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There will be an Extension Board meeting at the Blue Hill Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 28th.

Save the date for the 2022 South Central Livestock Judging Clinic/Contest happening June 2nd at the Webster County Fairgrounds.

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Register for the SC Livestock Judging here.

Save the date for the 2022 South Central Livestock EXPO happening June 4th at the Webster County Fairgrounds.

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Nebraska Extension in Webster County is pleased and excited to welcome Lindsay Waechter - Mead as the new Livestock Systems Educator for the region. Please see a message below from Lindsay.

Hello! I’m mixed animal veterinarian by trade, but I hold a great deal of pride being a 4th generation Nebraska cattlewoman, raising the 5th generation of my family on the same soil as the first. Growing up in Webster County, my family farm consisted of row crops, commercial cow/calf, farrow to finish hog production and a small commercial sheep flock. Throw in a few dozen laying hens and too many barn cats and we filled the gamut of diversified agriculture. I saw veterinary medicine as my opportunity to raise my family in the place I had always called home.

Please check out the latest articles from Extension Educator Elizabeth Exstrom below:

Bed Bugs

De-Icing

Peach Trees

Apple Trees

February is Nebraska 4-H Month 

Nebraska 4-H Month, traditionally held during February each year, is an opportunity to celebrate 4-H locally, recruit new members and volunteers, and have fun! In 2022, it will also be a time to celebrate all the ways in which 4-H helps young people find a sense of belonging. You’ll see the phrase “I BELONG” as a nod to our theme and intentions this year. There are many ways to celebrate Nebraska 4-H Month either individually or with your club or county! Below is a list of ways to get involved during the month of February.  

1. Dates to celebrate:  

· 4-H Spirit Day - Wednesday, February 2, 2022   

Cow-Calf College is gearing up to be hosted January 25th at the Clay County Fairgrounds from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Activities Building. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. This year’s program will be offered in a hybrid format through zoom and attendance in person. The focus of the 2022 Cow-Calf College will start with an in-depth look at eastern redcedar control in the morning, an update by beef cow-calf specialist, Kacie McCarthy and a special presentation by Tom Field focusing on ways to engage youth in the beef industry.   

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