Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County

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The 2017 Nemaha County Fair Wrap-up Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 24th, at the Courthouse Meeting Room at 6:00 pm. Your input is valuable.
The 2017 Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour will be Friday, September 8th. This is the twelfth year Nebraska Extension has organized the tour to highlight diversified and sustainable agricultural operations in the area. This year’s tour will include six stops.
Recorded July 27, 2017 - Dr. Sam Wortman, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents a webinar on Bio-based weed management tools for specialty crops.
This spring you may have noticed this bushy plant, with fern-like leaves and pretty, white flowers growing in the ditch. Some people have asked what this plant is because they would like it as a flower. This weed is poison hemlock.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, over ­­­­80% of homes tested in Nemaha County have levels of radon in the indoor air that exceed EPA’s action level.

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is a naturally occurring byproduct of the radioactive decay of Uranium in the soil. It enters homes through cracks and crevices in the foundation or through crawl spaces below the structure. Radon can get into any type of building – houses, offices, schools, etc. – but researchers suggest that people are most likely to receive their greatest exposure to radon at home, simply because that’s where they spend the greatest amount of their time.

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