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April 23, 2019

Henbit, Ground Ivy and Speedwell

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator


April 23, 2019

New To Medicare Educational Program – May 2

By Mary Loftis, SHIIP Counselor


Turning 65 can be a scary and confusing time. You may be asking questions like: “If I’m still working and have insurance do I need to enroll in Medicare?” “What’s with all this mail I’m getting now?” “What about Social Security?” “What is my full retirement age?”

These are very important questions and you don’t want to pay more than you need to or end up with a penalty for not enrolling in a timely manner.

April 18, 2019

Arbor Day in Nebraska

It seems like all I’ve talked about for the past month is follow-up to the devastating flooding we experienced this spring. Well, enough is enough, I wanted to write about something else this week and Arbor Day, my favorite holiday, came to mind.

Arbor Day has its “roots” in Nebraska. J. Sterling Morton moved to Nebraska from Michigan and he described Nebraska as a “treeless prairie.” He proposed a tree planting holiday to the State Board of Agriculture in 1872. The first Arbor Day was observed in Nebraska on April 10 that year and more than a million trees were planted in Nebraska.

April 17, 2019

4-H Bicycle Rodeo

April 16, 2019

Flooded Vegetable Garden Plots

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator


Looking forward to the vegetable garden this spring, it’s easy to think that now that the flood waters have receded, our gardening season can carry on as usual.  While many of the callers to Extension are aware of potential dangers of gardening on a flooded site, the exact way forward is a little unclear.  Here is a synopsis of how flooding affects food safety in our vegetable gardens and orchards.


April 12, 2019



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2020 Master Gardener training

November 7, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2020. The Nebraska EMG program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976.

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4th annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference & Trade Show

November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced the dates for the fourth annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27-28, 2020, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

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