Check out the September NEBLINE Newsletter!

September NEBLINE issue

Clementine and Clyde checking out The NEBLINE newsletter. Of course there’s something in the free NEBLINE for just about everyone!

The September issue of The NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line at http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline! Like last month, you’ll find something in the NEBLINE for nearly everyone! Here are just a few of the articles you’ll find in this month’s free issue:

  • 4-H Youth Showcase Their Achievements at Super Fair
  • Avoid These Canning Practices!
  • We’ve got a free class coming up! Quick, Tasty, Healthy, 5-Ingredient Recipes, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30–8 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • September is National Preparedness Month
  • Ask Lorene: Do I need to clean my dishwasher?
  • Activities to Help Me Grow! From The Learning Child Blog
  • Helping Reduce Falls in Older Adults Program: Stepping On Workshop to Reduce Falls, Sept. 8–Oct. 20 in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collections in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Fall is the Best Time for Control of Tough Weeds
  • Predicting Last Irrigation of the Season for Crops
  • Water Meter Calculator App and CornWater Irrigation Management Online Tools Now Available
  • Flowers That Tower
  • September Garden Guide
  • Cicada Killers and Steel-Blue Cricket Hunters – Wasp
  • …. and much more

If you don’t live in Lancaster County, Nebraska, please make sure to check out your local extension office too. Your extension office has resources for you, your family and community. To find your local office, visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/office/locate.shtml (nationwide listing).

Have a great day!!

Soni

Responsive. Innovative. Trusted.
UNL Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere – http://lancaster.unl.edu

Texting …

This morning my sister told me a motorcyclist passed her on the way to work. When he went around her car, she noticed he didn’t have his hands on his handlebars. He was texting on his phone. Really? Passing another vehicle at highway speeds, no hands controlling the bike and texting. Scary!!!

Technology is an amazing tool especially now that it is totally mobile! I’ll be the first to admit, I love having all the resources of the internet at my fingertips when I need it. When driving, I need to put my phone away because I am too tempted to use it. If you can’t shut the phone off, stick it in your purse, put it in the backseat until you are stopped.  Hands free in the vehicle is also an option (unless you are on a motorcycle) however, this is still a distraction because you aren’t totally focused on the road.

One of the area police departments just happened to shared the video “Do U think you are good at texting?” on their Facebook page this morning. Good timing! Short and to the point.

More resources:

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Stay safe and Have a great day!!

Soni

Responsive. Innovative. Trusted.
UNL Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere – http://lancaster.unl.edu

Safety Tips for Visiting Animals & Livestock at Fairs

Ask exhibitors questions about their animals and always keep a safe distance from large animals

If you have any questions, be sure to ask exhibitors about their animals. Remember to always keep a safe distance from large animals.

It’s fair time! Many families enjoy attending one of our many county fairs and of course, the Nebraska State Fair.

The animals are always a popular attraction at the fair. Whether it is a petting zoo at the fair or just a walk through one of the livestock or horse barns, you play an important role in helping prevent the spread of disease. Continue reading