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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.

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!


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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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