Centennial Splash


Nebraska Extension Educator Doug Anderson will offer local training for persons who wish to become certified or re-certified to purchase restricted use pesticides for private use. The times and locations of training are:
  • February 4 @ 1:30 p.m. in St. Paul (Howard County Fairgrounds, North Hwy 281)
  • February 10 @ 1:30 p.m. in Loup City (Community Center, 803 O Street)
  • February 11 @ 1:30 p.m. in Ord (Valley County Fairgrounds, 801 S Street)
  • February 18 @ 1:30 p.m. in Greeley (Goodrich Building, 105 W O'Connor)
  • March 18 @ 9:00 a.m. in Scotia (Community Center, 104 South Main Street)

Pre-registration is not required and a $30 fee will be collected at the door. If re-certifying, please bring your NDA letter to the training. For anyone unable to attend a training class, a self-study course is available for $60 at your local extension office. To see a complete schedule of all Nebraska private pesticide (PSEP) training sessions by county, go to http://pested.unl.edu/privateschedule.

Chemigation Training will also be offered on March 18 in Scotia, beginning at 1:30 p.m. If you have questions about pesticide safety education or chemigation, please call the UNL Extension Office in Ord (308-728-5071).

4-H and FFA Beef Weigh Days Announced

Nebraska Extension in the Central IV Area has scheduled five dates for weighing and tagging market beef project animals. An early weigh-in was held December 27, but there are still options available. 

Additional beef weigh-in dates:
  •  Feb. 7 at the St. Paul Vet Clinic 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  •  Feb. 8 Lambrecht farm 5 miles North of Loup City 1 – 3 p.m.
  •  Feb. 14 Valley County Fairgrounds in Ord 12 – 2 p.m.
  •  Feb. 15 Mosier's Feedlot South of Spalding 1 – 2:30 p.m.

4-H and FFA market beef steers and heifers must be weighed and tagged at one of these weigh days in order to be eligible to show at the Greeley, Howard, Sherman or Valley County Fair. At each weigh-in location, DNA will be pulled for State Fair and AkSarBen at a cost of $6 per animal if requested by the family.

If you have questions about beef weigh-in or 4-H membership, contact Doug Anderson at the Nebraska Extension Office in Loup City, 308-745-1518.

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Disaster Recovery Resources

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Marketing 2014 Calves

With current price levels, cow/calf producers could see good profits when selling 2014 calves. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, outlines a few options to consider when thinking about marketing this year's calf crop. UNL's Beef website features more information on Livestock Risk Protection Insurance and determining costs of production.

Storing Distillers Grains

Distillers grains have become much cheaper, compared with earlier in the year. Aaron Stalker, UNL Extension beef range systems specialist, explains why using distillers grains could benefit producers – if they can properly store the product. More resources on storing distillers grains can be found here.

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 .

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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/

Acreage Insights e-News for September 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 September 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....

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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.

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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.