Nebraska Extension in Garfield, Loup & Wheeler Counties

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On June 5, 2017, Mike Groenewold, Park Horticulturist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will present a program about Pollinators at Calamus Outfitters at 7:00PM. Many people may have observed that bees, butterflies and other pollinators are currently in need of help as their numbers are declining dramatically. Some people may not realize how important these insects are to our existence. We rely on pollinators to help plants produce many of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts we eat. In fact, we can thank pollinators for nearly one out of every three bites of food we eat. As well, some pollinators, like the Monarch butterfly are beautiful insects and it would be a tragedy if this insect disappears from our landscape.

We had a full house for New Family Night, but we know as much as we have grown this year, we missed several families last night. If you are interested in the information shared, but were unable to make it to the meeting, please contact the office. We have extra copies of the handouts, powerpoint and would be more than happy to talk you through the information. We are so thrilled you decided to join GLW 4-H! Now, let us help you make it a stellar 4-H year!

Looking to polish up your public speaking skills? Look no further! The GLW 4-H Public Speaking Contest will be held Thursday, April 27th at 7:00PM in the Garfield County Courthouse. This contest is open to all 4-H members ages 5-18. If you would like to register for the contest, please contact Nebraska Extension in GLW at 308-346-4200 or Details about this contest can be found in your fairbook. If you no longer have one, please ask the office for a copy of the public speaking page.

Are you new to 4-H? Or maybe you were once a 4-Her, but now are returning to the program with your children? Join us for New Family Night where Steve and Jen take you through 4-H language, expectations, deadlines and rules. All are welcome to join!

Tuesday, April 18th 6:ooPM Garfield County Courthouse
Please contact the office to RSVP so that we have plenty of handouts and chairs available. 308-346-4200 or

Note: Time Change.

Interested in doing a 4-H quilting project this year, but don't know exactly how to start? Come to 4-H Quilt Planning Day to get ideas, find patterns and plan your project with 4-H quilt project leaders. This open house-style event will take place from 5:30PM-7:00PM at Hanna's Texstyles in Burwell on Monday, April 17th. The only things you need to bring are your creativity and your enthusiasm for 4-H Quilt Quest!

Thursday, May 18 5:00PM Burwell Legion Club

Featured speaker, Dr. Ron Hanson, will provide valuable knowledge and insight on the topics of:

Understanding the importance of ownership succession within a family business Overcoming family challenges of farm and ranch business succession planning Starting the process of developing a succession plan

Check-in for this program will begin at 5:00PM and the meal will follow at 5:30PM. Sponsor presentations will take place at 6:15PM and the main event, Dr. Hanson's presention, will take place from 6:30PM-9:00PM. Limited seating will be available for this program. RSVP by 5:00PM on May 10th by calling the Burwell Chamber at 308-346-5210.

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