Kimmel Education and Research Center

Local Interest

“Make it. Learn. Do. Share.” will be the theme of a special family-friendly exhibit at the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center during AppleJack.

Exhibits will include: 
“I Wonder” Book Debut: Written by Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp & Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, this book encourages youth to think about the world in which they live. The Illustrator is Bruce Arant, author and illustrator of one of the 150 notable Nebraska books (Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep!) chosen for the Nebraska 150 Celebration. 

Where Your Food Comes From: This touch-screen presentation by Rex Nelson lets visitors find out where in Nebraska various crops are grown and what ingredients go into some common foods. 

Help us explore ways to work together to make Nebraska’s local food supply chain more efficient and less expensive. Several folks in the local farm to market arena have talked recently about the challenges and the high costs associated with accessing geographically dispersed growers to accumulate enough product to meet market demand. Multiple entities are running trucks over large distances to serve customers. Are there ways we could work together to drive down logistics costs, while improving aggregation and providing better service to customers? Let’s see if we can find ways to improve the system.

Plan to attend the 12th Annual Southeast Diversified Ag Tour.  Some excellent diversified ag and entrepreneurial operations are scheduled for the tour.  Pick up locations include Tecumseh, Auburn, and Nebraska City.  Stops will include Paradise in Progress Farm, Al-Be Farm, Aunt Bea's Apiary, Coryell Park, TD Niche Pork and Stone Ridge Farm.  The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch & transportation.  To register contact the Nemaha County Extension Office at 402-274-4755.

Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour 2017 Flyer (PDF, 1 pg, 177 KB)

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. In Nebraska, 1-in-3 age-eligible youth participates in 4-H, which is present in all 93 counties. These youth, ages 5-18, participate through camps, clubs, school enrichment, and afterschool programs. All 4-H programs are consistent in placing strong emphasis on life skills, such as problem solving, responsibility, citizenship, and leadership.
Youth will be excited to learn introductory computer science in a game environment! Code Camp is designed for ages 8-13 interested in coding. If you can read, then you can code! Excel at problem solving in all subject areas.
The Community Vitality Initiative is focused on launching the heart and soul of the state, its rural and urban communities, into the future by focusing on entrepreneurship, recruiting new residents, disaster recovery, broadband access, engaging youth and young adults, and building businesses.

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