underway! We again are offering two workshops for your convenience. The first workshop will be held on December 2nd and the second will be held on December 7th. Both workshops are from 8:30 in the morning and we try to wrap things up by 3:30 pm at the Webster County Fairgrounds in Bladen, Nebraska. Cost of the class is $30 and may be paid in advance or paid at the door.

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!

The Nebraska Land Grazing Coalition and the Nebraska Extension present The U.S. Beef Cattle Production Journey: The Destination is Up to Us featuring Dr. Dan Thompson, DVM. 

Dr. Thompson will discuss topics including:

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:

A new online tool from Nebraska Extension aims to connect farmers and cattle producers to encourage mutually beneficial agreements to use crop residue for grazing. The Crop Residue Exchange tool provides a searchable database of cropland available for grazing.

After creating an account, farmers can list available cropland by drawing their plot on an interactive map and entering information on the type of residue, fencing, water availability and dates available.



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