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Monday, October 14th is our Equine Webinar Series with our very own Kathy Anderson! This webinar would be a great resource for Leaders, Adults, and Volunteers wanting to coach youth and/or start a judging team in their area. The webinar will start at 6:00pm through Zoom. More information about our Equine webinar series is at, anyone interested can sign up through Zoom and get our monthly updates of our webinars. We also post updates on our UNL Horse Facebook page if you know of anyone that would like to use that as a source.

Autumn is officially here. For many of us that means jumping for joy, for pumpkin spice latte, cozy sweaters, and cooler temperatures. There is another jumping thing that won’t bring as much joy into our lives as the lattes.

The Asian jumping worm is Nebraska’s newest invasive species. Just as the name implies it is native to Asia. It was found in Wisconsin in 2013. There are about 17 species of jumping worms found in North America and have been reported throughout the eastern and southern United States, parts of the Midwest and Oregon. To date, Asian jumping worms have been found in Douglas, Lancaster, and Platte counties in Nebraska.

The time has come to provide an update for all Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors who received their training in 2013 or before. Over the years there have been numerous curriculum changes, updates and additions, with some major curriculum adjustments in the last few years.

These Update Sessions are for adult or apprentice 4-H volunteer instructors who have previously attended a 4-H instructor training workshop in 2013 or prior years. These are an update for existing instructors, NOT a training for new instructors. You MUST be a currently enrolled Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports volunteer leader in your county. Instructors have the option of completing an update in two disciplines during the day.

Warm days and cool nights signal that fall is almost here.  The pumpkins are just about ready to be picked, the leaves will soon be in full color display and the wolf spiders and crickets will start migrating into the home.  Not exactly what you had in mind for a peaceful fall?  Find out how to start preparing now to keep these invaders from making themselves at home in your home.

The story of the worst natural disaster in modern Nebraska history is told in “And the Floods Came: Nebraska 2019”. The documentary includes footage of the damage at the Genoa Headworks as well as interviews with employees about their experiences.

It also includes footage and interviews from St. Edward, Omaha, Fremont, and Boyd and Knox Counties.

“And the Floods Came: Nebraska 2019” documentary premiered on September 8. It repeats Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. on NET, and 8 p.m. on NET World (NET2) . It also airs Sunday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. on NET, and at 5 p.m. on NET World.

The documentary can be viewed on-line at

Fit & Healthy Kids: Web-based Sessions for Early Childhood Prfessionals -once a month over zoom 1 credit hour each month free. Oct. 2019 – March 2020

The Chime Program for Childcare Providers-online for January 2020

Visions-Your Intentions As an Early Childhood Educator-starting Oct. 2019

Save the Date Ainsworth Childcare Conf. 6 hours face to face plus 4 hours distance


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Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more
Husker Harvest Days: University exhibits to highlight strategies for staying strong
Sep 4 – Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help farm and ranch families develop strategies for staying strong when facing economic or weather-related challenges. Read more