January 2018 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The January 2018 issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the January 2018 NEBLINE!

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

  • Feature Article: 2017 Extension Highlights
  • What’s on a Food Label
  • UNL Helps Small Food Business Start-ups
  • Pesticide Applicator 2018 Training Dates
  • Crop Production Clinic in Lincoln, Jan. 18
  • “Successful Farmer Series” Weekly, Jan. 5–Feb. 9
  • Upcoming Green Industry Conferences
  • Extension’s 2018 Master Gardener Trainings, Two Sites Available
  • Gnats In Winter? Check Potted Plants!
  • Wildlife Need Tree Snags
  • January Garden Guide
  • Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award – Troy Bernadt
  • It’s Time to Re-enroll in 4-H
  • Meet 2017–2018 4-H Council
  • Earth Wellness Festival Needs Volunteers
  • Overnight Lock-In for 4th & 5th Graders
  • Horse Bits: 4-H Horse Incentive Program and 4-H Horse Stampede Entries Due
  • Upcoming Meetings, Events and Workshops for 4-H: Livestock Judging, Companion Animal Challenge, Crocheting, Pillow Sewing
  • 2018 4-H Calendar
  • New Nutrition Staff Member – Mindy Vyhnalek
  • Pam Branson Retires After 44 Years
  • Outgoing Extension Board Members
  • Sarah Browning Receives Educator Award from Statewide Arboretum
  • Alice Henneman Earns National Awards
  • Upcoming Learning Child Trainings: Cultivating Healthy Intentional Mindful Educators (CHIME) Program for Childcare Providers | Management Training Program (MTP) for Childcare Directors | Workshops for Before and After School Providers (Basic Engineering, Magic of Electricity, Environmental Awareness) | Lincoln Early Childhood Conference

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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Spicy Pumpkin Shake Recipe

This recipe accompanied an article by Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County, entitled “Holiday Food Safety Bloopers”, November/December 2017 NEBLINE


Spicy Pumpkin Pie Shake - Alice Henneman, Extension Educator

SPICY PUMPKIN SHAKE
This shake, in combination with a whole grain muffin, could serve as a light meal. Or, enjoy this spicy delight as a delicious treat at the end of a busy, active day. It’s loaded with vitamin A and is a source of calcium — so you’re not drinking “empty calories.”

Use the following ingredients per one serving:

  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (NOT canned pumpkin pie MIX)
  • 1/3 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Add all ingredients to a blender. Cover and blend on high until smooth. If desired, garnish with a dash of pumpkin pie spice.

Check out ALICE’S NOTES for ways to use pumpkin pie spice and leftover pumpkin: Continue reading

November/December 2017 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 2017 NEBLINE!

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

  • 4-H’ers Grow Into True Leaders Through Service (feature)
  • Holiday Food Safety Bloopers (page 2)
  • Spice Pumpkin Shake Recipe with Additional Tips (page 2)
  • “Successful Farmer Series” Starts Jan. 5 (page 3)
  • Deciding if Cost Outweighs Benefit of Applying Nitrogen in Fall (page 3)
  • Plan Now for Pesticide Applicator Training (page 3)
  • Upcoming Green Industry Conferences (page 3)
  • Pests Associated With Moisture and Mildew (page 4)
  • Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Habitat (page 4)
  • Recycle Your Live Cut Christmas Tree for Wildlife (page 4)
  • Make a Cornucopia From the Garden (page 5)
  • 2018 Training for New Master Gardener Volunteers in Lancaster County Begins in February. Please Join Us! (page 5)
  • November/December Garden Guide (page 5)
  • Teaching Children Gratitude & Kindness (page 5)
  • IT’S TIME TO RE-ENROLL IN 4-H! (page 6)
  • Heart of 4-H Award Winners (November: Bridget Bogle) (December: Kaiya Green) (page 6)
  • AKSARBEN 4-H Results, All Lancaster County 4-H Volunteers
    Must be Rescreened in 2017, 4-H Awards and Scholarships (page 6)
  • 4-H Horse Awards, Upcoming 4-H Workshops, 4-H Specialty Clubs
    Invite New Members) (page 7)
  • Meet Kristen Houska, SNAP-Ed Educator; Extension Educator Jody Green wins Communication Award; UNL Service Awards (page 8)
  • Extension Calendar; Outgoing 4-H Council Members; Extension Board Applications (page 8)

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 –

October 2017 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The October 2017 issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the October 2017 NEBLINE!

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

  • Floodwater and Stormwater Can Contaminate Water Wells
  • Where’s the Beef? Frozen Make-Ahead Crumbled Beef
  • Chili with Beef and Beans Recipe
  • Cover Crop Grazing Partnerships
  • New Hazardous Materials Collection Center Open (local)
  • About Flood Insurance
  • Brown Recluse Spiders: Misidentified, Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood
  • Harness the Insect-Eating Goodness of Bats With a Bat House
  • White-Nosed Syndrome in Bats: Where to report in Nebraska
  • Why So Many Weeds?
  • Disaster Preparedness for Families
  • Heart of 4-H Award Winner Kate Rawlinson
  • 4-H: Household Pets Fest Sept 30, Rabbit Clinic Oct 21, Paper Basket Workshop Nov 4, Horse Awards Night Oct 5, Leader Training Oct 26, Thank you 4-H Sponsors and Volunteers!, Nebraska State Fair 4-H Results, 4-H Council Alumni Scholarship, Seeking New 4-H Council Members, Make it With Wool Contest Nov 18
  • Extension Board Applications Due Nov 1
  • Ag Society Hall of Fame 2017 Awards: Ron Snover, Jim Countryman
  • 4-H Information Night Oct 10, 4-H Council Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Oct 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

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

How to Keep Guacamole from Turning Brown

This recipe tip accompanied an article by Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County, entitled “Check Out food.unl.edu”, September 2017 NEBLINE


Keep your guacamole from turning brown

Avocados are frequently cited by health professionals as containing a healthy fat. Guacamole is a delightful way to enjoy avocados. Here is a way, to keep guacamole from turning brown if you prepare it a few hours — or even 24 hours — ahead of time.

Pack guacamole firmly (to remove air bubbles) and so it is level in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Press down on the guacamole with a spoon while packing it.

Cover with about 1/2-inch of lukewarm water. Place lid on container and refrigerate.

Carefully pour off the water before serving. Stir guacamole to mix in any remaining moisture.

You’ll find this helpful tip and more in the September 2017 issue of the NEBLINE Newsletter. Available free online.

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 August 2017 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The August 2017 issue of the free NEBLINE Newsletter is on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline

Back to School Nutrition

Back to School Nutrition

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue:

  • Back to School Nutrition
  • On-the-Go Ideas for Breakfast
  • Are You Avoiding Some Healthy Foods Because of Sugar?
  • Tropical Fruit Dip Recipe (pg 5)
  • Water Conservation in the Hot Summer Months
  • Water “Load” Impacts Private Wastewater Systems
  • Mosquitoes: A Bad Buzz
  • Bats Can Be Removed from Buildings After Mid-August
  • Culver’s Root: A Must-Have Perennial Plant
  • August Garden Guide
  • Selecting a Babysitter
  • July Heart of 4-H Award Winner: Rachel Hanigan
  • August Heart of 4-H Award Winner: Meg Bauman
  • 4-H’ers Test Family and Consumer Science and Entrepreneurship Skills at Life Challenge
  • 4-H’ers Test Animal Science Skills at PASE
  • 4-H Clover College: 55 Workshops of Hands-On Learning
  • Six Lancaster County 4-H Clubs Receive Governor’s Ag Excellence Awards
  • Congratulations! Kristen Geisert Promoted
  • Seeking Lancaster County Fair 100-Year or Older Photos/Artifacts
  • 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 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

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