University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension in Nemaha County
It's not uncommon for farms to have troublesome areas where corn and soybean yields don't quite measure up due to various physical features because of their vulnerability to soil erosion. These underutilized areas and marginal lands might be better suited for establishing perennial bioenergy grasses, especially switchgrass. Field days on Aug. 19 at Beaver Crossing, NE and Aug. 20 at Dawson, NE will provide information on the agronomics, economics, and sustainability of biomass production of switchgrass and other perennial bioenergy grasses. The field day near Dawson will be at a field on the Ben Steffen Farm, west of Highway 75. The field days are sponsored by CenUSA Bioenergy, a multi-state USDA-sponsored research project, focusing on the use of perennial bioenergy crops in the Midwest. There is no fee to attend the field days, but preregistration is encouraged for meal planning purposes. Registration includes complimentary noon lunch, refreshments, and field day materials. More information can be found at the UNL Extension Bioenergy Feedstock webpage.
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A No-Till/Cover Crop Field Day is planned for Wednesday, August 27th at the Tom Howe farm west of Highway 75 in Richardson County. Registration & refreshments begin at 9:30 am. There is no charge to attend. Information regarding the program and directions are available by downloading the 2014 No-Till/Cover Crop Field Day Flyer (PDF, 1 pg, 169 KB). Pre-registration is encouraged to help with lunch plans. If you have questions or to pre-register, contact the Nemaha County Extension office at 402-274-4755.
The 9th Annual Southeast NE Diversified Ag Tour will be Friday, September 5, 2014. For more information go to the Southeast NE Diversified Ag Tour webpage.
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.
2014 4-H Enrollment Forms
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...
A new exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair will connect consumers with the farmers who raise and grow their food. "Raising Nebraska: Your food and the families who grow it" is a permanent, year-round agricultural exhibit located in the new Nebraska Building on the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. Full Story.
Southern Rust Confirmed
Nebraska has its first case of southern rust. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, explains why it is important producers differentiate southern rust from common rust. Tamra also explains why certain growers might not want to treat this early in the season.
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 August 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 August 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....
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- The Learning Child
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- Food, Nutrition & Health
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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.
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.