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Looking to learn how to produce your own food or start a diversified agriculture business on your acreage or in your backyard? UNL Extension will be hosting “Small Spaces, Big Potential”: a Small Scale Farming Workshop on Saturday, April 8th in Nebraska City at the Kimmel Education and Research Center (5985 G Road) beginning at 9:00 am and running till 4:00 pm.

 The workshop will feature presentations by local farmers, UNL faculty members, and Nebraska Extension personnel. Breakout session topics will include: new rules and regulations, pastured poultry, community supported agriculture (CSA), cover crops, three secrets to profitability, intensive vegetable production, integrated pest management, bio-based weed management, and USDA micro-loans.

REGISTER NOW!! For the 2017 CEC Conference in McCook on April 19-20, 2017. The CEC conference is most valuable to teams of community leaders and service providers that have a desire to develop or enhance the entrepreneurial environment in their community. City administrators, county commissioners, city council members, economic development professionals, chamber of commerce leaders, school district leaders and youth leaders all benefit from attending. When communities bring several participants together, they have greater leverage to implement some or all of the strategies they learned at the conference. Bring your team and learn together!
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.
It is MUCH more than playing with legos! The First® Lego® League team members develop teamwork by planning, brainstorming and collaborating. The youth meet after school and their research, presentation and technical skills are put to test at First® Lego® League competitions. Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp, along with volunteer adult coaches, parents and school staff, guide students to prepare for competition. First® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. In 1998 he joined with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen of LEGO® to create the program, First® Lego® League, for 9 to 14 year olds around the world. Regional competitions will provide an opportunity for area teams to advance to the state competition in February.
Power of Wind Art Show is sponsored by the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education and Research Center. Open to all ages! Art or written work needs to be original and illustrate or represent how wind is used for energy. Art forms showcasing wind power can include posters, paintings, photographs, illustrations, photographs, sculptures, original stories, poems, and more. Entries will be accepted at Kimmel Education & Research Center on April 20th through April 22nd.
Although we do have some microscopes in our hallway, not all research is conducted in a lab setting.


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