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Tractor Safety Class to be held May 28 and 29, 2014 at the Haskell Ag Lab, Concord.

 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Tractor Safety/Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at seven locations in Nebraska during May and June.  Any 14 or 15-year-old teen who plans to work on a farm other than their parents' should plan to attend.  Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm for anyone other than their parents.   Certification through the course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with mechanized equipment.

       The most common cause of death in agriculture accidents in Nebraska is overturn from tractors and all-terrain-vehicles (ATVs), said Sharry Nielsen, UNL Extension Educator. Tractor and ATV overturn prevention are featured in the class work.

       Classes consist of two days of instruction plus homework assignments. Classes are from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. each day. Will be held on May 28-29, Haskell Ag Lab, Concord.

       Pre-registration is strongly encouraged by May 10, 2014 to the UNL Dixon County Extension Office 57905 866 Road, Concord, NE 69828.  Cost is $60, which includes educational materials, testing, supplies, lunches and breaks. For more information, contact the Extension Office 402-584-2234 or Keith Jarvi at kjarvi1@unl.edu.

Tractor Safety Registration Form     Parental Consents Form

Making Money Camp Planned for Wayne 

Across the region youth are starting up their own businesses and making money right from home. For students going into the 5th through the 8th grades, a two-day Making Money Camp may be for you.  Participants will learn about many of the skills needed to be successful entrepreneurs.  You'll develop a business plan, borrow money from a banker, design advertising and marketing slogans; decide how to price a product and figure profit and loss, all in a simplified and fun way.

Each camper will make products to sell to customers at the Camp Marketplace. Tours of local entrepreneurial businesses will also be included.

The Making Money Camp is being offered this year on June 5 and 6 at Wayne State College in Benthak Hall 

Registration deadline is May 28th and each camp is limited to 30 participants.

For more information check out the Making Money Flyer and complete the Health Form. 

 

Managing Cropping Challenges

Grain Storage Tips Check out this article on Grain Storage Tips and check out the CropWatch site for more information.

Dixon County Results from the Nebraska State Fair

2014 Dixon County Fair Dates:  

July 26-30, 2014

2013 Dixon County Fair Results

Dixon County 4-H Fairbook

Dixon County Open Class Fairbook   

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Land Manager's Program DVD

Adjustments for Next Year's Pasture Leases

Drought Information 

Cash Rents for Cropland

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Land Prices and Cash Rent

Cropland Values

 

  


Extension Highlights


UNL Extension: 2013 Statewide Impact Report

An Important resource for all Nebraskans: Why Extension? Nebraskans trust, value and use the unbiased, research-based knowledge of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to solve important problems and create real-life opportunities. UNL Extension is uniquely positioned, as a part of the land-grant university system, to create robust learning resources delivered across our statewide network of Extension professionals that improve Nebraskan's lives and livelihoods helping all of Nebraska grow and prosper.  More…


Dr. Wayne Moore named Associate Director/Associate Dean - UNL Extension

It is our pleasure and honor to announce that Dr. Wayne Moore has accepted our offer to join UNL Extension as our Associate Director/Associate Dean.

Dr. Moore has extensive experience as an Extension Specialist, Regional Director for the University of Missouri Extension, Vice President and Director of Internal Communications for the American State Bank in Lubbock, Texas and, most recently, as District Director for Purdue Extension. Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in Consumer Economics from Texas Tech University, M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Millersville State University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Biblical Counseling from Lancaster Bible College.

Dr. Moore will begin his duties as Associate Director/Associate Dean on February 1, 2014. Please welcome Dr. Moore to UNL Extension!!!


UNL Extension's Hort Update for March, 2014Ash Bore

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-NewsAcreageInsights

The April 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 April 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 

 


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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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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.