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Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing

Jeanne Murray, Extension Educator Emeriti, will be in the Extension Office on Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to test the dial gauge on a pressure canner and check the seals on the canner lid.  No appointment is needed, just bring in your lid with a dial gauge and it will be immediately tested.  She will also be able to answer any canning questions.  For further information contact the Extension office at 308-762-5616.

Diabetes Management Class Offered by Nebraska Extension

Diabetes Management Class Offered by Nebraska Extension

The class, Control Diabetes for Life will be offered by Nebraska Extension at five locations in the North Panhandle:
Crawford Senior Center, 406 2nd Street, Tuesday July 7, 12:30-2:30 pm
Harrison Courthouse, 303 Main Street, Tuesday July 7, 4:00-6:00 pm
Chadron Extension, 250 Main Street, Wednesday July 8, 1:00-3:00 pm
Alliance Extension, 415 Black Hills Ave., Thursday July 9, 1:00-3:00 pm
Rushville Extension, 105 Loofborrow, Monday July 13, 1:00-3:00 pm

Those planning to attend need to register by July 6 with their County Extension office by calling 668-2428, 432-3373, 762-5616 or 327-2312. The Nebraska School Food Service Association has approved this session for two hours of Continuing Education Credits.

Topics of the program Get in Touch with Your Diabetes Self-Management are:  Health Coaches, Summertime Snack Fun and Food Safety for Those with Diabetes, along with other helpful hints. Participants also will receive several recipes adapted for diabetic diets.

Participants may sample a new recipe of a diabetic appropriate food. Team teaching the program will be Deborah Willcox, R.D., L.M.N.T., and Certified Diabetes Educator Stacie Petersen, R.N., B.S.N., both of Franciscan Care Services in West Point and Debra Schroeder, M.S., Nebraska Extension Educator for Cuming County.

For more information email Nebraska Extension Educator Jamie Goffena at jgoffena2@unl.edu.

Managing Market Risk: Protecting Profits in a Volatile Cattle Market Workshop

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a beef marketing workshop on June 30 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.

Join Dr. Jay Parsons, Dr. Kate Brooks, and Jessica Groskopf with Nebraska Extension, along with Dean Kamerzel with J.G. Elliot Insurance, as they present a beef marketing workshop on information and tools designed to help manage market risk, and develop a marketing plan to achieve your market risk management goals. Topics to be covered:

• Understanding risk preferences and setting marketing goals;
• Understanding available marketing tools;
• Hands-on simulation training;
• Livestock market outlook;
• Developing a marketing plan.

This workshop is made possible through the work supported by USDA/NIFA under award number 2012-49200-20032. There is no cost to attend, and a complementary meal will be provided as part of the event.

To pre-register please call the Nebraska Extension Office at 308-632-1260.

Other Locations include:
June 17th Crofton, NE
June 18th O'Neill, NE

Medicare Assistance July 15

Jeanne Murray will be in the Extension Office on Monday, July 15, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to provide assistance with Medicare questions and Medicare prescription drug plans as a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer.  Please call the office at 762-5616 for an appointment.

Cropping Systems Productivity Area Survey

What research-based, cropping systems information are you looking for now and what do you think you'll need in the future?  Please take a few moments to take this short survey assessing current and future needs.  Information provided will influence the future direction of UNL Extension programming and research.

Social Security Office Phone Number

The Social Security Office in Scottsbluff has a new phone number. It is 1-800-297-4291. You will need to use this number when you have questions about Social Security, redetermination information for Low Income Subsidy, for enrolling in Social Security and Medicare, and anything else concerning Social Security.

Farm Land Leasing Agreements, Reports, and Land Market Information

AgrAbility Helps Keep Farmers, Ranchers with Disabilities on the Farm

UNL Extension and Easter Seals Nebraska are partners in a program that helps farmers and ranchers with disabling injuries or other health-related conditions become independent enough to carry on and succeed at their profession. For more information, please see the High Plains Journal article on AgrAbility.

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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 

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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/

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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/).

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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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