Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County

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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.
Learn how to make a Lap Desk or Mosaic Planter at Youth Workshops offered by Richardson County Extension. A Photography Workshop is also being offered. See our 4-H Workshops webpage for details.

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.



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