The Special Garden Project is a way to offer 4-H members the chance to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens. The 2022 Special Garden Project is focused on the lovely Rubenza Cosmos. The flowers of the Rubenza are unique; the petals change color as they age. Pollinators and beneficial insects are attracted to the blooms all summer long. These cosmos make great cut flowers. Be sure to enjoy a bouquet of Rubenza indoors and enter stems at the county fair.
Stoltenow named dean and director of Nebraska ExtensionCharles Stoltenow will be the next dean and director of Nebraska Extension.
American Rescue Eyes Next-Gen AgWith an eye to the future of agriculture and technology, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is seeking federal relief dollars to fund two projects that could work in tandem to grow innovation and feed economic growth statewide.
Rural Prosperity Nebraska offers $50,000 in grants to boost communities
New Research to Aid Farmers' SleepNebraska researchers are collecting data to determine the need for and value of educational interventions that help improve sleep quantity and quality among agricultural workers.
Local Crops Paving the Way for Greener RoadsHusker researchers are studying the efficacy of using corn and soybean oil to recycle asphalt.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability has scheduled a series of land management workshops to address the financial resiliency necessary for agricultural operations to sustain risk while remaining profitable.
“Building Farm and Ranch Resiliency in the Age of Financial Uncertainty” will be presented at 19 locations across Nebraska between December and February. The workshops will cover cash rental rates, land values, leasing strategies, landlord-tenant communication, farm and ranch succession planning and an overview of farm programs for landowners.
It is not uncommon for head lice to be shared at schools and child care facilities this time of year. Nebraska Extension has excellent educational resources for combating the spread of these tiny pests. You can learn how they spread, how to determine if head lice are present and how to treat them. We also recommend teaching children how to prevent the spread by showing them a short YouTube video.
Pies are an all–time favorite dessert and a feature of our winter holiday celebrations. Cooking and storing pies safely is important because bacteria that cause foodborne illness can grow in certain pies kept at room temperature, especially when the ingredients include milk, other dairy products, and eggs.
Food Safety for Pies Containing Dairy Ingredients or Eggs
A family walk is a great way to connect while being physically active. Like any routine, though, you may feel the need to spice it up. If your family is in a walking rut, try the four tips in this month's Family Fun on the Run Newsletter to boost the fun for everyone.