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Welcome to Clay County


2015 4-H Enrollment - Deadline:  April 1, 2015

New this year:  all Nebraska 4-H members will be enrolling into the 4-H program online. The direct site address is ne.4honline.com.  Once at the site you will be directed to set up a profile for the family then enter individual members, club, and projects. The medical portion is optional.  The registration fee of $5 per member or $10 per family will still apply and can be payable to the office in order for your enrollment to be accepted.  Clubs may choose to collect the fees and trun them in at one time. 

Online Enrollment  - step by step guide

Member Project List


Upcoming 4-H Events

Feb. 1 - 1pm,  Shooting Sports Sign up; Fairgrounds
Feb. 7  - 9am-11am, Beef Weigh in, Sutton Vet Clinic
February 16 - First week of shooting sports practice
March 29 - 5:30pm, Shooting Sports Banquet

Upcoming Ag Events

January 22 - 2015 Sorghum Symposium, Grand Island
January 27 - Cow/Calf College - Partners in Progress; Clay Center; 9:30pm
January 31 - South Central Cattlemen, Bull Bonanza - Bulls on Main Street, Red Cloud
February 4 - "Ag: Trends, Topics & Tomorrow" Damian Mason, Fillmore County Fairgrounds, Geneva
February 14 - South Central Cattlemen & Cattlewomen Valentine's Day Banquet, Hastings
February 25 - Precision Ag Workshops - Clay Center


Pesticide Safety Education Program

Private Applicators Training for producers who apply pesticides on their own farm.  May attend any of these locations or may also attend Crop Production Clinics.

Jan. 27 - 9:00am, Fairgrounds, Hastings.
Jan. 29 - 8:00am, Fairgrounds, Aurora
Feb. 2 - 1:30pm, 4-H Building, York
Feb. 3 - 9:00am, Fairgrounds, Minden
Feb. 3 - 9:00am & 1:30pm, Fairgrounds, Clay Center
Feb. 9 - 9:00am & 1:30pm, American Legion, Nelson
Feb. 11 - 1:00pm, Dick's Place, Lawrence
Feb. 17 - 9:00am, College Park, Grand Island
Feb. 17 - 9:00am & 1:30pm, Fairgrounds, Geneva
Feb. 18 - 9:00am & 1:30pm, Courthouse, Hebron
Feb. 23 - 1:30, 4-H Building, York
Feb. 23 - 1:30pm, Venture Center, Central City
Feb. 24 - 9:00am, Fairgrounds, Hastings
Feb. 24 - 9:00am, Webster Co. Museum, Red Cloud
Feb. 25 - 6:00pm, College Park, Grand Island
Mar. 4 - 7:00pm, Venture Center, Central City
Mar. 4 - 1:30pm, Syngenta Meeting Room, Phillips
Mar. 10 - 6:30pm, Fairgrounds, Hastings
Mar. 11 - 9:00am, College Park, Grand Island
Mar. 11 - 6:30pm, community Center, Blue Hill
Mar. 12 - 6:30pm, 4-H Building, York
Mar. 26 - 1:00pm, Fairgrounds, Bladen






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 BeefWatch

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 

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


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 Hort Update

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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 .

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....


Making A Difference


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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.

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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). 

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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.