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Upcoming Cedar County Programs

Beef Profit Workshop
Monday, February 2   
6:00 pm - Nebraska Extension Office Meeting Room, Hartington
A workshop to help beef producers evaluate their operations to make them more profitable through latest research information.

4-H Kick-Off Beach Party
Sunday, February 8

2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Coleridge Community Building
4-H members, clover kids, and their families are invited to kick-off the 2015 4-H year at a beach party.  Activities, food, and fun for everyone!  Will also learn about new 4-H Online registration.  RSVP by February 5.

Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshop
Wednesday, February 11
1:00 - 3:00 pm at Extension Office, Hartington
Landowners, managers, tenants, and other Agri-business professtionals will learn practical information and strategies to help understand the most recent trends in agricultural land values, rental rates, and the market outlook for real estate in 2015.

4-H/FFA Beef Weigh-In
Saturday, February 14

10:00 - 11:30 at Laurel Veterinary Clinic
4-H/FFA members wanting to participate in the Market Beef Rate of Gain Contest at the Cedar County Fair, Nebraska State Fair, or Ak-Sar-Ben, are required to weigh-in, tag and identify their beef at an official Extension weigh date. 

Private Pesticide Aplicators Training
Tuesday, March 3
1:00 pm - Knights of Columbus Hall, Hartington
Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEP) are required for individuals applying a restricted use pesticide (RUP) for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him/her or his/her employer.
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Save the Date:
edar County Fair:  July 15 - 19, 2015


Agricultural News Releases by Jim Jansen
♦  Deadline in Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs  (9-10-14)
♦  2014 Nebraska Cow-Calf and Stocker Rental Rates

Other Agricultural New Releases
Wheat Producers 2015 SCO Deadline  (9-10-14)

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights
Interview with Jim covering highlights of 2014 Nebraska Farmland Values   (*mp3)

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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...

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.