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I Would Have Fired Me

Let’s just cut to the chase. I ran the pick-up off of a bridge. I may or may not have continued to go straight when I needed to turn. This is very far from my normal, but the Lord worked so hard on...

 
 By Anita Gail    Community    April 7, 2021

Master Gardener Tips for the Panhandle

Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations. Tread carefully to avoid soil compaction: As...

 

Yonts Water Conference Returns April 9

Each spring, as the planting season approaches, brings fresh questions about irrigation water: How much water will the mountain snowpack provide to the North Platte Valley? What’s the state of the irrigation infrastructure in the valley? What have...

 

New Nebraska Land Link Program Connects Land Seekers With Land Owners

A new Nebraska Extension program will work to connect new and beginning farmers and ranchers with retiring landowners who are interested in transitioning their land to a new owner. Nebraska Land Link is now accepting applications from interested...

 

UNL FOR FAMILIES: Cooking Dry Beans

In the early months of the pandemic, non-perishable foods like dry beans were flying off grocery store shelves. If you still have some packaged dry beans in your pantry, winter is the perfect time to...

 

Grain Bins Are Focus of Safety Week

LINCOLN – Nebraska farmers continue to be good stewards of the land, producing more bushels with less resources. Because of this increased efficiency, on-farm grain storage is on the rise. With...

 

I'd Be Safer in the Tractor

I have recently discovered why a majority of ranch women work offsite. I used to think it was about finances, retirement, career goals, etc. I don’t think any of these are the MAIN reason. Simply,...

 

4-H Gives Back

In celebration of Nebraska 4-H Month in February, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office in Cheyenne County and the Cheyenne County 4-H Clubs created volunteer bags for PlainsWest CASA....

 

Celebrating and Growing Nebraska Agriculture

From March 21-27, 2021 we celebrate National Agriculture Week in Nebraska. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the hard work our farmers and ranchers do to produce high-quality and affordable...

 

South Platte NRD March 9 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Rod Horn, General Manager for...

 

4-H Carnival Set for March 20

The Cheyenne County 4-H Council is excited to host the Annual Spring Carnival this year on March 20th from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds! The primary goal for the carnival is to...

 

Bachin' With the Cowpokes

As the Cowboy’s Wife was on her way out the door for a few days away to teach a Professional Development, she mentioned that if I had any ideas for an article this week, I was welcome to write it. S...

 

2021: Ag Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage for Corn Base Acres?

The deadline to enroll in Farm Programs is quickly approaching on March 15, 2021. Producers have the option to change enrollment between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC). But the question is, “which one should I...

 

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Nebraska Farmers, Livestock Producers Impacted by Recent Winter Storms

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical and financial assistance to help Nebraska farmers and livestock producers recover from damages brought on by winter storms Uri and Viola. Agricultural producers are encouraged...

 

When the Storm Rages

When a person chooses to live a life of agriculture it really is more than a livelihood, but truly a way of life. This means that when we drop into the arctic tundra temperatures, we must still get...

 

South Platte NRD Feb. 9 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held their monthly meeting at 5 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Discussed at the meeting were...

 

Agri-Plastics Adds Online shopping Option

Agri-Plastics, The Calf Housing Specialist, is proud to introduce calfhutchshop.com, an online shop for calf feeding products and accessories. As third-generation dairymen, the VanBuuren family knows the challenges with raising healthy dairy calves....

 

2021 Dry Edible Bean Day Today, Feb. 10

The 2021 Nebraska Dry Edible Bean Day will be a virtual event this February, featuring the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association’s annual meeting and updates on bean-related research in Nebraska. Dry Edible Bean Day is scheduled for 1 p.m....

 

High Plains Ag Lab virtual annual meeting set for Feb. 16

The annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Research Update and Advisory Board Meeting is going virtual for 2021. It will begin at 1 p.m. MST on Tuesday, Feb. 16, on the Zoom webinar platform. At the annual research update, the...

 

Webinar to Help Producers Better Understand Costs

LINCOLN — A Nebraska Extension webinar on Feb. 11 at noon will feature a panel discussion aimed at helping farmers and ranchers to better manage costs of production. The webinar will focus on where to find cost-of-production information,...

 

Researchers Map Ticks Across the State

After eons of landing on the legs and arms of humans and animals, ticks have landed smack-dab in the middle of the research interests of University of Nebraska–Lincoln master’s student...

 

UNL For Families:

Many eggs reach stores only a few days after being laid. Determining the freshness of eggs can be confusing at times, as some egg cartons feature two dates. The Julian date is the “pack date,” when the eggs were washed, graded and placed in the...

 

MEAN Elects Board Officers for 2021-22

LINCOLN – The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN), the wholesale power supply entity of NMPP Energy, elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2021-22 at its annual meeting Jan. 21. Those re-elected to one-year terms as...

 

Chemigation Certification Training

Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions in February and March at Alliance, Sidney, Bridgeport, and Scottsbluff. Training and testing will also be available online. Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and...

 

Webinar to Focus on Adding Value to Livestock Through Certification Programs

LINCOLN — Nebraska Extension’s upcoming Farm and Ranch Management webinar will focus on strategies for livestock producers to add value through approved certification programs. Consumers are...

 

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