Nebraska Extension in Greeley, Howard, Sherman, Valley

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A FSA meeting will be held at the Loup City Community Center at 10 am March 28.
Emergency financial programs are available to producers with fast approaching deadlines.

Programs Include: LIP – Livestock Indemnity Program and ELAP – Emergency Livestock Assistance Program

The Farm Service Agency has programs available that can assist with the impacts of recent adverse weather. County FSA office staff will be able to provide individuals with the best information for their individual situations. County office contact information:
Kearney 308-237-3118
St. Paul 308-754-4424
Ord 308-728-3244
Spalding 308-497-2471

Nebraska Extension is partnering with a number of state agencies and organizations to help people in our communities on the road to recovery. Those affected by the flood might be unsure where to begin the cleanup process. Safety is a priority whether it be entering a damaged structure, food safety concerns, drinking water contamination or cleaning up. Resources for families and individuals, home and business owners, and the agriculture sector are available at the latest flood resources from Nebraska Extension at https://flood.unl.edu.

By: Amy Timmerman – Extension Educator

As the flood waters recede and we are able to get back in to our farms and ranches it is important to think about drinking water safety.  It is common for private wells to be immersed with the flood waters.  The flood waters commonly contain high levels of bacteria such as fecal coliforms and E. coli.  These microbes can cause short-term health effects such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms.  Infants and young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems may be more susceptible.

Trotter, Inc., headquartered in Arcadia, Nebraska, was recently recognized for its support of local Nebraska Extension and 4-H programs by the Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB). At the NACEB Annual Meeting in Lincoln on February 13, the Outstanding Business Award was presented to Jim and Sis Trotter along with Jess and Becky Trotter.

Fit and Healthy Kids

Need FREE continuing education hours? Don’t want to travel? Pull up a comfortable chair and join us on the web for Three Sessions. Hours are approved in the states of Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa and South Dakota for Child Care Providers.

February 4, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m. CST March 4, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m. CST April 8, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m. CST

To register go to:
http://food.unl.edu/fit-and-healthy-kids
Questions? Email Cami Wells at cwells2@unl.edu or call (308) 385-5088

 

Holidays will be here soon and that means house guests might be coming.  Take a few steps now to make sure your ‘guests’ are the ones you want at your house, not the furry, unwelcome kind.

House mice are common guests once the outdoor temperatures drop.  These small light gray, furry rodents have large ears and long tail.  Their preferred food is grains, but they will munch on just about anything.  One reason mice can be a problem once inside is due to their rapid ability to reproduce.  Each year, a female mouse can produce 5-10 litters, with about 5-6 young per litter.  Mice make nests out of materials like paper, feathers, or other fluffy materials. 

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