Making A Difference
Impact Summary Reports
- 2012 - Year in Review
- 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
- ESI and Beyond
- NACO Institute of Excellence
In the next few weeks and months you will begin to notice some changes in the Extension webpage layout and some familiar links will be moved to new locations. No links or information will be eliminated just relocated.
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:
Emerald Ash Borer & Japanese Beetle, June 15, 2013 (pdf 220 KB)
White Fringe Tree, June 8, 2013 (pdf 243 KB)
Why Birds Crash Into Windows, June 1, 2013 (pdf 255 KB)
Bleeding Heart Vine, May 25, 2013 (pdf 496 KB)
Instructions On Planting Trees, May 18, 2013 (pdf 201 KB)
Heirloom, Hybrid & Grafted Tomatoes, May 11, 2013 (pdf 150 KB)
Controlling Weeds, May 4, 2013 (pdf 126 KB)
Rejuvenating Shrubs, April 27, 2013 (pdf 136 KB)
Snapdragons, April 20, 2013 (pdf 225 KB)
Backyard Farmer, April 13, 2013 (pdf 281 KB)
Protecting the Pollinators, April 6, 2013 (pdf KB)
Fairy Gardens, March 27, 2013 (pdf 406 KB)
Plants from Seeds in Early Spring, March 23, 2013 (pdf 254 KB)
Seed Selection and Soil Temperatures, March 16, 2013 (pdf 123 KB)
Ideal Time To Prune Trees. March 2, 2013 (pdf 270 KB)
NebGuide, Perennials in Water-Wise Landscapes, February 23, 2013 (pdf 162 KB)
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.
Crop Diagnostic Clinics Schedule
Agribusiness professionals and crop producers will take a close-up look at field conditions, research and techniques at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's summer Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics.Topics on July 17 include: Corn Crop Canopy, Light Interception, and Grain Yield; Corn Silage, An Efficient and Economical Use of Corn Residue; and other topics. A totally different program on July 18 addresses Sex in the Corn Field: What Really Goes On Out There?; Evaluating Efficacy of Tank Mixing Herbicides for Hard-to-Control Weeds in Corn; and five additional topics. An August 28 clinic addresses Soil and Water Health topics including Cover Crops for Improving the Soil; Infiltration Test and Organic Matter; and others. For more information or to register, contact the ARDC CMDC Programs, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033, call 800-529-8030, fax 402-624-8010, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.
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 June 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/).
Rain Garden Design
Rain gardens are aesthetic and functional landscape features that retain rainwater, provide beauty and habitat, and can reduce water runoff from your property. Water collected in the rain garden slowly infiltrates into the soil to support plant growth and lessen runoff into storm drains according to UNL Extension Specialists Tom Franti and Steve Rodie. Homeowners can learn more from the new “Rain Garden Design” interactive Extension publication.
UNL BeefWatch Newsletter
Check out the second (June) issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. Subscribe to receive monthly updates direct to your email inbox.
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.