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Nemaha County 4-H State Fair Results 

2015 State Fair Nemaha County 4-H results are available online.  Go to:  http://www.nebraska4hresults.com/results.php?c=county&v=Nemaha

Cover Crop Field Day - September 9th

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A Nebraska Extension/NRCS Sponsored Cover Crop Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9th at the Ron Meyer Farm in western Nemaha County. The field day site is ¾ of a mile south of Highway 136 on 628 Avenue. Registration is at 9:30 with refreshments; followed by the program beginning at 10:00 a.m. Several individual cover crop species and cover crop mixes were planted in early August and are all up and growing and will be available for examination at the field day.  While pre-registration isn't required, it is encouraged for lunch and handout materials. To register contact Gary Lesoing at Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County at (402) 274-4755.  For more information see the Cover Crop Field Day Flyer (PDF, 1 pg, 111 KB) or our Field Day web page.

10th Annual Southeast
Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour

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The 10th Annual Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour will be on Friday, September 11, 2015.  The cost is $20 per person which includes lunch & transportation.  Deadline to register is September 8th.  Please call the Nemaha County Extension Office at 402-274-4755 or the Johnson County Extension Office at 402-335-3669 to register.  See the 2015 SE NE Diversified Ag Tour flyer (PDF, 1 pg, 332 KB) or SE NE Diversified Ag Tour webpage for more information.

Seventeen Year Cicadas Leaving Their Markcicada

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This summer marks the year that the periodical cicadas, the 17 year cicadas are emerging from the soil.  I am sure you have heard their deafening sound as you have driven through southeast Nebraska the past couple of months.  I remember 17 years ago (1997) when the cicadas emerged.  I was in my first year of Extension in Missouri at the time.  I could not believe how loud the sound the cicadas made.  There can be up to a million cicadas emerging per acre.

This phenomenon has been going on the past couple of months here in southeast Nebraska and I have heard from several people telling me that the cicadas have been everywhere.  Once they emerge, each adult may live for 5 or 6 weeks. . . . (Learn more, PDF, 1 pg, 120 KB)

Poultry Events Cancelled

On June 4, 2015, in an effort to prevent the spread of HPAI (Avian Influenza) the Nebraska Department of Ag cancelled all Poultry Events in Nebraska until January 1, 2016.  For more information about Avian Influenza, go to the Nebraska Department of Ag website

Nebraska Extension Poultry Events Cancelled News Release-June 4, 2015 (PDF, 1 pg, 33 KB)
State of Nebraska Department of Ag Cancels Poultry Events News Release-June 4, 2015 (PDF, 1 pg, 187 KB)

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 the necessary information online, including 4-H code of conduct forms and health forms.  To enroll go to:  ne.4honline.com.  A Step-By-Step Instruction Sheet (PDF, 14 pgs, 731 KB) and a Nemaha County Project List (PDF, 2 pgs, 210 KB) are available to help guide you through the process.

Agricultural Articles

Agricultural articles written by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County, are available on the Agricultural Articles page associated with this website.  For additional information and Crop Watch news see the Crops for the Future page

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.

Nemaha County Ag Line

Quarterly Ag Line Newsletters written by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County, are available on line on the Nemaha County Ag Line Newsletter 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.


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UNL Extension's BeefWatch

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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/

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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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