Nebraska Extension in Dodge County

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It is about that time of year again when we need to get organized for the new 4-H season.  With that comes the requirements for identifying your animals.  Please read through this information carefully and if you have any questions, please contact the Extension office.

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The Spring Schedule for continuing education for Master Gardeners and members of the public with an interest in gardening are fast approaching.  All speakers are live and in person at the Dodge County Extension office in Fremont, NE.  Admission is $5 to attend each class for returning Master Gardeners and members of the public.  All classes are on Thursday evenings running from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Need FREE continuing education hours? Don't want to travel? Pull up a comfortable chair and join us on the web!

Childcare providers will be able to participate in the web-based session "Mobile Learning with Young Children".  In this session we will discuss current research about children using mobile devices to learn math and language skills.  It will focus on the combined research between the general education classrooms and UNL's Reading Center. The session will discuss the potential benefits of using mobile devices for the skills children need to have and the boundaries providers must place.  

The Fremont Corn Expo features speakers and panelists that provide local corn growers with the knowledge they need to effectively manage locally-relevant issues each year.  Specific areas of focus include:

Applying Emerging Technology
Improving Economic Viability
Increasing Resiliency to Extreme Weather
Enhancing Saoil and Water Resoures 

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The Special Garden Project is a way to offer 4-H members the chance to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens.  Last year over 2600 packets of zinnia seeds were distributed across the state.  4-H members told us what they wanted to grow and this year the Special Garden Project is focused on the tasty, Sunburst Summer Squash.  Sunburst squash has yellow, scalloped shaped fruits with bright-green blossom ends.  The plants are very productive and are an All-America Selection winner for its early fruit production and for producing a large number of fruits per plant.  On average it will take about 52 days from seeding date until the squash is ready to harvest.

4-H Members enrolled in the Special Garden Project will:

The Dodge County 4-H Achievement Celebration was held on Sunday, November 16.  "4-H Grows Here" was the theme for the event which highlighted 4-H individual ackomplishments and the 4-H Leaders years of service.  

Results from the celebration are listed below.  


Printer Ready Results


          JUNIOR                    Toby Oelkers


Nebraska Extension in Dodge County

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