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Master Gardener:

Some photography tips to capture great shots of your garden and landscape: Anytime is a good time to photograph something in your garden. But to improve your photography, early morning and late afternoon offer the best lighting of the day. Overcast...

 

UNL Conservation and Survey Division Appoints Dr. Mohamed Khail as Geoscientist in Scottsbluff

Dr. Mohamed Khalil has been appointed as geoscientist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Conservation and Survey Division (CSD), based at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in...

 

South Platte NRD Aug. 17 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Sydney Norris, Public Relations...

 

Panhandle Perspective: Managing Early Weaned Calves

This article and other research-based beef news are available on beef.unl.edu, Nebraska Extension’s beef cattle production website. Interviews with the authors of BeefWatch newsletter articles...

 

21st Century Hosts Ag Clinic

Joel Ahrens, Sidney Location Manager, delivers a presentation on the latest innovations in products and techniques and how these will help during this year's harvest at the Thursday, Aug. 19, "2021...

 

Nebraska Corn Board Elects Leadership During August Board Meeting

YORK – The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) elected four farmers to serve leadership roles at its recent board meeting on Aug. 19. The leadership roles are effective immediately and are yearlong in duration, with the possibility to be reelected. Jay...

 

Fortenberry, Thompson Discuss Future of Ag with University Leaders

LINCOLN — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, along with Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson of Pennsylvania, the ranking member of the house ag committee, joined university leaders on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus Friday for a town hall about the...

 

Nebraska Wheat Board Announces August Meeting

Lincoln — The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its next meeting Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE 69101. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT. During the meeting,...

 

On Nebraska Agriculture

Nebraska’s Third District is the number one agriculture district in the nation. This past week, I hosted an agriculture summit where I was able to engage directly with Third District producers to...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

Student interns who worked in Nebraska Extension offices throughout the state this summer have gotten a taste of careers in Extension by putting on experiential learning programs for local 4-H...

 

Deuel County Fair Results

Static Hall Special Recognition Awards Ryan Cheleen: Home Environment - Pencil Sketch of a Tractor, Plant Science - Field Crops, Science and Technology -  Woodworking, Nailing it Together 3D Barn Lauryn Stanley: Plant Science - Desert Garden, Health...

 

Ricketts Appoints New Directors to Wheat Board

Lincoln, NE— Governor Pete Ricketts recently appointed Kent Lorens from Stratton as director for District 4 and Jared Sayer from Cambridge as director for District 5 to the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB).  Kent will be serving his second term as Distr...

 

Husker Researcher Part of Multi-University Effort to Improve Ag Decision Making

Lincoln — The use of “digital twins,” virtual copies of physical objects and operations, is gaining steam across a wide range of industries. Updated constantly with real-time data, these...

 

Master Gardener Tips for the Week

Two canning methods for produce: Are you planning to can some of your garden produce? Garden produce can be preserved by two canning methods, the water-bath or the pressure canner. Water-bath canning is for produce with high acidity, like pickles,...

 

Aug. 5 Webinar On Early Weaning Calves to Cover Nutrition, Management Practices

LINCOLN — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will host a webinar on early weaning beef calves at noon on Aug. 5. Early weaning can be a helpful management practice for many cow/calf operations, especially...

 

South Platte NRD July 13 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Ryan Reisdorff, Water Resources Sp...

 

State Department of Agriculture Announces Cicely Batie as Agency's New Assistant Director

LINCOLN – Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman has announced the hiring of Cicely Batie for the position of assistant director. Batie, who has education and experience in...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

Three college students from different parts of Nebraska are spending the summer in the Chadron area of northwest Nebraska, learning while helping strengthen the community through the University of...

 

Local Teachers Connect with Agriculture at National Conference

LINCOLN– With support from Lancaster County Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation hosted eight Nebraska teachers and volunteers at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference...

 

Nebraska Water Center Conference Hits the Road This August for Scottsbluff

After postponement in 2020, the Nebraska Water Center’s annual conference will return this August. Entitled “The Shape of Water in Western Nebraska,” the conference will be held Monday, Aug. 16...

 

Cheyenne County Fair Open Class Rules and Regulations

The Cheyenne County Fair is conducted under the direction of the Cheyenne County Fair Board. While the greatest possible care will be exercised by the management to protect the patrons of the fair,...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

The commitment of generations of dedicated soil scientists in maintaining and managing the historic Knorr-Holden Plot near Scottsbluff for more than a century came to fruition in a recently published...

 

Community Facilities and Essential Services in Nebraska

LINCOLN -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Acting State Director in Nebraska Kim Martini today announced that USDA is investing $650,000 to equip, rebuild, and modernize essential services in rural areas throughout Nebraska....

 

Spring Has Sprung: Vegetable Gardening 103

Finding the right spot for your garden, laying out your beds and preparing your soil can be grand adventures. As I have mentioned before, I do not care for weeding my garden, so using weed proofer...

 

South Platte NRD June 8 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, June 8, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Thad Kuntz P.G., Adaptive...

 

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