Nebraska Extension in Saline County

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     Nebraska Extension has released a new mobile App called AgriTools for smart phones and iPads with the first release available on Apple platform.  It was displayed at the Crop Production Clinic in Beatrice this past week by Extension Educator Tyler Williams in Lancaster County.  AgriTools is designed to bring the most pertinent agricultural climate and weather information to your mobile device and with the GPS location component, the information is within a small grid at your location.

Lieutenant Governor, Mike Foley, stopped by to disucuss his role as the Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska with the 4th graders in the Crete After School Program. The 4th graders are just starting a seven week club learning about civic engagement led by teenagers in the Crete Youth in Governance Club and UNL Extension Educator, Leanne Manning. 

Winter is a great time to learn about gardening, since you can’t go outside and actually garden. A great way to learn more about gardening and meet other gardening enthusiasts would be to join the Extension Master Gardener Program.

February 14, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Location: Saline Center  - County Road M & Hwy 15 in Saline County.

Pre-registration by Feb. 10 by calling (402) 821-2151

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February 17, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Location: Gage County Extension - 1115 W Scott Street, Beatrice, NE 

Pre-registration by Feb. 10 by calling (402) 223-1384

This workshop will use the Field to Market tool which uses farming practices and other production data to produce graphs and tables which allows for a comparison of one field to national, state, and local averages for the metrics of Yield, Irrigation efficiency, erosion, energy use, and green house gas emissions.

Winter Workshop Dates and Locations

The development of the brain in a child's first five years of life clearly shapes the learning capacity they have for the rest of their life. Learn how the brain structure and functioning can be enhanced through movement and physical activity. 

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