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, or your local Nebraska Extension office.


November 10, 2017 

Bits and Pieces:

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


November 15, 2017

Time For Thanks Giving

          With the Thanksgiving holiday this week I want to encourage you to truly count your blessings, not only on Thanksgiving day, but every day. Yes, we face tragedies, illness and heartbreak, but don’t let these things wear you down.

          My blessings include celebrating 40 years of marriage this past weekend. What a joy! Having friends and family around to celebrate was amazing. I’m looking forward to even more family time over the holiday.

November 16, 2017

Christmas Tree Selection & Care... and MORE!

            It doesn’t seem like I should be writing about Christmas topics already. But I know some people put up their Christmas tree as the Thanksgiving leftovers are cooling. So I thought this would be a good time to talk about selecting a Christmas tree if you use a natural tree at your home. 

November 10, 2017 

Bits and Pieces: 

4-H - Why Science Matters To Me Photo Contest

Show & Tell: Submit a photo showing how life science is behind the food you eat, benefits your health or helps your animals, and write a caption telling us why science matters to you! You could have the chance to win a trip for three (3) to the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science, January 12 -15, 2018 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Hurry! You only have until midnight on November 26th to submit your photo!

November 9, 2017 

Sampling for SCN: Part Science, Part Art

            I frequently talk about WHY we need to sample for soybean cyst nematodes or SCN. It causes more yield losses than all other soybean diseases combined. As harvest winds down, we are entering the time when the most samples are taken each year. This prompted a related question regarding sampling, HOW to sample for SCN.

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