Centennial Splash

Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) classes....

February 2nd - York - 1:30 p.m.  4-H Building, York Fairgrounds

February 19th - Seward - 9:00 a.m.  Harvest Hall, Seward Fairgrounds

February 23rd - York - 1:30 p.m.  4-H Building, York Fairgrounds

March 11th - Osceola - 1:30 p.m.  Exhibit Building, Polk Fairgrounds

March 12th - York - 6:30 p.m.  4-H Building, York Fairgrounds





New Beef Resource for 4-H Exhibitors

A comprehensive guide for youth participating in beef projects.  See link for more information.
Beef Manual


Emerald Ash Borer

EAB is able to kill all ash trees, regardless of their health, age or size. It has killed more than 50 million ash trees already in the U.S. and will be a serious threat to Nebraska's 54 million ash trees when it arrives in the state. Click on the Nebraska Forest Service link on the Emerald Ash Borer to find out more information.

Nebraska Farmland Values Remain Steady - published March 19, 2014

Even with the strong increases in farmland values over the past several years and the reduction in commodity prices experienced during 2013, agricultural land markets in Nebraska remained steady early in 2014. These are preliminary findings from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2014 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey. Land Value and Cash Rental Rates

Educational Opportunities

Visit the Seward County Leadership Development web page to learn who the members are and what's happening with the Seward County Leadership Development class of 2012-13.

Seward County Leadership is a program developed and directed by University of Nebraska Extension's LEADING LOCALLY - Building Entrepreneurial Communities team. Monthly seminars will begin on September 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and continue on the 3rd Thursday of each month through April.

Contact UNL Extension in Seward County at dennis.kahl@unl.edu for more details.

Social Media & Mobile Technology Webinar Series

Here are several FREE Social Media & Mobile Technology Webinar Recordings that were presented in partnership by Penn State, Ohio State and University of Nebraska Extension.

Recordings and PDF's

Seward County News Releases

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Extension Highlights

Disaster Recovery Resources

We have complied a collection of resources to help those that have been affected by recent storms. More...

Marketing 2014 Calves

With current price levels, cow/calf producers could see good profits when selling 2014 calves. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, outlines a few options to consider when thinking about marketing this year's calf crop. UNL's Beef website features more information on Livestock Risk Protection Insurance and determining costs of production.

Storing Distillers Grains

Distillers grains have become much cheaper, compared with earlier in the year. Aaron Stalker, UNL Extension beef range systems specialist, explains why using distillers grains could benefit producers – if they can properly store the product. More resources on storing distillers grains can be found here.

UNL Extension's Hort Update for August 18, 2014

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An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items.  Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update,  Visit our web site for archived issues .

CropWatch Newslettercropwatchlogo

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 for September 2014


The 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/).

UNL Extension's BeefWatch for September 2014

Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu 

Educational Program Resources for Communities (Free)Community1

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....

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Extension Webcasts

Market Journal logoMarket Journal
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

BYF logo Backyard Farmer
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). 

Ag Almanac logo Ag Almanac
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.