Monday Extension Report – September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014

Reminders for 4-Hers and their parents

Those interested in the 4-H Air Pistol program remember the informational meeting tonight at 7:30 at the Cherry County Extension Office.

Also, the deadline for turning in your Career Portfolios is coming up October 13. Those Career Portfolios are very helpful when the kids get older and start applying for things like National Honor Society and FFA positions and scholarships. All the information you need will be readily available and organized! Besides that, Career Portfolios are a competitive project, and you have a chance to win some pretty nice awards.

Natural needle drop on are pines

Many people have been noticing brown needles in the pine trees around the area. That is natural needle drop. Pine needles have a limited lifespan, somewhere between 2 to 5 years for most pines. Sometimes the annual needle drop goes unnoticed. Other times, like this year, the needle drop is more noticeable. It’s nothing to worry about. It happens every year, we just don’t always notice it.

State of Beef Conference: Rebuilding the Cowherd – November 4 &5 – North Platte, NE

Ranchers, the UNL Beef Team has a new statewide beef conference that will be held every-other-year opposite the Range Beef Cow Symposium. The theme of this year’s inaugural State of Beef conference is Rebuilding the Cowherd. The conference is November 4&5 at the Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte. Topic areas of the conference are:

  • Economic Considerations
  • Restructuring Breeding Systems
  • Expanding Production with Limited Resources
  • The Beef Industry of the Future

There will be Bull Pen Sessions the evening of November 4 and a trade show in conjunction with the conference.

Click here for the registration form. We also have them available at our office.

You can always call the extension office at 402-376-1850, for more information.


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