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Reminder that the last day to sign up for 4-H in Webster County is April 15th! Sign up or re-enroll today at https://www.4honline.com/. For any questions, call our Extension Office at 402-746-3417.

Cortland native and University of Nebraska- Lincoln student, Trenton Buhr, chose Red Cloud for his Student Community Serviceship project. Trenton  had to create strategies related to rural tourism for the 2018 RFI (Rural Futures Institute) Student Serviceship and come up with an Economic Development Plan for the community of Red Cloud. Click on the links below to learn more about his experience and accomplishments:

Lincoln Journal Star Article on Trenton

Tourism Video featuring Trenton and Red Cloud, NE.


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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Returning to the Farm workshop for families in transition is December 9, 10 in York

September 23, 2022
The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm or ranch. It will begin with a two-day workshop in York for multi-generational families on Dec. 9 and 10 at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave.

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Brent Plugge honored with Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents

September 22, 2022
Brent Plugge received the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2022 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.

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University’s TAPS program coming soon to high school classrooms

September 22, 2022
In summer 2021, a group of agricultural education teachers decided to see how well the farm management concepts they were teaching in their classes translated to real life.

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BQA & BQAT Training to be held in Bridgeport

September 19, 2022
Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance and Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Certification.

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