Calendar

Apr
21
Sat
Seward County Spring Clean Up
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your unwanted appliances including refrigerators, stoves, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, washers & dryers. Also accepting lawnmowers, grills (remove propane tap), bikes, scrap metals.

Electronics recycling including computers, monitors, tablets, laptops, phones & televisions.

**NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR TIRES ACCEPTED THIS YEAR**

Farm Beginnings Program
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Individual Classes of Farm Beginnings Program Starts This Saturday

This year NE Extension is making individual sessions of the Farm Beginnings program available to the public if they are interested. Classes are being held on different Saturdays at the Douglas County Extension office on 8015 West Center Rd. in Omaha.

If you are interested in attending this program, the cost is $25 a session, payable with a check or cash at the door. To register contact John Porter, Extension Educator in Urban Ag from Douglas County at (402) 444-7804 or Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County (402) 274-4755.

Future classes in Farm Beginnings in Douglas County this spring:
January 27, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Building Your Business Plan
• Farm Planning and Marketing – Paul Rohrbaugh, Natural Grass-fed Beef, Pasture Poultry and Egg Producer
• Travis Dunekacke – Niche Pork Producer and Marketer

February 3, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Marketing and Farm Planning & Farm Leases
• CSA Organic Vegetable Farm – Evrett Lundquist & Ruth Chantry (Common Good Farms)

February 9-10, 2018 – Healthy Farms Conference – Lincoln, NE

February 24, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Farming in Small Spaces
• Urban farming or space is limiting – John Porter – Extension Educator,UNL
• Farm Leases & other legal matters – Amy Swoboda – Legal Aid of Nebraska

March 3, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Financial Management
• Ralph Tate

March 17, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Farm Loan Opportunities and Crop Insurance
• Farm Loan Programs & Resources for Beginning Farmers – Karla Bahm from NE Department of Ag; NAP Crop Insurance, FSA Loans & Microloans, USDA Farm Service Agency Representatives – Wes Finkner or Gina Essink

March 24, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Marketing and Finances
• Organic Crops and Direct Market Poultry and Beef – Dave & Deb Welsch, West Blue Farms
• Enterprise Budgets for Entrepreneurs – Rex Nelson, Extension Educator-UNL

April 7, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Food Safety & Farmer’s Responsibility, Farming on an Acreage & SARE Resources
• Connie Fisk, Northwest Regional Extension Associate
• Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator Nemaha County & SARE State Coordinator

April 21, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – What Have We Learned?
• Farm Beginnings® Graduate Presentations

April 28, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Presentations of Farm and Business Plans by Farm Beginnings® Participants

Here is the link to the remainder of the Farm Beginning Sessions: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/nemaha/GarysPDFs/Farm%20Beginnings%20Brochure%202018%20Revised.pdf.

Apr
22
Sun
Star City BaconFest
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Bacon lovers, this is the news you’ve been waiting for: Star City BaconFest 2018 returns to the Capital City for the fourth year on April 22 at Lincoln’s Cornhusker Marriott Hotel.

Again this year, chefs from several popular area restaurants will offer up their creative bacon-infused samples of everything from sweet to savory –and about everything in between.

Doors will open at 4:30, with bacon sampling continuing until 7:00 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, with children 12 and under free. Ticket availability is limited, so purchasing early is strongly suggested. Tickets can be purchased on-line at starcitybaconfest.com.

Star City BaconFest is sponsored again this year by the Nebraska Restaurant Association (NRA) and the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA). Proceeds go toward scholarships for culinary students in Nebraska.

Throughout the evening, BaconFest attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite bacon-inspired treats. Additionally, prizes will be given away.

For more information, visit Star City BaconFest at starcitybaconfest.com.

Apr
24
Tue
Utica Commercial Club Meeting
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
26
Thu
CONCORDIA COACHES SHOW ON 104.9FM
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm
Apr
28
Sat
HOPE CRISIS CENTER 10K @ FAIRBURY CITY PARK
Apr 28 @ 7:30 am

730AM-Registration at Fairbury Community Building, Located in the City Park

830AM-Run/Walk start time at the City Park

Post-Run Pancake Feed (Free will offering) will be held at the Fairbury Community Building following the Run/Walk along with a prize drawing

*Cost is $20 per person. Pre-Registration by Friday, April 6th to save money! Price includes T-shirt and participation bag, which is guaranteed only if you pre-register.**Included in your registration is a chance to win one of the prize packages**

*This year there is an option to register online at www.raceentry.com and search for Hope Crisis Center or find the registration link on their facebook page.

*Add an additional $10 after April 6th.

All proceeds will support Hope Crisis Center

Farm Beginnings Program
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Individual Classes of Farm Beginnings Program Starts This Saturday

This year NE Extension is making individual sessions of the Farm Beginnings program available to the public if they are interested. Classes are being held on different Saturdays at the Douglas County Extension office on 8015 West Center Rd. in Omaha.

If you are interested in attending this program, the cost is $25 a session, payable with a check or cash at the door. To register contact John Porter, Extension Educator in Urban Ag from Douglas County at (402) 444-7804 or Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County (402) 274-4755.

Future classes in Farm Beginnings in Douglas County this spring:
January 27, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Building Your Business Plan
• Farm Planning and Marketing – Paul Rohrbaugh, Natural Grass-fed Beef, Pasture Poultry and Egg Producer
• Travis Dunekacke – Niche Pork Producer and Marketer

February 3, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Marketing and Farm Planning & Farm Leases
• CSA Organic Vegetable Farm – Evrett Lundquist & Ruth Chantry (Common Good Farms)

February 9-10, 2018 – Healthy Farms Conference – Lincoln, NE

February 24, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Farming in Small Spaces
• Urban farming or space is limiting – John Porter – Extension Educator,UNL
• Farm Leases & other legal matters – Amy Swoboda – Legal Aid of Nebraska

March 3, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Financial Management
• Ralph Tate

March 17, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Farm Loan Opportunities and Crop Insurance
• Farm Loan Programs & Resources for Beginning Farmers – Karla Bahm from NE Department of Ag; NAP Crop Insurance, FSA Loans & Microloans, USDA Farm Service Agency Representatives – Wes Finkner or Gina Essink

March 24, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Marketing and Finances
• Organic Crops and Direct Market Poultry and Beef – Dave & Deb Welsch, West Blue Farms
• Enterprise Budgets for Entrepreneurs – Rex Nelson, Extension Educator-UNL

April 7, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Food Safety & Farmer’s Responsibility, Farming on an Acreage & SARE Resources
• Connie Fisk, Northwest Regional Extension Associate
• Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator Nemaha County & SARE State Coordinator

April 21, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – What Have We Learned?
• Farm Beginnings® Graduate Presentations

April 28, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Presentations of Farm and Business Plans by Farm Beginnings® Participants

Here is the link to the remainder of the Farm Beginning Sessions: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/nemaha/GarysPDFs/Farm%20Beginnings%20Brochure%202018%20Revised.pdf.

Apr
29
Sun
BENEFIT FOR ROGER FOSTER @ 4H EXHIBIT BUILDING
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

SAUSAGE AND WAFFLES BY THE WAFFLEMAN

SILENT AUCTION

FREE WILL DONATION

HOSTED BY CWA LOCAL 7470 & FRIENDS OF THE FOSTERS

Apr
30
Mon
Ag-ceptional Woman of the Year nomination deadline
Apr 30 all-day

Each year, Northeast Community College recognizes the vital role that women play in agriculture and honors one individual each year during its AG-ceptional Women’s Conference.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2018 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year Award, which will be presented during the 10th Annual AG-ceptional Women’s Conference on Friday, November 16, in the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. The recipient will be featured in a video tribute sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.

Corinne Morris, dean of agriculture, math and science, said she looks forward to honoring all women in agriculture during the annual event. “This will be our 10th annual conference and we expect it to be the best conference so far!  At Northeast Community College, we recognize the contributions women make as advocates for agriculture, in their own operations, and in their communities. They make a difference and we want to provide a day to educate, motivate and celebrate these special people. The AG-ceptional Woman of the Year Award draws attention to the importance of their role in agriculture. We encourage you to nominate a deserving woman in agriculture for this award.”

The deadline for nominating the 2018 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year recipient is April 30. Nomination forms may be accessed at: www.northeast.edu/agceptional.

For additional information, contact Morris at (402) 844-7361.

May
1
Tue
Ignite the Flight Planning Meeting
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s time to start planning our 2018 Ignite the Flight event!