Farmers Market – Lexington @ Dawson County Opportunity Center
Jul 24 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 pm

Vendor or market info available

Call for Weekly & Seasonal rates

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Cozad @ Catholic Parish Hall
Jul 24 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Dairy Heat Stress webinars
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Farming is often listed as one of the most stressful occupations in the United States. This is particularly true for dairy farmers as they experience an extended period of low milk prices.

To help dairy farmers deal with stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of three webinars that discuss how to recognize the signs of stress, how dairy farm families can manage stress, analyzing a dairy for profits, the profitability of various dairy systems and what FINBIN says about production costs.

The webinars will be held on three consecutive Tuesdays, July 10, July 17 and July 24, at 12 p.m. They will be conducted by extension specialists from ISU Extension and Outreach, the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and University of Minnesota. ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialists Larry Tranel, Fred Hall and Jenn Bentley will present during the webinars, as well as John Shutske, extension specialist with the University of Wisconsin, Jim Salfer, extension dairy specialist with the University of Minnesota, and Phil Cardoso, extension dairy specialist with the University of Illinois.

The topics discussed in the webinars are:
–    July 10 – Recognizing and Managing Stress of Dairy Farmers
–    July 17 – Knowing Your Cost of Production and Where the Dairy Industry Is Headed
–    July 24 – Making Production Decisions During Challenging Times

To join the webinars, log onto For more information contact Tranel at or 563-583-6496, Bentley at or 563-382-2949, or Hall at or 712-737-4230.

The webinars are sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, University of Illinois Extension and University of Wisconsin Extension.

25th Anniversary Celebration Summer Evening Meal – Lexington Grand Generation Center
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please plan to join us as we celebrate 25 years in our current location at 407 East 6th St during our summer evening meal on Tuesday, July 24. Meal will be served 5:00-6:30 PM. Suggested donation for those 60+ years is $5.00. Cost for those under 60 years is $6.50/person. We plan to make this a special event with memories of the GGC shared with everyone and photo albums available for your viewing.

Roast Beef
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
Mixed Veggies
Tomato Medley
Dinner Roll
Anniversary Cake

Please plan to bring your family and friends and join us for this fun evening. We love being part of the Lexington community and we love having the community be part of the GGC!


NC Road Trip
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2018 Nebraska Cattlemen Road Trip Continues….

Monday, July 23
– McCook – Meal at 12:30 pm Meeting 1:00 pm – Coppermill Steakhouse, 1 Coppermill St.
– North Platte – Meal at 7pm Meeting at 7:30pm -Holiday Inn Express Conference Center

Tuesday, July 24
– St. Paul – Meal at 12:30 pm Meeting 1:00 pm – Twin Loups Quality Meats, 805 Howard Ave.
– Raymond – Meal at 7:00 pm Meeting at 7:30 pm – Settje Agri Services & Engineering, 15460 NW 48th

Wednesday, July 25
Tecumseh – Meal at 7:00 pm Meeting at 7:30 pm – Hartmann Cattle Company, 61878 732 Rd

Animal Health in the Heartland
Jul 25 – Jul 26 all-day

The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) and the Bio Nebraska Life Sciences Association (Bio Nebraska) are proud to announce the third annual Animal Health In the Heartland symposium.  This year’s symposium focuses on “The Regulatory Outlook” and is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th, 2018 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus. The program will be preceded by a facility tour and networking reception in the afternoon of Tuesday, July 25th.

Animal Health in the Heartland provides an opportunity for key federal, state, and industry leaders to collaborate, discuss solutions and address the world’s foremost animal health issues. Visit the webpage at:

The cost to attend is $125 per person – College students can attend for free.

July 25 – 26, 2018

Reception & Symposium – Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

GeneSeek/Neogen Tour – 4131 N. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504

NE Pesticide Container Recycling
Jul 25 all-day

When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S.  Now in its 27th year, the recycling program encourages producers to bring clean, dry, intact containers to a nearby collection site.  There is no charge to producers. They must, however, triple- or pressure-rinse containers and drain them before dropping them off.  Containers will be collected, ground up and reused in industry-approved products such as drain tile, underground utility conduit, pallets, landscape edging and nursery pots.  To see additional sites that may be added, a container preparation checklist and more, see

    Buffalo: Kearney Recycling Center, Kearney, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Cass: Wiles Bros. Fertilizer, Plattsmouth, call 402-298-8550 to schedule, accepts drums
    Cuming: West Point Transfer Station, Mon thru Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat 8am-4pm, accepts drums
    Dawson: Country Partners Coop, Lexington, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
    Lincoln: ABC Recycling, North Platte, Mon thru Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat by appt, accepts drums
    Sarpy: Farmers Union Coop, Gretna, call 402-332-3315
    Scotts Bluff: Gering Landfill, Gering, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., accepts drums
    Thurston: Papio MRNRD Shed, Walthill, Fridays only, accepts drums

    Antelope: Central Valley Ag, Royal, accepts drums
    Dawes: Solid Waste Assoc. of NW NE, Chadron, Mon through Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
    Kearney: Cooperative Producers Inc., Minden, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saunders: Reids Farmacy, Ashland, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums

    Dakota: Central Valley Ag, S. Sioux City, June and July, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, accepts drums
    Lancaster: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Waverly, June 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Otoe: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Nebraska City, July 23-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums

    Burt: Tekamah Transfer Station, Tekamah, year-round, by appointment, 402-374-1255
    Custer: Custer County Recycling, Broken Bow, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, 308-870-0313, accepts drums
    Lincoln: North Platte Transfer Station, year-round, by appointment, 308-535-6700, accepts drums

For easy-to-follow instructions on triple-rinsing drums and pressure-rinsing, see G1736, “Rinsing Pesticide Containers,”  

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.

Red Willow County Fair – McCook
Jul 25 all-day

Wednesday, July 25

6:30 p.m. – Coyote Country Music Showdown (Free Admission)

Thursday, July 26

Pits Open @4:00  – 7:30 p.m.- Demo Derby
(Sam Jaeger 308-883-1177)  Adults: $10 6-12: $5 5 & Under: Free

Friday, July 27

7:30-9:00 p.m. – Opening Act: Jason Boland

9:30-11:00 p.m. – Headliner: Stoney Larue

11:30-1:00 a.m. – Closing Act: The Cleverly’s

presented by Community Hospital & Deveny Motor
pres$25 in Advance & $30 at the Gate  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

 Schmick’s Beer Garden 

 Saturday, July 28

7:45 p.m. – Crowning of the Queens  8:00 p.m. – NSRA Rodeo

Admissions: $10 & 5 & Under: Free

Sunday, July 29

10:00 a.m. – Cowboy Church

1:00-7:00 p.m. – 7 NEW Inflatables: Laser Tag, Slide, Princess Palace bounce, Football, Baseball, GTG, Combo 

(Free Admission)  4:00 p.m. – Mutton Busting  (Free Admission)

8:00 p.m. – NSRA Rodeo  Admissions: $10 & 5 & Under: Free


US Senator Deb Fischer’s staff Local Office Hours in Broken Bow @ Custer County Judicial Center
Jul 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join U.S. Senator Deb Fischer’s staff member, Julie Brooker, on Wednesday, July 25th at the Custer County Judicial Center

This is a convenient opportunity for constituents to receive help with casework and other issues at the federal level.


Farmers Market – Grand Generation Center – Cozad @ Grand Generation Center
Jul 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Foster Care Info Night – TFI Family Services – Lexington @ Lexington Public Library
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent?  Join us for an open Q & A session

Foster care workers and foster parents will be there to answer all your questions.  Learn about the process, training, placements and more

Mission to Cozad – All Youth Grades 7-12
Jul 26 all-day

Four Days of Fun with Friends – July  26-29, 2018


Lexington Regional Health Center – Ladies Night at Mac’s Creek Winery @ Mac's Creek Winery
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in welcoming, Julie Thies, our new Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Refreshments & Appetizers Provided

Beaver Valley Days – Saint Edward
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm

Saint Edward’s annual community celebration. Three days of fun filled activities includes but not limited to road rally- a cross country scavenger hunt, karaoke, craft and vendor shows, city wide garage sales, book fairs, sand volleyball and kickball tournament, kids and adults soccer games, car show-host over 50+cars, kids fun arena boss houses, dunk tank, powerwheels derby. Tractor pull. Street dance with JUDD HOOS LIVE, BBQ, parade, go kart races, swimming pool open swim and games, firemans pancake feed and water fights and so much more.

Gosper County ATV Awareness & Demonstration Trailer @ Gosper County Fair Grounds
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ATV Aware
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are useful modes of transportation on farms and ranches.
However, there are unique safety hazards associated with their use.
Susan Harris-Broomfield, Nebraska Extension Rural Health and Safety Educator, says that the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services reported 578 hospital emergency room visits due to ATV incidents in 2016. Therefore, responding to these
alarming ATV accident statistics, Nebraska Extension linked with the Nebraska Safety Center, CHI Health Good Samaritan – Kearney, and Central States Center for Agricultural safety to provide a free “ATV Aware” travelling 16’ x 6’ safety demonstration trailer.
Susan plans to provide this custom-made ATV simulator for the Gosper County Fair on Friday, July 27th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This hands-on simulator will allow riders of all ages to ride and learn proper riding techniques. Using an electric joy-stick, Susan will mimic the actual riding experience along with learning safe riding behaviors & laws.
Come to the Fair and enjoy this free ATV safety experience!!!

More information regarding agricultural safety programs are available through our Nebraska Extension offices.

Farmers Market – Cozad @ Veteran's Memorial Park
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Fresh Produce, Crafts – Vendors


Farmers Market – Lexington @ Dawson County Opportunity Center
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Vendor or market info available

Call for Weekly & Seasonal rates

Miller Dance – Miller, NE @ Miller Community Hall
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Diamonds and Dust (Blaine, Kylie, Mike, Sandy)

Miller, NE Community Hall

Children welcome PreK-12 free – may dance if following floor rules

Bring snacks/finger food for lunch at 10:00

Questions call 308-325-2909

Chapel of the Lake – Johnson Lake
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am

Minister:   Rev. Anne Gahn of Lexington
Laymen:  Rick Bergman
Special Music:  Sheila Egenberger & Jan Rempe

25th Annual Joe Torres Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament – Lexington @ Plum Creek Park
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

Proceeds to benefit Alejandro Perez-Sanchez in his fight against Retinoblastoma  $75.00 per team. Pool Play/Double Elimination.
Contact Jim Macias 308-746-3100 Awards given. Trophy sponsors.
Concessions available. Many numerous prizes awarded.

Drawing held at the conclusion of the tournament on July 29th.

ISU Farmland Lease mtgs
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing meetings during July and August at various times and locations throughout Iowa. The annual meetings are offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

Core components of the 2018 program will include a focus on farmland ownership and tenure in Iowa, the latest on the economics of cover crop research and discussion on implementing conservation practices in leases, land values and cash rent trends, cost of production, methods for determining a fair rental rate, the latest legal updates that impact farm leases and land ownership and communication between tenants or landlords. Additional topics vary by location.

The three-hour workshop is designed to assist landowners, farm tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements. Attendees will gain a better understanding of current cash rental rate surveys and factors driving next year’s rents such as market trends and input costs. Comments from past participants highlight the value of the materials provided and depth of information covered in the short program.

A 100-page workbook is compiled for the programs, with resources regarding land leasing agreements such as surveys, sample written lease agreements and termination forms, along with many other publications.

Attend a local leasing meeting
The leasing meetings being held across Iowa are facilitated by ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialists. A listing of ISU Extension and Outreach county offices hosting meetings is available online with additional information available through the Ag Decision Maker website.

7/30/2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – St. John’s Catholic Church – Adel, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/7/2018 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Harrison County Extension Office – Logan, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/13/2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Woodbury Co. Ext. office – Sioux City, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/16/2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Warren Cultural Center – Greenfield, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/16/2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Crawford County Extension – DENISON, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00
8/16/2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Carroll County Extension Office- Carroll, IA – Registration Fee: $20.00

For registration information, contact the local ISU Extension and Outreach county office. Pre-registration is encouraged as an additional $5 fee may be added if registering less than two calendar days before the meeting date.

The Ag Decision Maker leasing section also provides useful materials for negotiating leases, information on various types of leases, lease forms and newly updated Decision Tools.

Veteran Learning Circles
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Veteran farmers, landowners, and land managers are invited to attend a free conservation workshop series, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. The events are designed to help broaden farmers’ understanding of farming practices under changing weather patterns.

Five classroom sessions are included in this series, starting Monday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This “Veteran Learning Circle” workshop series continues at the same time on Aug. 3, 13, 20, and 27, all at Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, 319 E 25th St., in York.

The workshop series will include field tours at local farms, and demonstrations by experts in Nebraska cropping systems, conservation, and climate change.

This program is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Lunch will be provided. Registration is required by July 27. Contact Kirstin Bailey at or 402.367.8989. Visit for more information.

ISU Beef Feedlot Short Course
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day

Based on the success of the initial beef feedlot short course in 2017, Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University has planned a second event set for July 31-Aug. 2 in Ames. The 2018 “Iowa Beef Center Feedlot Short Course” will provide classroom and hands-on instruction in a variety of topics, along with sessions at the Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm and Couser Cattle Company in Nevada.

The program will be held at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, and runs from 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, through noon on Aug. 2. The $350 per person registration fee covers transportation to and from classroom facilities and local feedlots, handouts and meals. The registration deadline is midnight, July 24 or if the course limit of 30 is reached. Any cancellation requesting a refund must also be received by midnight, July 24. See the short course website for registration information and links at

Topics that will be covered at the short course include:
        Bunk management and the basics of starting cattle on feed
        Feed mixing demonstration and evaluation
        Managing and identifying cattle health issues in the feedlot and confinement
        Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification
        Facility design and chute side BQA
        Data management
        Acclimating new calves
        Feedlot nutrition

Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements, if needed. A  block of rooms is available at the Sleep Inn & Suites, 1310 Dickinson Ave, Ames for those wishing to stay in Ames. Call 515-337-1171 for reservations.  Visit for online registration and additional course details.

NE Soybean Bd Ballots Due
Jul 31 all-day

In 2018, soybean farmers that reside in Districts 1, 3 and 6 will elect directors to the Nebraska Soybean Board.

District 1 – Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox, Madison, Pierce
District 3 – Cedar, Butler, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Washington
District 6 – Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Thayer

Election Period:
July 11 – Ballots mailed to eligible voters obtained from Farm Service Agency (FSA) soybean farmer list
July 31 – Last day to return ballots to tabulation office
October 1 – Nebraska Soybean Board newly elected directors term begins

Who can vote?
A soybean farmer that is:
*A resident of Nebraska
*A resident of the District in which the election is being held
*A soybean farmer who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss for such soybeans, by reason of being a partner in a partnership, or is a shareholder in a corporation, or is a member of a limited liability company, during the current or immediate preceding calendar year

For more information, call (402) 441-3240

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.

Farmers Market – Lexington @ Dawson County Opportunity Center
Jul 31 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 pm

Vendor or market info available

Call for Weekly & Seasonal rates

Ag Estate Planning wksp
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

July 31, 2018 – 9:15 am–3:30 pm
Platte County Extension Office, 2715 13th St., Columbus NE 68601-4916
Contact: Allan Vyhnalek, 402-472-1771,

This event is designed to help anyone thinking about how they should proceed with plans to retire, exit, or transfer the farm or ranch business. Topics for the workshop will be the importance of having a plan, proper family communications, proper family negotiations, end of life documentation needed, estate planning options using wills, trusts, and/or other business entities.

Cost is $25 for up to two people, additional at $12.50 each. Register by calling 402-563-4901.

ISA 4R-Plus Field Day
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is hosting a 4R Plus field day that could help farmers improve their profitability, yields and have a positive impact on the environment.

The field day will be held July 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU)  Extension and Outreach Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) Farm, 1928 240th St, Boone. Farmers, agronomists and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to hear from experts who will present ways to use the 4Rs of nutrient management — applying the right source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place.

The “plus” part of the program addresses how conservation practices coupled with good nutrient management can help farmers further improve their soil health and water quality. The goal is to achieve maximum profitability, yields and environmental stewardship.

The event is free, with lunch provided. Attendees participating the whole day can receive six continuing education credits (CEUs) toward their certified crop adviser (CCA) certification.  The field day will feature six speakers — two ISU scientists, two ISA experts and two farmers — who will share their research and experiences:
–    4Rs of nitrogen management
–    4Rs of phosphorous and potassium research
–    Insights into the profit-improving practice of variable rate nitrogen
–    Practices that can help reduce soil erosion from Iowa fields
–    Edge-of-field practices that can help prevent nutrient loss
–    Twenty years of struggles and eventual solutions to implementing conservation practices

This event is sponsored in part by The Fertilizer Institute, Mosaic Fertilizer, the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, 4R Plus and the Iowa Soybean Association. Space is limited to the first 150 registrants. To sign up, email Sue Heath:

To learn more about ISA, go to

Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser – Eustis @ Eustis Pool Hall
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Eustis Area Community Foundation is hosting a spaghetti feed fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Sherwood Challenge. Join us 5-8pm at The Pool Hall.

IA Women in Ag conf.
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

Iowa Women in Agriculture invites has announced its 12th annual conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny Aug. 2. This year’s theme is Connections, Challenges and Celebrations.

Participants will have a unique pre-conference opportunity to attend a farm/ag business tour on Wednesday, Aug. 1, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture Program. The motor coach tour begins and ends in Ankeny, with stops at Louis Dreyfus Ethanol Plant in Grand Junction and the ISU 450 Farm in Ames.  A welcome and networking reception will be held on Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Geisler Farms, four miles east of Ankeny.

The 2018 Conference on Aug. 2 will deliver a full menu of decision-making ingredients for today’s volatile economic climate: the current outlook for ag trade agreements, marketing strategies for low commodity prices, financial risk management tactics, income and estate-tax tips, and the latest on the new farm bill.

The keynote speakers will highlight the unique challenges of women’s roles, offer opportunities to laugh and learn, and to celebrate agriculture, including.
  – Mary Kay Thatcher, former American Farm Bureau senior director of Congressional relations
  – Keri Jacobs, Iowa State University ag economist and cooperatives specialist
  – Angie Treptow, regional vice-president, Farm Credit Services of America
  – Luncheon keynoter Delaney Howell, the first woman to host Iowa Public TV’s Market to Market

The afternoon’s choice of breakout sessions and presenters features:
–    The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: 10 Key Changes that May Impact You: Kristine Tidgren, director, Iowa Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.
–   Cultivating Your Culture: Sally Hollis, accounting and human resources manager and family member of Lanehaven Farms, Inc., Waterloo.
–   Turn Off the Noise: Making Smart Market Decisions in Today’s Noisy World: Angie Setzer, Algona; Vice-President of Grain, Citizens LLC; and Market to Market commentator.

The conference will conclude with capstone speaker Rebecca Long Chaney, Nebraska author and ag advocate, who will inspire attendees with her message: Dare to Risk Life’s Change.

Registration for the conference is $50 until July 23, and $70 after that date. Registration includes the pre-conference tour, evening welcome reception, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Register online, or from 7:15-8 a.m. on the day of the conference. No registration refunds will be possible.

Early bird registration is required for those attending the pre-conference tour. For questions, contact Madeline Schultz at 515-294-0588.

For more conference information, contact IWIA president Cheryl Tevis at 515-353-4425 or visit for a full conference agenda and registration details.

Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
Alma Nebraska will be the starting place for this the 31st annual Leafy Spurge Task Force Tour and Conference.  The event is being co-sponsored by the Twin Valley Weed Management Area, the Lower Republican Natural Resources District and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.  The tour will get underway on Wednesday, August 1 with check in at noon at the Super 8 Motel in Alma.  Participants will board a bus at 1:00, with several stops along the tour route.  The tour will conclude with an evening meal and refreshments at “Outcasts”.  A boat ride and tour of Harlan Lake will be available (weather permitting).
The Conference portion of the program will take place on August 2 at the Johnson Community Center in Alma.  The informational session will begin at 8:30 am and conclude at approximately 12:00 noon
For more information please contact:  Rod Stolcpart at 402-822-0186 or email him at