Nebraska Extension in Antelope County

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The 4-H resources are now located in the gray bar on the left side of the 4-H page! This includes all of the Record Books, Camp Info, Fair Info, Animal Science Resources, & Etc. You can also access them by clicking HERE! If you have any questions on where to find something, please get ahold of someone in the office at 402-887-5414.

This spring, Nebraska 4-H is asking alumni to raise their hands! We believe that every child deserves the chance to succeed. If you’re a 4-H alumni or know someone 

At the Vernal Equinox, the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic. For those of us without a sun dial or a farmer’s almanac, the previous sentence can be simply translated. Spring is here! March 20th marks the first day of spring for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere. While some of us may still be covered in snow, spring marks the beginning of warmer temperatures, outdoor activities and spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is opportunity to clean up outdoors, wash windows, or mow your lawn for the first time.  While those are important spring duties, I am interested in a different type of spring cleaning; cleaning up our diets.

It is now time to start enrolling in 4-H for another great year!! We hope all of you are as excited as we are in the office. You can find step by step instruction on how to re-enroll under Antelope County 4-H or by clicking HERE. Leaders also enroll online! April 1st is the deadline to enroll!! Visit 4-H Online to get starged!

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed that emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered during a site inspection in Omaha’s Pulaski Park on June 6, 2016. Nebraska becomes the 27th state to confirm the presence of EAB, joining neighboring states of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. The current treatment consideration zone extends from Fort Calhoun to Plattsmouth and from Gretna to east of Council Bluffs (see map, right column). The yearly window of time that is recommended for treating an ash tree is closing. If a tree is treated any time after mid-June the chemical will not distribute throughout the tree as much as it would have earlier in the spring so it would be best to wait until next year. Click to learn more.



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Junior faculty earn awards for excellence in research
Mar 3 – The Agricultural Research Division (ARD) of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln presented awards to three assistant professors on March 22, in recognition of excellence in research. Read more
LEAD fellowship applications available for group 37
Mar 3 – Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) group 37 are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. Read more