Small Scale Farming WorkshopSmall Spaces, Big Potential - Small Scale Farming Workshop is being offered on April 8, 2017.
4-H Grows Here
Growing a Healthy FutureRead about some of Nebraska Extension advances in wearable tech, youth entrepreneurship and precision ag.
4-H to celebrate Nebraska's 150th with Clover ChaseNebraska 4-H youth in all 93 counties will have the opportunity to join in the Nebraska 150 Celebration by participating in an interactive scavenger hunt.
Nebraska Extension Launches New InitiativeThe Strengthening Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy initiative will feature Nebraska Extension specialists and educators from multiple disciplines sharing researched-based information to help producers reduce input costs, increase efficiencies and improve profitability of farm and livestock operations.
Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County
The title of the webinar is: "Nebraskan Permaculture Design, Trees as the Farmer's Best Friend, & Other Helpful tips" By Gus von Roenn, Permaculture designer, builder, urban farmer, activist, educator, land steward, event planner and nonprofit founder.
Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will take place at nine Nebraska locations this year including Auburn. Teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm should plan to attend.
Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm for anyone other than parents or legal guardians. Certification received through this course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with specific mechanized equipment.
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.