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.
Publications from UNL Extension in Holt/Boyd Counties for 2013
Join us on Facebook and Twitter
The Holt-Boyd County Extension offices have both a facebook and twitter pages. We encourage you to join and receive reminders and updates of upcoming activities. Check us out
Ask an Extension expert from Iowa State University or the University of Nebraska–Lincoln about recovering cropland from flooding.
Food, Fuel, Water Photo Contest
Win one of three iPads
Picture your favorite photo representing food, fuel or water in Nebraska. Now picture it on a new iPad.
You can be entered to win an iPad by submitting your best digital photographs taken in the state of Nebraska representing food, fuel and water to Nebraska Innovation Campus and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by November 1, 2012.
The contest is part of an upcoming groundbreaking event celebrating the start of construction of the core facilities at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Wheat Board.
Submit a digital photo through the form on the right by 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2012. One winning photo will be selected from each of three categories: Food, Fuel or Water
Photos must have been taken in the state of Nebraska within the past three years - not prior to November 1, 2009. A panel of professional photographers will help determine the winners. All digital files must be five megabytes or smaller, must be in JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).
Timeline: Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2012.
"Nebraska Waters" Photography Contest
Photos of Nebraska streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and/or plants, insects, and wildlife associated with the water are now being accepted for use in an educational game called, "Stormwater Sleuth," being designed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Stormwater Management Team! If one or more of a contestants' photographs are selected for use with the game, the contestant will be credited as the photographer on each photo, will receive one Stormwater Sleuth Kit when development is complete, and his/her name will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card to Best Buy.
All photos must be submitted no later than Friday, November 30, 2012, to be eligible to win.
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 email@example.com 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.