Nebraska Extension in Burt County
May 17, 2018
Mosquitos Suck, Too!
A couple weeks ago I wrote a column on “Ticks Suck!” Consider this the sequel. Maybe the title for this column should be Mosquitos Suck II (instead of Too). Anyway, after a winter that seemed like it would never end, we’re finally getting weather when it’s nice to get outside and do something. Many people consider Memorial Day weekend as the official beginning of the outdoor summer season with barbecues, boating, fishing and ball games... or just mowing your lawn or working in your garden.
May 10, 2018
Babysitting Clinic Wraps Up
The annual Burt County Extension sponsored Babysitting Clinic finished up last week in Oakland with up to 22 participates attending one or more sessions and 16 completing the entire series.
May 3, 2018
Last weekend I went out in the trees behind my house in search of morel mushrooms. Unfortunately I found more ticks than mushrooms! Ticks are close relatives of mites and spiders and pass through four stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, nymph and adult. All stages except the egg are blood-sucking parasites that can also carry diseases.
May 3, 2018
Kaleidoscope of Activities
This time of year is a dizzying, dazzling kaleidoscope of programs, activities and events.
The school year is ending and I’m trying to squeeze in all the extra educational opportunities I can for the students and maybe focus a little of the end of the year craziness away from the teachers for an hour or so.
April 26, 2018
This has been one strange spring! And because of it, I’ve gotten more than the usual number of calls from farmers who wonder if they need to apply starter fertilizer when they plant. Unfortunately, “It depends” is not the answer most farmers want to hear.
April 25, 2018
Babysitting Workshops – May 2018
This Thursday, May 3rd is the first session of the Babysitting Workshop. The workshops will be at the Oakland City Auditorium starting at 3:45 and wrapping up at 5:00 p.m. Any student in 4th-7th grades is welcome to attend the 3-session workshop. (4-H membership is not required)
Participants will learn whether they are ready to be a babysitter, what it takes to be a GREAT babysitter and how to keep their charges safe at all times. We want these babysitters to be the kind kids AND parents LOVE!
Apr 18 – When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Read more
Apr 18 – Nebraska-native Sarah Polak has been named experience coordinator at Raising Nebraska, the award-winning agricultural literacy experience at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. Read more