Monday Extension Report – August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

2016 Nebraska State Fair

The 2016 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island is in full swing through September 5. They put on a great show, if you can spare the time for a trip to Grand Island, I’m sure that you will enjoy yourself. You can find everything you need to know about the concerts, shows, exhibits and more online at

The 4-H static exhibits have been judged and Cherry County is faring well. The ribbon count is 8 purples, 10 blues and 3 reds. You can see all the results online at

Late Season Fly Control

Ranchers attending last weeks Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open house in Whitman were treated to some very informative presentations. One of those presenters was Dave Boxler, an Extension Educator based in North Platte who specializes in livestock entomology. I sat down with Dave and asked him what he is seeing in the field.

Hear our conversation on the BeefWatch Podcast.

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