Local Programs

Moving with the Brain in Mind

The development of the brain in a child’s first five  years of life clearly shapes the learning capacity  they have for the rest of their life. Learn how the brain structure and functioning can be enhanced  through movement and physical activity.

“I Am Moving, I Am Learning” workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at the Fillmore County Extension office in Geneva. Cost is $10 which includes a small supply kit and is due Friday, March 31st to the Saline County Extension Office. Contact Leanne Manning at (402) 821-2151 for more information or download the flyer. 

Teachers, parents, childcare providers and service providers will all benefit from this program!

Progressive Ag Safety Day

Current 1st through 6th graders are invited to attend Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds.

  Youth will participate in a variety of events designed to help them be aware of safety in potentially hazardous situations such as swimming, agricultural settings, electrical safety and others.  NE Extension hosts this event in Fillmore County, along with Shickley and Fillmore Central FFA chapters, 4-H, W.I.F.E. and Fillmore County Emergency Management. Early registration is due April 21st; forms can be downloaded at fillmore.unl.edu. For more info or to register, call 402-759-3712 or email brandy.vandewalle@unl.edu

Who should attend: Youth in grades 1-6 (2016-17 school year)

 Location: Fillmore County Fairgrounds- Geneva, Nebraska

Date: May 25th      Times: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Cost: $5 registration before April 21st; $10 after April 21st 

How to register: Download registration and consent form; turn into Fillmore County Extension Office.

Emerald Ash Borer

 In 2016, Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Nebraska resulting in many homeowners being concerned about their trees. A workshop will share information about the emerald ash borer, what to look for in your ash trees, and management decisions for homeowners to consider. A light supper will be served prior to the program. No charge, please RSVP. 

WhenThursday, March 30, 2017 
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Activity Building, Fairgrounds, Clay Center
Presented by: Elizabeth Killinger, Nebraska Extension Educator
Please RSVP to (402) 762-3644 or clay-county@unl.edu 

Emerald Ash Borer - April

There will be a similar program on April 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Fillmore County Extension Office in Geneva that will include an emerald ash borer update in addition to an update on ice storm damage from this winter. A $5 registration fee includes a meal and handouts; please register to (402) 759-3712 by April 10th for planning purposes.