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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.

December 13th, 2017 - Blue Hill Community Center

Make plans to attend the Cow-Calf Management in Limited Perennial Pasture informative session on December 13th at 6:30 pm at the Blue Hill Community Center in Blue Hill.  Meal is provided; however to make sure we have enough for everyone, please RSVP below or by emailing or call 402-746-3417.

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.

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.


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.


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