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While you can't prevent hail damage to your crops, you can prepare for it. Get the information you need to make timely management decisions relative to risk management, damage assessment, replanting, and cover crops at the Nebraska Extension Hail Know website.

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Meet Andrew Little, Extension Wildlife Specialist May 22, 2019

Are too many deer grazing your corn? Are the bats in your belfry a problem or a benefit? Working at the confluence of sometimes competing interests – wildlife conservation and agricultural production – Andrew Little helps identify and develop solutions to problems.

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2018 Saline County Wheat Variety Trials
Figure 1. Like these 2018 Wheat Variety Trials in Saline County, the 2019 trial just north of Fairbury will offer growers an opportunity to view current and experimental varieties and talk with wheat experts from the university and industry. (Photo by Randy Pryor)

Wheat Variety Tour June 13 Near Fairbury May 22, 2019

The first of the 2019 Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tours will be held Thursday, June 13, north of Fairbury. Growers and agribusiness are invited to view and compare current varieties and experimentals and hear presentations by wheat researchers.

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Mitiku Mamo

New Crops and Water Educator in Northeast Nebraska May 21, 2019

Welcome to Mitiku Mamo, the new Nebraska Extension educator for water and cropping systems in northeast Nebraska. His office will be in Dixon County at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord.

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South Central Weed Management Field Day is June 26 May 14, 2019

On-site demonstrations of herbicides for weed control in corn, popcorn, and soybean and a study on terminating cereal rye before and after planting soybean are among those to be featured at the university's South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center.

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Jeremy Milander, Nebraska Extension Educator

Welcome Jeremy Milander, New Northeast Crops Educator May 9, 2019

A new Nebraska Extension Educator, Jeremy Milander, will be working with four natural resource districts to develop an educational program on stabilizing groundwater nitrate in the Bazile Groundwater Management Area (BGMA).

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Chuck Hibberd (left), dean and director of Nebraska Extension, poses with J. Scott Angle, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, during the NIFA Hall of Fame ceremony April 25 in Washington, D.C. (USDA-NIFA)

Nebraska Extension’s Chuck Hibberd Inducted into NIFA Hall of Fame April 29, 2019

Chuck Hibberd, dean and director of Nebraska Extension, was recently inducted into the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hall of Fame for his exceptional contribution to the institute's mission.

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Figure 1. Stress levels are high in the farming community this year, given low commodity prices and widespread flood damage. An April 23 Nebraska Extension webinar looks at the causes of stress for farm families and offers strategies for managing stress to stay well.

Wellness in Tough Times Webinar for Farm and Ranch Families April 23 April 3, 2019

A free Nebraska Extension webinar ― Wellness in Tough Times ― will be offered at noon on April 23 to help farm and ranch families respond to the stressors brought on by the recent disasters and difficult economic environment.

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