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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.

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

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

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

The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture related volunteer training program based in many counties throughout the state. It has been part of UNL Extension since 1976. Master Gardener volunteers are trained by UNL Extension faculty and staff. They contribute time as volunteers working through their local Extension office to provide horticulture-related information to their community. Nebraska Master Gardener Program

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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