The April 2017 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The April issue of the free NEBLINE Newsletter is on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline

Emerald Ash Borer IdentificationHere are some of the articles featured in this issue:

  • Emerald Ash Borer – Next Steps
  • Emerald Ash Borer Seminars
  • Is this food still safe to eat?
  • Cheese Ball “Chick” Recipe
  • Pollinator Class & Open House – April 6
  • When will my child be ready to ride a bike?
  • Upcoming Learning Child Trainings
  • Look for Rust in Wheat
  • Tractor Safety Courses for Youth
  • Care for New Orchard Plantings
  • Termite Damage, Infestation & Treatment Options – Part 2
  • Western Meadowlark: Nebraska’s State Bird
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collections – Local
  • April Heart of 4-H Award Winner: Shane Kraus
  • 4-H Club updates, 4-H Achievements Celebration, Upcoming Workshops, 4-H Camps and more
  • 4-H Teen Council Practices Leadership at Lock-in
  • Meet New Nutrition Staff
  • Open House at State Capitol
  • and much more…

The NEBLINE Newsletter

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

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The March 2017 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The March issue of the free NEBLINE Newsletter is on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline

Habitat Modification Photo

Pet food left outside, especially overnight, can attract wildlife such as raccoons and skunks. Learn more in the March NEBLINE

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue:

  • Extension’s Agricultural Apps Put Management Tools in Producers’ Hands
  • New Climate and Weather App: AgriTools
  • Sorting Food Facts and Myths: Do Foods Labeled as “Natural” Deliver on Your Expectations?
  • Termites Part 1: Know the Difference Between Termites and Ants
  • Habitat Modification May Help Reduce Wildlife Conflicts
  • Choosing a Site for Your Orchard
  • 2017 All-America Vegetable Award Winners
  • Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?
  • Heart of 4-H Award Winner: Nickie Casburn
  • It’s Time to Re-Enroll in 4-H!
  • Lancaster County 4-H’er Showcases Doll Clothing Business at ESI Capitol Contest
  • 4-H Club updates, Upcoming Workshops, 4-H Camps and more
  • Meet the 2017 Extension Board
  • Paula Peterson Receives Statewide
    Extension Board Volunteer Award
  • Jenny DeBuhr Earns Award of Excellence
  • and much more…

The NEBLINE Newsletter

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

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Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere –

The January 2017 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

4-h-clover-college-2016-wired-for-wind-06-crop-2The first issue of 2017 is now posted on-line! Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the January 2017 NEBLINE- it is free!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue:

  • 2016 Extension Highlights
  • Makeover Your Leftovers, Part 2
  • Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Training
  • Successful Farmer Series Workshops
  • Upcoming Green Industry Conferences (Great Plains Growers Conference January 12-14 | Nebraska Turfgrass Conference January 10-12 | Nebraska Great Plains Conference January 23-25)
  • Extension’s 2017 Master Gardener Trainings, Two Sites Available
  • January Garden Guide: Things to do this month
  • Those Pesky Fruit Flies (Homemade Trap Directions)
  • Helping Backyard Wildlife Survive Winter
  • Heart of 4-H Award Winner: Diane Ossenkop
  • It’s Time to Re-Enroll in 4-H!
  • Watch Chicks Hatch on 4-H EGG Cam!
  • Meet 2016-2017 4-H Teen Council
  • Overnight Lock-In for 4th & 5th Graders Friday, January 20 – Saturday, January 21
  • 4-H Horse Incentive Program Begins January 1
  • Livestock Identification Requirements for 2017
  • 4-H Crocheting Workshop, Feb 4 | Pillow Sewing Workshop Feb 11
  • 4-H Achievement Celebration February 16
  • earth wellness festival Needs Volunteers
  • Upcoming Learning Child Trainings
  • Two New Nutrition Staff: Nicole Busboom & Brie Frickenstein
  • Happy Trails Marty Cruickshank
  • Staff and Team Awards

The NEBLINE Newsletter

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.
Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere –

November/December 2016 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The November/December issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the November/December 2016 NEBLINE!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – –

  • Look Who’s Hatching! Preschoolers Explore Egg-Laying Animals
  • Makeover Your Leftovers
  • Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe
  • Makeover Your Leftovers – Nov 10 at Bryan Health East Campus (Local program)
  • Cornhusker Economics and Market Journal Roadshow in Lincoln, Dec. 2 (Local program)
  • Landowner/Tenant Cash and Flexible Lease Workshops, Dec. 9 (Local program)
  • Successful Farmer Series Starts Dec. 16 (Local program)
  • Essential Oils Around Children — What You Need to Know
  • Upcoming Learning Child Trainings (Documenting Children’s Learning Online/In-Person Workshop | Pediatric CPR and First Aid Through the American Red Cross | Supervision of Children Training)
  • Are Pantry Pests Bugging You?
  • Do You Feed Birds? Here are Tips to Help You Save Money
  • Feeding Birds: Suet Recipe
  • What’s in Your Habitat?
  • November/December Garden Guide
  • Upcoming Green Industry Conferences (Nebraska Turfgrass Conference, Great Plains Growers Conference)
  • Be a Master Gardener
  • Heart of 4-H Award Winners (November: Sara Hansen) (December: Tammy Sheldon)
  • AKSARBEN 4-H Results, 4-H Awards & Scholarships, Re-enrollment Time, 2016 Horse Awards, Upcoming Workshops for 4-H Members
  • Meet Meghan Sittler, Domestic Water and Wastewater Extension Educator
  • Outgoing 4-H Council Members: Shar Sieck, Sheridan Swotek

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.
Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere –

The October 2016 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The October issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the October 2016 NEBLINE!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – –

  • Legends of the Fall: Accidental & Occasional Invaders
  • Pest Management for Invaders
  • Can You Eat Your Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin?
  • Mini Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
  • Perfectly Pumpkin Whole Wheat Pancakes Recipe
  • Makeover Your Leftovers – Nov 10 at Bryan Health East Campus (Local program)
  • Fall Control of Marestail
  • Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines (Ages Birth to 5) for Childcare Providers, Parents & Caregivers
  • If You Care, Leave it There! Should You Attempt to Rescue Sick or Injured Wild Animals?
  • Growing Hardy Bulbs
  • Fall Windbreak Site Preparation and Ordering Seedlings
  • Tree Seedlings through the NRD
  • New Nutrition and Health Educator, Alyssa Havlovic
  • Marlo Yakel Receives the October Heart of 4-H Award
  • 4-H Information Night Oct 6, 6 p.m. in Lincoln (Local program)
  • Thank you 4-H Sponsors, Rabbit Clinic; Nebraska State Fair 4-H Results
  • Emerald Ash Borer Seminar November 5 in Lincoln, Nebraska (Local program)
  • Deadline for Extension Board Applications – Nov 1

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.
Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere –

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The September 2016 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The September issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the September 2016 NEBLINE!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue:

  • 4-H Youth Showcase Projects, Develop Skills at the Super Fair
  • Fresh Food Tips & Recipes: Featuring Everything But the Kitchen Sink Chopped Salad, Tasty Microwave Potato Chunks and Dill Cucumber Sauce
  • Good Weaning Management is good for Animal Welfare & Your Bottom Line
  • Husker Harvest Days September 13-15 near Grand Island, NE. Weather Ready Farms: Successfully Management Extremes is the theme for the 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources exhibit.
  • Disasters Happen: Five Ways to help Children Cope
  • Close, Head to Head Contact Spreads Head Lice
  • Safely Clean Up After Rodents
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Acreage Tough Perennial Plants
  • September Garden Guide
  • Solving Water, Landscape and Habitat Problems with Buffer Strips
  • Fall Composting Demonstrations
  • 4-H & Youth Upcoming Events and Highlights
  • Blog is a Verb
  • Meet New 4-H Assistant, Kristin Geisert
  • Ag Society Hall of Fame 2016 Awards
  • Lincoln Vital Signs Behavioral health Supplement

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.
Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere –

Growing and Learning at the 2016 Fair

4-H and FFA youth across America are participating in county and state fairs. Today, our staff transported a trailer loaded with award-winning exhibits from the Lancaster County 4-H Super Fair to the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Unit Leader Karen Wobig reflects on the success of our county fair in a blog she posted today. The smiles say it all! Enjoy this blog post and be sure to visit your local fair! Soni

Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County

A first-time 4-H Clover Kid Show & Tell participant. She is proud of her project. A first-time 4-H Clover Kid Show & Tell participant. She is proud of her project.

Wow! What a great time we had at the fair! The weather was good (except for getting drenched with rain along with Wayne Moore in the golf cart – sorry about that Dr. Moore!), the 4-Her’s were excited and the exhibits were amazing!

Watching youth participate in their contests and shows or seeing their excitement at the ribbon they received was worth millions. Even my little friend Gianna did an amazing job with her first Clover Kid’s “show and tell.”

I was also excited to see our wonderful County Commissioners out and about, attending the luncheon, “kissing” a pig, serving watermelon and even assisting in the “Fun at the Farm” exhibit! Several members of the Lancaster County Extension Board also helped with a variety of events. Marty Minchow and Pat Heather were judges for the…

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