Nebraska Extension in Dakota County

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Due to a death in the speaker's family, the Cover Crop Workshop scheduled at the South Sioux City Public Library on Saturday, March 11th, has been postponed.  The workshop will be rescheduled in Mid-April or May.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  

Are you looking to gain new skills this year?  The consider joining the fun on "4-H Saturdays" this year.  There are several hands -on projects for youth to complete and learn new skills.  Open for youth ages -18 years-old.  For more information please contact the Extension Office.  Flyer

Tote Bags - March 18th  
Photography 101 - April 8th
Youth Art Day - April 22nd
Bottle Lamps - May 20th
Photography-DSLR Cameras - June 3rd & 10th

Free disposal of computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, office equipment, TV's DVD and VHS players, audio and video equipment, copiers, fax machines, microwaves, radios, small electronic devices.*   NO large appliances!

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
USDA Service Center in Dakota City
1505 Broadway
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Sponsored by Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District   FLYER

*Nebraska residents/businesses only

Do you know where your next meal is coming from?  
Many families in your own backyard don't!  Voices For Food is  a local group working to make changes in food security issues.  Join us for a conversation to find out how to help those impacted by food insecurity.  On Wednesday, April 12th  meet at the Iowa-Nebraska State Bank Community Room to join in the conversation  A free meal will be provided.  Please RSVP to 402-987-2140 by April 7th to reserve your spot.

Find out information about the Speech & Music contest, Raise your hand promotion, the Siouxland Garden Show, 4-H Clover Chase, Horse Judging and 4-H Saturdays.  All this and more in the March edition of 4-H in Focus!

2017 newsletters & Calendar

Spring is in the air.
The grass is looking greener
Leaves are staring to bud and the first brave crocus's and daffodils are peaking out of the ground.
The excitement for the growing season is upon us.  
Come "Grow with Us" at the 2017 Siouxland Garden Show and learn all about improving your outdoor living space.

Nebraska Extension in Dakota County

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Nebraska part of national research initiative to improve cover crops
Mar 3 – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the United States. Read more
Gloves may help prevent Parkinson's
Mar 3 – Good doses of caution and prevention can help keep agricultural producers safer from acute injuries and chronic diseases, said a Nebraska Extension educator. Read more