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Precision Ag Workshop - March 3

Anyone interested in improving your Precision Ag Data management should consider attending this workshop.  See the Precision Ag Workshop page or flyer (PDF, 1 pg, 185 KB) for more information.  Register by calling the Nemaha County Extension Office.  Cost is $50.

Farmland Lease Workshop
Scheduled for March 5th

With the considerable variability in land leasing rates across southeast Nebraska, volatility in the commodity markets, high land taxes and high input costs, there are a number of questions concerning farmland leases.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has held a number of leasing workshops in the region in recent years addressing these issues.  Nebraska Extension is sponsoring a regional workshop in Nemaha County at the 4-H Building on the Nemaha County Fairgrounds in Auburn on March 5th.  The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and is free to participants.  This will be the only farmland leasing workshop in the six county area of Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, Johnson, Otoe and Cass County this spring.  There will be a variety of topics discussed at the workshop, including land values, cash rental rates, writing a lease and human relations.  This workshop will provide the tools for developing a good farmland lease between the farmer and the landlord.  If you have questions, feel free to contact the Nemaha County Extension Office at (402) 274-4755.

Pesticide Training Opportunities

Chemigation Training - March 6 at 9:00 am at First Evangelical Lutheran Chruch Fellowship Hall in Wilber.  Contact Randy Pryor (402-821-2151) in the Saline County Extension Office.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training - March 12 at 6:00 pm in Humboldt at the Richardson County Fairgrounds in the Ag Building (final training).  Contact Nemaha County Extension (402-274-4755) if you have questions.

Custom Applicator License Initial Training - March 17 in Beatrice.  For more information about the certification process, contact the UNL Pesticide Office at 402-472-1632 or 800-627-7216.  You can also go to the Pest Ed Website.

2015 4-H Enrollment Information

Effective October 1st, all 4-H families will enroll in clubs and projects through 4HOnline, a web-based enrollment system that will allow families to enroll on a personal computer, mobile device or at a local enrollment event.  Families will complete all of the necessary information online, including 4-H code of conduct forms and health forms.  To enroll go to:  ne.4honline.com.  An information sheet (PDF, 4 pgs, 318 KB) and a county project list (PDF, 2 pgs, 135 KB) are available to help guide you through the process.

Agriculture/Crop Information

See articles written by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County, available on the Agriculture/Crop Articles page associated with this website.

Lawn & Garden Information

See articles written by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County, available on the Lawn & Garden Articles page associated with this website.

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4-H Information

Looking for Nemaha County 4-H Information?  Please go to the Nemaha County 4-H page.  You will find entry form and fair book information, monthly 4-H calendars and newsletters, scheduling changes, and other interesting information.

4-H:  Where the Fun Begins!

Click on this informational brochure, "4-H:  Where the Fun Begins!" (PDF, 2 pgs, 341 KB), to learn more about 4-H in Nemaha County.

Nemaha County Ag Line

Quarterly Ag Line Newsletters and other agriculture articles written by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County, are available on line on the Crops for the Future page.

SARE Webinars

For information about SARE Webinar recordings go to the Nebraska SARE Webinars page. If you have questions about this webinar, feel free to contact Gary Lesoing at (402) 274-4755.


Extension Highlights

Disaster Recovery Resources

We have complied a collection of resources to help those that have been affected by recent storms. More...

Marketing 2014 Calves

With current price levels, cow/calf producers could see good profits when selling 2014 calves. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, outlines a few options to consider when thinking about marketing this year's calf crop. UNL's Beef website features more information on Livestock Risk Protection Insurance and determining costs of production.

Storing Distillers Grains

Distillers grains have become much cheaper, compared with earlier in the year. Aaron Stalker, UNL Extension beef range systems specialist, explains why using distillers grains could benefit producers – if they can properly store the product. More resources on storing distillers grains can be found here.

UNL Extension's BeefWatch

Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu 

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UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/

Acreage Insights e-News


The Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team's Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).

UNL Extension's Hort Update

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An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items.  Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update,  Visit our web site for archived issues .

Educational Program Resources for Communities (Free)Community1

As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!

Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities!  For lessons....


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Extension Webcasts

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Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

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View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT). 

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Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.