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   Fillmore County News and Events

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**Fairbooks are in!!  Pick yours up at the office for $1.


NEW!!   Livestock Judging ClinicHorse Workshop, Garden Information,                     Farmland Values


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Fillmore County Fair: July 12-17, 2014  

2014 Fillmore County Fairbook
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Fillmore County Ag Society Web Site
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  • Make Cicero proud!  The Fillmore Co. public speaking contest will be held on April 22 at the Geneva Public Library.  For more information, go to the 4-H page or call the office at759-3712.
  • Livestock Judging Clinc:  A great opportunity to learn our kids skills at evaluation.
  • The state Design Camp is fast approaching.  Make sure you're in the know!




NEW!!   Farmland Cash Rent values are here!!


Progressive Agriculture Safety Day

Area 2nd through 6th graders are invited to attend Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on Thursday, May 29 2014 at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds.   Check out details and print off registration forms on the Ag. page.





  • Tractor Safety:  If you have a 14-15 year old that plans to drive a tractor for someone else, they are required to complete a tractor safety course.  We have details, including sites and contact info, listed on the Ag. page.



Livestock Judging Clinic (June 11):  A great opportunity for our youth to improve their evaluation skills.

Sheep Weigh-In and Tagging

In order to prepare for the 2014 Fillmore Co. Fair, the sheep weigh-in and tagging will be held on May 27 from 4-6 PM at the Fairgrounds.


NEW PEDV Swine Show Info
We have new information regarding PEDV (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) and how to prepare for the upcoming swine show season.



School / College

  • We have updated information regarding  CSI, as well as new college-scholarship information.



           Horticulture / Community    

  • The Special Horiticulture Project is now ready.  Stop in for seeds and info for this beautiful plant!    

  • We also have informatin about Conversations Over Coffee as well as the Community Garden.

  • NEW!!    Links to popular NebGuides.  Including: tomatoes, garden peppers, compost, fertilizing, lawn & turf, plus MORE!!


Horse / Progress Shows

  • This page will have up to date information about progress shows and livestock camps in Nebraska.  You can find links to printable fliers and entry forms!   Just one click away!!
  • Dates for distric horse shows and exhibitor levels.   All your horse information on one page!!





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 .

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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

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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 (

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 


Programs 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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