Nebraska Extension in Saline County

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   I have had a few inquiries this spring about Poison Hemlock (Conium Maculatum) taking over old cattle lots and if it would be safe to put cattle back in there.  The quick answer is, it’s not safe, it could poison your livestock. Poison Hemlock and its cousin, Water Hemlock, are two of the most poisonous of ALL flowering plants.  Poison Hemlock flourishes in old feedlots, wet or moist soils along streams, roadsides and can be found in some of our pastures.  Good moisture in the spring gives it plenty of vigor.

4-H Make a Difference Day – April 29

National 4-H Make a Difference Day will be celebrated April 29.  Saline County 4-H is encouraging everyone to “Make a Difference” by donating to the Backpack Program in your community school.  Each of our schools in Saline County has a Backpack Program that sends home backpacks with students who need help getting nutritious meals throughout the weekend or over holidays.

We are teaming up with our schools to have a donation collection in each school office where all proceeds will go to your local Backpack program.  Donations will be accepted through May 5th at each school.  Consider the cost to:

June 13-14, 2017 - Camp Renegade is an overnight camp for youth ages 8-10 years of age. To register and request a registration form please call (402) 821-2151. Register Early. Need not be in 4-H to attend.  Camp Renegade Flyer with more information.
Short-term Radon test kits are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County for no cost. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Act today to help ensure the safety of your family. For more information or to pick up a kit, call (402) 821-2151 or stop by the office located at 306 West 3rd Street, Wilber, NE.


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Extension home study course prepares drone pilots for exam
Apr 4 –

April 27, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Members of the public interested in earning a a Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate to fly unmanned aircraft (drones) for commercial purposes, are encouraged to refer to a new home study course offered by Nebraska Extension. This home study course focuses on the knowledge needed to successfully pass the computer-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam to earn a Remote Pilot certificate.

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Department of Agricultural Economics presents annual awards
Apr 4 –

April 27, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — In April, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics awarded Jay Rempe and the late Clayton Yeutter with 2017 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The Nebraska Bankers Association received the 2017 Outstanding Service Award.

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