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Since 2014, a team of Nebraska Extension staff from several focus areas, including 4-H Youth Development, Learning Child, & Food, Nutrition and Health, collaborated to bridge the Collaborative Summer Library Program theme with 4-H resources.

The Nebraska 4-H STEM Reading Connections Resources are adaptable lessons & workshops, with the following in all 4-H components:

We love our volunteers and all that you have to offer Cass County 4-H! 

Nebraska 4-H has updated the volunteer application process within the last year. This process was developed to provide protection for our youth and volunteers. Volunteers are identified as direct or indirect.

Hello everyone! My name is Connor Biehler and I am the new Beef Extension Educator with adult education responsibilities for Cass County and 14 other counties in southeast Nebraska. I am a native of south-central Illinois where I developed a passion for agriculture through my family’s operation as well as 4-H beef projects. My degrees include an Associates of Science in agriculture from Lake Land College, Bachelor of Science in animal science from Oklahoma State University, and Master of Science with a focus in cow/calf and sire nutrition from University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to pursuing my master’s, I worked as a feed salesman in Oklahoma.

Otoe County would like to invite the youth from surrounding counties to participate in our upcoming Livestock Judging Clinic on May 1. Blaine French and the UNL Livestock Judging Team will be hosting this clinic in Syracuse, Nebraska. Please contact the Otoe County Extension Office if you have any questions.

Nebraska Extension, Otoe County

620 1st Street

Syracuse, NE 68446

402-269-2301

Lawn Tips for Late Winter 

Wow, it’s great to see the sun, feel the warmth and lose the heaps of snow in my front yard! Although 70 plus degrees in early March could result in problems later this spring, if plants come out of dormancy too soon. But, since there isn’t a great deal we can do about the weather, let’s focus instead on a few questions I’ve been getting from you in the last week. I can tell many of you are excited to get outside! Let’s start with the lawn.  

Too Early for Grub Control

Helpful, interesting, and timely articles written by our very own Sarah Browning, UNL Extension Educator:

2020 - The Year of Iris ... February 23, 2020

2020 The Year of Lanta ... February 16, 2020

2020 CSU Flower Trials ... February 2, 2020

Growing Onions - Sets, Plants or Seeds? ... January 26, 2020

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Partnership creates biodefense lab focused on food security

May 14, 2021
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska will begin a five-year partnership to help safeguard the U.S. food supply.

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Applying manure management concepts on-farm

May 12, 2021
Nebraska Extension’s Land Application Recertification sessions, called Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm, are scheduled to be in-person at many locations across the state in June, with the first taking place in May in Lexington.

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Rural Prosperity Nebraska receives boost from CARES Act

May 12, 2021
—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Rural Prosperity Nebraska initiative, along with six Nebraska economic development and Chamber of Commerce organizations, has received more than $400,000 in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help businesses and communities respond to coronavirus.

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Tailgate Talks celebrates its first anniversary during Beef Month

May 12, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —May is National Beef Month, and Nebraska Extension is celebrating the first anniversary of Tailgate Talks, a YouTube channel aimed at beef producers.  

 As part of the celebration, there will be a featured video message on the Tailgate Talks channel and a giveaway to its subscribers to commemorate the channel’s success and emphasize the importance of the beef industry in Nebraska, home to the top three beef cow counties in the U.S. — Cherry, Custer and Holt Counties. 

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