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- Food, Nutrition & Health
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- Animal Manure Management
- Water Climate Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
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- 2013 ESI and Beyond
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Fillmore County News and Events
Fillmore County Extension provides research-based information to Nebraskans! To learn more, read….
Short monthly narratives highlighting key programming Fillmore County Extension is involved.
Congratulations to the Green Team 4-H Club for completing their Community Service Project. Check out the celebration video!
Crochet & Cocoa Workshop
Cozy up over break and learn how to crochet a chunky scarf. Listen to holiday music and enjoy some holiday treats, including hot cocoa! Bring a skein of your favorite chunky yarn. Extra large crochet hooks will be provided. Please RSVP by calling the Extension Office at 402-759-3712 before December 19th.
All 4-H & FFA youth showing market beef need to weigh in at the Beef Weigh-In held January 11th from 8:00 -10:30 a.m. at the Geneva Vet Clinic. You must have your market beef weighed in order to show at the fair!
2013 Co-Parenting for Successful Kids (Brochure)
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an unbiased, research-based education class designed to help separating and divorcing parents cope with divorce and custody. Parents learn to answer the children's questions and keep their children safe and out of their conflict. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids strengthens communication skills that can improve interaction with children and the other parent.
Ag & Horticulture
Private Pesticide Applicator Dates
Has your certification expired for private pesticide applicator licensing? Now is the time to check the card that’s in your billfold to know for sure. If it is expiring this year, you should have received a letter about upcoming training dates, but if it’s been expired, you won’t receive a letter. You have multiple methods to take these classes that include in person, home study or online.
You can get a listing of statewide training dates and check on the status of your license or contact our office.
2013-14 Farmers & Ranchers College Programs (Download Brochure)
The Farmers & Ranchers College was formed in January, 2000 with the purpose of providing high quality, dynamic, up to date educational workshops for area agricultural producers in south central Nebraska through a collaborative effort between business, industry and higher education leaders.
-November 20, 2013 – Land Leasing Workshop– Shickley Community Building, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with registration at 8:45 a.m. (Information for young or new farmers will follow the leasing discussion.)**
-December 9, 2013 - “Positioning Your Business for Agriculture’s Next Decade” Featuring Dr. David Kohl Professor Emeritus, Dept. of AAEC, VA TECH at the Bruning Opera House - Bruning, NE at 1:00 p.m.
-January 28, 2014 – “Partners In Progress – Beef Seminar” at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., registration at 9:30 a.m. **
-March 18, 2014 - Agricultural Water Update at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Geneva from 0 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with registration at 9:45 a.m. **
** Programs are provided at no cost to the public, but registration is appreciated for a meal count. Please call the Fillmore Co. Extension Office at (402) 759-3712 one week prior to the program.
Check out pictures & the latest information from these programs!
Late Fall Seeding Risky
Cool season turfgrasses like Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type tall fescue are best seeded by September 15. While seeding might still be done successfully after October 1 with significant inputs and precautions, poor establishment and/or winterkill should be expected. Winterkill of all turfgrass plants can be through desiccation in dry windy areas, crown hydration in poorly drained areas, and/or direct low-temperature kill with dramatic temperature drops to extreme cold in the fall or winter. More at...
Fall Frost Dates
Many Nebraska corn and soybean fields were planted later than normal due to prolonged wet conditions last spring. Tapan Pathak, UNL Extension Educator for Climate Variability, summaries the earliest, latest, and average frost dates for Nebraska
Hail Damaged Corn and Ear Rot
Corn damaged from hail can not only be at risk of stalk rot, but ear rot can also be a concern. Ear rot conditions will impact corn storage risks and could lead to possibility of fusarium and micotoxins. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, discusses what you can look for and storage conditions key to limiting rot growth during storage. Additional information is available for Corn Disease Profile and Major Fusarium Diseases on Corn.
Opportunities for High Soybean Yields
On-farm research at the Soybean Management Field Days is providing insights to practices that can increase soybean yields. Greg Kruger, UNL Cropping Systems Specialists, discusses opportunities for increased yields based upon row spacing and plant populations. The Soybean Management Field Days are a joint effort of the Nebraska Soybean Board and UNL Extension.
UNL Extension's Hort Update
for October, 2013
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. Some topics featured this issue include: Kentucky bluegrass rust, late fall seeding risks and sodding, final fertilization, issues with over mulching, rabbit and deer protection, fall and winter watering, proper produce storage and more. Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update, Visit our web site for archived issues .
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
The December 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 December 2013
Check out the October issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals, features antibiotic use guidelines, emergency management planning for livestock operations, pasture rangeland forage insurance and multiple additional topics. You mail subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu
Programs for Communities (Free)
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....
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.
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).
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.