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We know quality childcare is important to more than just parents & children in a community. It affects the business owner and fellow employees when affordable, quality childcare is not available. Employees cannot possibly be fully present in their job if their mind is busy worrying about their children’s care and education. That’s why in 2019, The Learning Child team created and launched a brand-new website designed to help families as they search for childcare including the development of checklist that can be customized. We ask you to please share this resource with your communities, friends, family members, and anyone else who may benefit from receiving this information.

Katie Kreuser is the Regional Food Systems Initiative Extension Educator.  Her office is in Cass County.  Her area of focus includes fruit, vegetable, and edible specialty crop production.  Her accountability Region includes:  Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Lancaster, Otoe, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington Counties.  Click here to learn more.

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

  Nebraska 4-H requires all youth enrolled in livestock projects to complete annual quality assurance training through Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA).

Nebraska Extension offers excellent classes, workshops and educational information on a variety of topics at the local Extension Office.  Take a look at our current options:

Pesticide Training Information and the Coronavirus Pamdenic ... new directives for on-line certification.

Ag Land Management Webinars ... a series of videotaped webinars regarding real estate & financial trends, the latest cash rent information, leasing issues and considerations, best practices for negotiating, farm succession and more.  

The Nebraska 4-H Public Speaking Contest helps youth learn and practice skills that are beneficial for a lifetime in their personal and professional lives.  Developing self-confidence and effective public speaking skills are two goals of  the public speaking contest.    

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I-29 Moo University podcast delivers timely, relevant topics

October 20, 2020
Dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and the Dakotas have developed a new, twice-monthly podcast for dairy producers. The podcast is focused on issues of interest to dairy producers, including economics, animal heath, forage, labor, farm programs and more.

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Nebraska native, alum marks 30 years of horticulture, outreach

October 20, 2020
Mary Jane Frogge may not have pictured herself as a future University of Nebraska–Lincoln employee, but she began as the picture of a future Husker student.

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