Local Interest

July 13, 2017 

Mid-Summer Visitor

            I was going to talk about something else today, but I had the first of what is a series of calls I get each summer about a large intimidating wasp that was digging holes in this lady’s flowerbed. Her description was perfect as she described their appearance and the size of holes they were digging. Her concern was each day there seemed to be another one... when I talked to her, she was up to three.

July 17, 2017

FREMONT FAIR RESULTS

Burt Count 4-H and FFA exhibitors took advantage of the 85th Fremont 4-H Expo (Fremont Fair) to get a warmup for the Burt County Fair on August 4-8. Results for Burt County exhibitors includes:

 

HORSE SHOW

            Senior Showmanship

                        Purple - Megan Olson (3rd place - bronze medal)

July 5, 2017

Irrigating Corn

            I need to credit my colleague, Steve Melvin, Extension Educator in Hamilton and Merrick counties for the following information.

State Fair 4-H Live Animal & In-Person Contest Registration:

4-H'ers planning to exhibit a live animal or participate in an in-person contest at the Nebraska State Fair must register in ShoWorks (http://nebr.fairwire.com/) by August 10 at 5:00 pm. This includes youth participating in any of the following shows or contests:

Animal Contests: Beef, Sheep, Swine, Meat Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Dog, Dairy Judging Contest, Dog Skillathon, or Livestock Premier Exhibitor

Other Contests: Presentations Contest, Public Speaking Contest, Fashion Show, Culinary Challenge Contest, Insect ID Contest, Tree ID Contest, Horticulture ID Contest, or Weed & Grass ID Contest

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 mloftis2@unl.edu, or your local Nebraska Extension office.


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