Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County
2015 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.
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Farm Beginnings® is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise. Farm Beginnings® participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers; attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences. Classes begin January 3, 2015, conclude on April 25, 2015, and will be held at the Douglas/Sarpy Extension Office in Omaha. For more information about the class and how to register see the Farm Beginnings® 2015 Brochure (PDF, 2 pgs 223 KB). Farm Beginnings Application (PDF, 3 pgs, 42 KB)
Three-State Beef Conference Scheduled for January 15, 2015
For more information regarding the Three-State Beef Conference go to our Beef Conference webpage.
Rcently Recorded SARE Webinar
Recorded October 9, 2014 -This webinar is part of a long-term effort to develop local and regional food systems in rural Nebraska communities and develop food systems in the state that benefit farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Nebraskans spend $4.4 billion on food each year. Yet only 10 percent stays in our state. The long-term question is: How do we keep more of our food dollars in our own state and local economy?The webinar provides information from interviews with residents involved in developing local and regional food systems throughout Nebraska. Interviews and case studies resulting from the interviews will focus on successes, best practices, challenges, and barriers to local and regional food systems in Nebraska. The webinar is presented by Jon Bailey, Director of the Rural Policy Program for the Center for Rural Affairs.
Videos of all the presentations delivered at the Omaha conference are now available online on the SARE National Conference Presentations webpage. PDF's of most of the Power Point Presentations are also available.
In addition, on the SARE Events National Conference Webpage you will find the video of the opening panel sessions and NRCS Chief Jason Weller's presentation. Ten short 2-3 minute videos of farmers talking about cover crops on their farms, most of whom were speakers in Omaha, are also available.
Check out these educational & informative resources on cover crops and soil health.
See articles written by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County, available on the Agriculture/Crop Articles page associated with this website.
See articles written by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County, available on the Lawn & Garden Articles page associated with this website.
Our Facebook page is University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Nemaha County. Check it out. "Like us" to view Nemaha County Extension & 4-H posts on your Facebook account.
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.
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.
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 Hort Update for August 18, 2014
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 .
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 for September 2014
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 BeefWatch for September 2014
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
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....
Making A Difference
Impact Summary Reports
- UNL Extension Impact Report
- Beef Systems
- 4-H Impact Report
- The Learning Child
- Guardianship / Conservator Training Program
- Agricultural Economics
- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Crop / Plant Science - Youth Education
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water, Climate & Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
- Nebraska Broadband Initiative
- Entrepreneurial Communities
- ESI and Beyond
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.
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).
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.