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August 1st is the Deadline for:

Livestock Entries & Stalling Sheets & Fair Bedding Fees

Ordering State Fair Tickets  for 4-H Families

4-H Performing Arts Contest Entries

4-H Club Fair Booths

 

2014 Farm Custom Rates

The 2014 Nebraska Farm Custom Rate survey results are now available.  These surveys, conducted every two years, consist of two parts: Part I contains 110 spring and summer operations including tillage, fertilizing, planting, spraying and waste handling, and Part II contains 46 harvesting and 14 miscellaneous operations.  The rates are published online in UNL Extension Circular EC823, 2014 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates – Part I, and EC826, 2014 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates – Part II, at http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/sendIt/ec823.pdf and http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/sendIt/ec826.pdf.  The rates can also be accessed via the CropWatch website at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/economics/customrates or the Department of Agricultural Economics website at http://agecon.unl.edu/resource.html.  Printed copies are available for $3.75 at http://marketplace.unl.edu/.  The UNL Otoe County Extension office can also provide copies.

The 2014 Otoe County Fair will be August 10 - 13th - "Country Roots and Cowboy Boots!"

The Complete 2014 Official Fair Book was in the Monday, May 5th edition of the Penny Press. 

The Fair Book can also be found by clickng on the "Otoe County 4-H" in the red banner above along with other 4-H information or you can pick up a hard copy at the Extension Office.

 

 

Horticulture, Beef, Crops or Forage emails:

If you would like to receive emails on Beef, Crops, Forage or Horticulture please send us your email address and we will add you to our list serve.  Email your address to otoe-county@unl.edu.

Extension Updates:

Extension Educator Sarah Purcell writes Extension Updates on a variety of subjects.

 

Official Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commerical "Farmer"

Land Owners and Managers Update meeting on DVD

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Extension Highlights


Disaster Recovery Resources

We have complied a collection of resources to help those that have been affected by recent storms. More...


Raising Nebraska

State Fair's 'Raising Nebraska' Highlights Food and Families Who Grow It

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

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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 .


CropWatch Newslettercropwatchlogo

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

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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 


Educational Program Resources for Communities (Free)Community1

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

 

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Extension Webcasts

Market Journal logoMarket Journal
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

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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). 

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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.