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Temperatures rebound

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
KIMBALL, Following a week of bitter cold, temperatures across the tri-state region returned to near-normal last week. After a couple of days of pleasantly warm, sunny conditions, a slow-moving weather front moved through the region, bringing brisk and chilling north winds and a bare sprinkling of extremely light precipitation.
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Financial health workshops

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Financial Health Check workshops are scheduled for Bridgeport and Scottsbluff in December, as part of UNL Extension's 2014-15 Farm and Ranch Risk Management Series.
Meeting locations and times: Dec. 9, Bridgeport: 9-11 am. at the Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 Main.
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Scotts Bluff County 4-H achievement celebration

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Scotts Bluff County 4-H leaders and members were honored at the annual Achievement Celebration held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell.
The Scotts Bluff County Junior Leaders 4-H Club and their leaders presided over the event, assisted by Jana Schwartz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension 4-H youth associate, and Kelley Rice, associate
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Cow-calf commentary: Let them eat organic!

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
I've no idea whether the French Revolution is covered anymore in public education. To the extent that it may be, I suspect it's taught as Zinnian revisionist history.
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Western Sustainable Ag Crop and Livestock Conference Dec. 6

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
OGALLALA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension is hosting a Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference on improving soil health through cover crops and crop diversity Dec. 6 at Ogallala.
Cover crops and soil health, field peas, cropping practices' effects on insects, alternative enterprises and a program for women in ag are among the sessions planned for the eighth annual conference.
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Livingston re-elected Farm Bureau president

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
SHERIDAN, WYO. (AP), Perry Livingston, of Sundance, has been elected to a 10th term as president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.
Livingston and his family run a cow/calf operation in Crook and Weston Counties.
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Harvest winds down as bitter cold arrives

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
KIMBALL, A frigid "polar vortex" of cold air flowed down from the north last week and invaded pretty much the entire continental U.S., sending temperatures plummeting.
Across the tri-state region, temperatures fell to 20 to 40 degrees below normal for the week.
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Regional 4-H agent receives national award

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Megan Brittingham claims to "bleed green", which sounds like a strange symptom of some rare disease, but is actually her way of saying she truly loves 4-H.
In October, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents honored Brittingham with the Achievement in Service Award for her contributions to state and local chapters.
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Cornhusker Economics Outlook meeting in Gering Nov. 24

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
LINCOLN, The 10th annual Cornhusker Economics Outlook meeting series comes to Gering on Nov. 24, one of five locations across the state, and will focus on ag outlook and management decisions for farmers and ranchers.
The Gering meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. until noon Nov. 24 at the Gering Civic Center.
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Cow-calf commentary: The phases that we meet

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
As the first hard ice forms on stock tanks, this is a good opportunity to talk a little bit about nature's wonder molecule, water.
Ice is, after all, frozen water.
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Endowment fund fuels UW Extension special projects

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., Representatives of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation hope an endowment for use by University of Wyoming (UW) Extension educators will energize and extend the vision of the foundation and the University of Wyoming across the state.
Mary (Ellbogen) Garland, president and chair of the foundation, announced the endowment, expected to generate $35,000 a year, during extension's annual training
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UW Extension, Farm Service Agency offer farm program information series

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland, Wyo. and end Dec. 19 in Gillette, Wyo.
The University of Wyoming Extension and the Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) offer the sessions.
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