Nebraska Extension in Gage County
November 2017
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Your Monthly News & Updates
The Nebraska Grazing Land Coalition and Nebraska Extension 

The U.S. Beef Cattle Production Journey: 
The Destination is Us To Us

Thursday, November 16, 2017
5 pm - 9 pm
Southeast Community College, Jackson Hall Conference Room, Beatrice, NE

Control Your Weeds in the Fall

Weeds in the lawn will drive us crazy through the whole summer, but don't forget about them yet. Fall is the best time to treat for broadleaf weeds, even though we don't notice them as much now because they are done blooming for the year. Perennial broadleaf weeds including dandelions, creeping Charlie or ground ivy, and clover are best controlled in the fall once the weeds have begun their preparations for winter.

FAMACHA: Diagnostic Tool for Worm Control of Sheep & Goats

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00-10:30 AM
Gage County Extension Office
1115 W. Scott St., Beatrice, NE

Pumpkins Gone Crazy

Pumpkins are great for eating and for decorating homes for Halloween and Thanksgiving. People seem to go crazy for all of the different edible pumpkin ideas. I even use products to make my house smell like pumpkins. The pumpkin industry is huge in the United States.
Beef Production: BQA Training

Program Topics:
-          BQA Training and Update
-          Certification is good for three years and costs $20 per person.

Monday, December 11, 2017   3:00-5:00 p.m. Nebraska Extension in Saunders County Office, l ocated at Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Building
(Formerly ARDC), 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE

Monday, December 11, 2017   7:00-9:00 p.m. Nebraska Extension in Otoe County Office, l ocated at 620 1st Street, Syracuse, NE
Tuesday, December 12, 2017   3:00-5:00 p.m.  Jefferson County 4-H Building, l ocated at 56885 PWF Road, Fairbury, NE

Tuesday, December 12, 2017      7:00-9:00 p.m. Civic Center in Seward, l ocated at 601 Bradford Street, Seward, NE

Pre-registration required by December 8

*Registration is ½ hour prior to each session*

Call Saunders County Extension at 402-624-8030 to indicate which session you plan to attend,  or email Kristen Ulmer at
Refreshments provided.

Holiday Food Preparation Made Easier

Looking for ways to make holiday food preparation easier or find creative ways to use leftovers? Check out tips and tricks  from the Extension food team for alternative ingredients or substitutions, food safety and storage tips for leftovers, uses for portions of perishable foods not needed in a recipe, and cooking tips for making your recipes more successful.

Find out more information on Thanksgiving Food Preparation and Food Safety Tips at  
Safety Tips
Extension Events
See all Gage County Extension Events on our Online Calendar

Nov. 10 - Veterans Day Observed - Office is Closed
Nov. 16 - The US Beef Cattle Production Journey Presentation
Nov. 18 - Make it With Wool Contest, Lincoln
Nov. 18 - FAMACHA
Nov. 23-24 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Office is Closed
Nov  24-28 - National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA

Dec. 11 - Beef Production, BQA Training

May 1, 2018 - Online 4-H Member & Volunteer Enrollment Deadline

June 2-12, 2018 - Citizenship Washington Trip

July 25-29 - Gage County Fair & Expo

Additional Resources
Nebraska Extension in Gage County
Nebraska Extension in Gage County work in collaboration with Nebraskans, county boards and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension to implement urban, research-based education that will best serve county residents.
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