Nebraska Extension in Burt County

Local Interest

by Mary Loftis, Extension Associate

The articles below are Mary Loftis's Medicare Part D columns. For more information on any of these topics or activities contact Nebraska Extension in Burt County at 402-374-2929, Extension Associate Mary Loftis at mloftis2@unl.edu, or your local Nebraska Extension office.


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December 7, 2017

End of Medicare Open Enrollment

Below are posted articles about Burt County 4-H deadlines, information, and events.  If you have any questions or would like to join the fun please call the Nebraska Extension Office in Burt County at 402-374-2929 or E-Mail us at burt-county@unl.edu.

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December 14, 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture

            One evening last week I came home to find a large envelope in the mail and it wasn’t from my friends wishing me holiday greetings. It was from my “friends” at USDA wanting to know all about my farming operation. I’m sure my reaction was similar to many of you when I first saw this, “Not this again!”

Quick Christmas Gift Reminders!

Don’t forget 4-H when finishing (or starting) your Christmas shopping! Gifts for new or experienced 4-H members can include kitchen gadgets, shiny cookie sheets & baking pans, sewing machines, glue guns, curry combs, brushes, halters, show sticks, cameras, or even gardening supplies! Of course new 4-H t-shirt is always a great gift (and it’s something you’ll probably end up buying before fair anyway!)

November 30, 2017 

Prepare Fireplaces and Firewood For Safe Use This Winter

            Every year, at least 12,000 Americans die in residential fires, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association. Because of the risks associated with fires, it's important to understand and practice safety tips when using indoor fireplaces and wood burning stoves this winter.

November 22, 2017 

Watering Trees & Shrubs for Winter

            It's important for trees and shrubs to go through fall and into winter with a moist soil. Since we've had an extremely dry fall, it is a good idea to water young trees, shrubs, and evergreens before the soil freezes. Last night I checked the soil around some of my trees and shrubs, and even though we’ve had some cold nights, the soil was not frozen and the water soaked right in.

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