Nebraska Extension in Boone & Nance Counties

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Nebraska 4-H Month celebrates Nebraska 4-H, developing all youth to reach their fullest potential. Some of the ways we can celebrate are:

February 8 - Volunteer Appreciation Day - Tell your 4-H leader or 4-H Council member or Extension Board member how much you appreciate them.

February 15 - 4-H Supporter Appreciaton Day - Who do you know that has supported you in your 4-H Endeavors? Just say "Thank you so much!"

February 22 - Give Back Day - Is there someone that has helped you with one of your 4-H projects over the past year? Is there something you can help them with? Or maybe you can use the skills and knowledge you have gained to help someone else with a project?

February 29 - Leap into 4-H! Join 4-H today!

Nebraska Extension in Boone - Nance Counties is hiring a summer intern to help with the 4-H program. Do you have the drive to help us make a positive difference in young people's lives? Can you inspire young people to be leaders while helping them achieve their potential? This summer intern opportunity will help you understand the Extension youth program and give you tools that will help you discover a future career in Nebraska Extension. Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2024, or until position is filled. For more information contact the Boone County Extension Office or Steve Pritchard at 402-395-2158. Nebraska Extension and Boone County is an EEOE.

Special Garden Project 2024 - Princess of India Nasturtium

The focus of the 2024 Special Garden Project is the Princess of India Nasturtium. This Victorian-era heirloom flower can be grown in a variety of ways including in containers. It provides a splash of color from its scarlet flowers, and much of the plant can be eaten.

4-H members participating in the Special Garden Project will:

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies pesticide products as restricted-use pesticides (RUP) if they pose an increased risk to human health or the environment. To purchase and use RUPs, a person must be certified/licensed by the state where they will be using the products. Nebraska Extension provides the pesticide safety training required to become certified/licensed. In Nebraska, applicator licenses last three years and must then be renewed.

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