Nebraska Extension - Gage County
August 2021 Newsletter
In This Issue:
- Office Closed - Labor Day
- Yard & Garden- Podcast
- Ag Land and Leasing Management Workshop
- Garden Pests
- Yard and Garden
- In the Garden
- Gage County Fair Wrap-up
- 2021 Beatrice Garden Produce Rescue
Water and Integrated Cropping Systems- Nathan Mueller
- Southern Corn Rust found in Southeast Nebraska
- Defoliating Insects in Soybeans
Yard and Garden with Nicole- Podcast
Yard and Garden- July 16, 2021
This is the Q&A for the Yard and Garden show for July 16, 2021. Yard and Garden Live is a call-in radio show I do on KUTT 99.5 FM from 10-11:30 am and it will run through July 30, 2021. It can also be found on kutt995.com for online listening. If you missed a show or just want to read through the questions, I have written them all in my blog and will continue to do so throughout the season.
Guest Host: Kyle Broderick, Plant Pathology Extension Educator at UNL
4-H & Youth Development - Jacie Milius, Extension Educator
Gage County Fair Wrap Up
Congratulations to exhibitors, families, and participants. Your many hours of hard work, sportsmanship, and teamwork throughout the week did not go unnoticed! This was a week to celebrate not only 150 years of the Gage County Fair, but what 4-H and FFA youth have learned and achieved.
4-H and FFA youth exhibited over 1000 livestock, poultry, rabbits, small animals, and horses and nearly 2,000 static exhibit entries.
Thanks to Riverview Jr. Stockmen 4-H Club for presenting Championship Row and Gerlach Inc. Commodity Futures and Options Brokerage and Gerlach Show Pigs for sponsoring. This is such a special way to showcase 4-H and FFA livestock exhibits.
The support of award donors is vital to the recognition of the success of 4-H and FFA youth. Our thanks to over 150 businesses and organizations in the county who give so generously.
Thanks for believing in the value of rewarding youth for their accomplishments.
We would also like to thank all of our club leaders, superintendents, and volunteers for helping in various capacities throughout the week of fair. This was a team effort and we sincerely appreciate all of your help!
A big thank you to the Gage County Ag Society and the Gage County 4-H Council for all of your help leading up to fair and your behind the scenes work. Your dedication to Gage County youth helped make this fair beyond successful.
See you next year at the 2022 Gage County Fair and Expo, July 27-July 30!
Food, Nutrition & Health - Tara Dunker, Extension Educator
2021 Beatrice Garden Produce Rescue
Interested in donating your extra produce? Bring your whole, washed garden extras to one of our community drop locations from mid-May to mid-October any time that drop location is open for business.
Current participating drop locations (adding more every day!):
-Beatrice Public Library
-Beatrice Farmers' Market (Thursday evenings)
-Beatrice Mary Family YMCA
-Gage County Extension Office (on the fairgrounds)
-Beatrice Community Hospital System (this drop location is available to BCH employees only)
Follow along at our Facebook page- 2021 Beatrice Garden Produce Rescue