Making A Difference
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- 2012 - Year in Review
- 2013 Beef Systems
- Learning Child
- Guardianship/Conservator Training Program
- Crops - Youth Programming
- Agricultural Economics
- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water Climate Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
- ECAP - Entrepreneurial Communities
- 2013 ESI and Beyond
- NACO Institute of Excellence
Oct 15: In the next 1-3 weeks the links in the top red Menu bar will change. Some links will move and others will be added.
Buffalo County Extension Office
1400 E 34 Street
Kearney, NE 68847
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm M-F
Closed on Federal Holidays
Yard and Garden
Each week, Ted Griess, Horticulturist for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Buffalo County, writes articles that are published in the Life Section of the Kearney Hub on Saturday mornings. These articles are archived by year: Buffalo County Horticulture. The most recent article is listed below:
Backyard Farmer 60 Years, December 14, 2013 (pdf)
Getting Your Landscape Ready For Winter, November 30, 2013 (pdf)
Controlling House Mice, November 23, 2013 (pdf)
Fall vs Spring Garden Cleanup, November 16, 2013 (pdf)
Forcing Hardy Flower Bulbs to Bloom Early, November 9, 2013 (pdf)
Fall Leaf Color Change and Drop Cycles, November 2, 2013 (pdf)
Yard and Garden Cleanup and Record Keeping, October 26, 2013 (pdf)
Know Invasive and Noxious Plants, October 19, 2013 (pdf)
Winter Storage of Plants. Plan Well For Rest Period. October 12, 2013 (pdf)
Pumpkin, Squash, Gourd Differences, October 5, 2013 (pdf)
Nebraska Crop Production & Pest Management Information (CropWatch)
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a Website available that addresses many issues of crop management in Nebraska throughout the seasons. It is called CropWatch and is found at: httpL//cropwatch.unl.edu and along the left-hand menu of our Buffalo County Web page. On the main menu under Weather you will be able to get the current soil temperatures: http://cropwatch.unl.edu/web/cropwatch/cropwatchsoiltemperature. Browse through this Website for economic factors, crop research and production, precipitation and other weather information and research.
Land Owners and Managers
A digital workshop on land management, relations, and flexible cash leasing three-hour program is available through DVD purchase. The cost of the DVD is $10 each and includes the presentation plus shipping and handling, The objective of this program is to provide practical information and strategies to help Nebraska land owners, managers, and farm operators understand the most recent trends in agricultural land values, rental rates, family relations, contracts, and flexible cash lease provision use.The order form is available. (pdf 277 KB)
National Agricultural Statistics Service Summaries of Nebraska County and District Land Rent Summary
The most recently updated NASS summaries of Nebraska County land rents for irrigated, dryland, and pasture practices are available on the NASS USDA Webpage. Cash Rent Summaries
Please understand that this data represents an arithmetic mean only of the responses collected from land owners in the state. This data does not demonstrate the maximum or minimum values received; land owners and tenants should still consider their local land supply and demand, field characteristics/performance, and expectations/goals for their land investment when setting rents. These maps are informational and educational only.
Meeting Producer Needs for Risk Management Education
Volatile markets and challenging weather patterns are obvious risks agricultural producers have had to face in 2012. But they are just two of the many risks that producers must manage to successfully operate and grow their farms or ranches. Producers face numerous risks in several different areas, including production, price, financial, legal and human resource risk. Identifying issues and needs in each of these areas can help inform educators and tailor risk management education to producer needs. The North Central Risk Management Education Center at the University of Nebraska is one of five centers across the country competitively funded by the United States Department of Agriculture to carry out a comprehensive program of risk management education targeted to agricultural producers. Cornhusker Economics is published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resourses Department of Agriculture Economics.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Market Journal
The Market Journal is produced each week by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with support from the Nebraska Soybean Board. Extension specialist offer information regarding grain and livestock markets, grazing, and weather updates.
Horticulture Update from UNL
The Horticulture Update newsletter is designed to assist horticulture professionals with seasonal environmental topics. Brought to you by University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension staff, including Mary Anna Anderson, Fred Baxendale, Natalia Bjorklund, Sarah Browning, Kathleen Cue, John Fech, Kelly Feehan, Mary Jane Frogge, Vaughn Hammond, Laurie Hodges, Terri James, Elizabeth Killinger, David Lott, Zac Reicher, Jim Schild, Nicole Stoner, Amy Timmerman and Kim Todd. You can visit the UNL Website to view the archived issues.
Acreage Insights Newsletter
The Acreage Insights e-News from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Archived Issues are available.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln now has available for download a beef focused e-newsletter entitled UNL BeefWatch which will be published monthly. This is a way to receive current up-to-date beef information.
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.