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Join Nebraska Extension's The Dish: Real Talk about Food team for live cooking and great conversation about food, tips, tricks, and hacks!
Our team will be live via zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-2:30 beginning on January 12. You are welcome to join any or all of the four-part series!

Looking for ways to keep the young people in your life engaged this winter? Check out the 4-H Winter Fun Pack - a collection of activities that youth can do on their own at home! Each recorded session of Living Room Learning is led by a Nebraska 4-H Youth Development professional. Getting started is simple: gather supplies, click the recording and let us do the teaching. 

Lincoln, Neb. —Dipti Dev and a team of Nebraska Extension Educators from the University of Nebraska have launched a new website: EAT Family Style at Home! The site is now live and houses fun, easy-to-follow videos and resources for parents and families—helping everyone create memorable mealtimes.

Currently, families are spending more time at home and creating healthy mealtime environments has never been more important. There are many benefits of family meals; they include the development of positive eating habits, creation of stronger parent-child bonds, and better school performance.

Explore the website below to learn how to:

Don't miss your chance to be one of TEN (10) $5,000 Scholarship winners.  Click the link below for more information.


Private Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions have been scheduled in Nemaha, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson and Cass Counties for 2020-2021 to provide an opportunity for farmers to renew their license or for initial certification.  Sessions have been scheduled at different locations in each county beginning in December 2020 through February 2021.  These training sessions will serve as a method for farmers to become informed about recent advances in agronomy.  We want producers to be made aware of some of the advances in crop production and some of the things we have observed in agronomy in southeast Nebraska this past year.  The first two hours of the program will focus on current and important agronomic issues, with the last hour addressing general standards for

The Special Gardening Project is an opportunity for 4-H members to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens. Each year, a new plant is selected as the focus for all members enrolled in the project. Youth receive seeds which they plant and cultivate using project resources provided throughout the experience. Youth then have the opportunity to exhibit cut flowers or harvested vegetables or present their experience through a poster or report. The project is designed to challenge youth interested in horticulture by introducing them to new and unique growing experiences and foster real-world problem-solving skills through a guided horticultural experience.  https://4h.unl.edu/special-gardening-project 


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Third annual Nebraska Regional Foods Systems Initiative Food Systems Summit to be virtual

January 14, 2021
The third annual Nebraska Regional Food Systems Summit will take place via Zoom Feb. 8-11.

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2021 western lambing and kidding school Feb. 6 near Bayard

January 13, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The 2021 Western Lambing and Kidding School on Saturday, Feb. 6, near Bayard, will feature a farm tour, hands-on demonstrations, and presentations by expert speakers.

The school, sponsored by the Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers and Nebraska Extension, will run from 9:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Julie Kappen Farm, 10803 Rd 89, Bayard, and Bobby Jo’s Branding Iron, 533 Main, Bayard.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Annual cow costs – the big three

January 13, 2021
When beef producers look at annual cow costs and doing an economic analysis, three categories tend to make up the largest percentage of total costs: feed, labor/equipment and cow depreciation.

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Extension Crop Production Clinics go virtual

January 6, 2021
Beginning Jan. 5, the 2021 Nebraska Crop Production Clinics will feature live presentations via Zoom and present research updates and information tailored to regional crop issues and grower interests

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