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Mary Loftis

NE Extension Associate

May 29, 2019


4-H Season is in Full Swing

     Hopefully all 4-H members got enrolled in 4-H by June 1 and also enrolled in the projects in which they want to exhibit at the county fairs and beyond. Call us immediately if you have problems or questions at 402-374-2929.

Here are some more 4-H activities your family members might enjoy taking part in this summer. Remember to sign up soon!


Fremont 4-H Expo King and Queen Applications

4-H Online Enrollment – June 1 Deadline!

Now is the time to enroll in 4-H this year! JUNE 1 is the Deadline if you want to exhibit at the county fair. For the 2019 4-H Enrollment, 4-H members and leaders will not have past 4-H projects listed in the new enrollment system. However, if you want to review what a member or leader enrolled in the past as you identify and add projects for 2019 (2018-2019) follow the steps below: GO TO: https://ne.4honline.com/

Based on your profile – enter your email and password

• Continue to Family BUTTON/ICON

• Member Reports (Third Box Down)

• Select - Member: Select Member (family member)

• Select - Report: Member – Enrollment History

May 6, 2019

Managing Weeds in the Garden

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator 

April 29, 2019

Mulch Volcanoes—A Harmful Practice for Trees

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator


Too often the mindset is if a little is good then a lot must be better. So it goes with the spring task of mulching. A “mulch volcano” is the tongue-in-cheek term given to those copious heaps of woodchips surrounding a tree.  No one knows exactly where this harmful practice came from but all it takes is for one person in a neighborhood to do it and suddenly this ill-advised practice is everywhere.


April 25, 2019 

Controlling Noxious Weeds

With all the flooding and related damage, it’s been easy to put controlling noxious weeds on the back burner this spring. Fall may be the best time to control noxious weeds, but don’t neglect your opportunities this spring. Besides, many weeds require consecutive treatments in fall and spring to get good control. Here are some tips to help you get on top of these weeds.

April 23, 2019 

4-H Public Speaking Contest Highlights

          If you’re looking for high achievers and future leaders look no further than any

4-H communication event. This was all so true during the Burt County 4-H Public Speaking Contest held Monday, April 22.


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