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Be an Active Family - “Do as I Say, AND as I Do…as a Family”

For more information, contact the author – Laura DeWitt, RD, (lauradewitt@unl.edu) Extension Assistant – SNAP-Ed and Go NAP SACC Trainer

As parents, we have all heard or even said the famous saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” In reality, we know that modeling the behaviors we want is the key to getting those behaviors to show up in our kids. Turns out, words are important, too.

Save the Date! On April 4-5, 2018 Hastings, Nebraska will be hosting the 2nd Annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference If you have an important part in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurial development in your community then you won’t want to miss this opportunity! • Networking • Presentations • Learning from each other • Meeting new community leaders • Plus much more! An effort to educate communities on the various tools and resources available to assist you in helping entrepreneurs grow in your communities. For more information, contact Ben Dutton,

Happy Holidays! Winter in Nebraska can be summed up in one word, unpredictable.  No matter what the weather does this winter, break out of the house to complete a few quick and easy tasks in your landscape to keep you trees and shrubs in tip-top shape.  

We are all trying to make the most of these last warm fall days.  While enjoying the last little bit of warm weather, tiny terrors seem to be everywhere.  Find out what the little insects are up to and how you can keep from going nuts.

Fungus can be both a good and a bad thing.  Mushrooms on pizza are an example of good fungus. Fungus in lawns, on the other hand, are nearer the other end of the spectrum.  If your turf is looking a little thin and brown in spots; you are not alone.  Fungus and hot temperatures have wreaked havoc on lawns this year, but there is still time to make your lawn look full and lush for this fall. 

Nominate your club for Nebraska 4-H Club of the Month! The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors have joined together to start a program which recognizes 4-H clubs throughout the state of Nebraska. Any 4-H club may nominate themselves to be the Club of the Month. Nominations are due the second Friday of the month before the club will be the Club of the Month. The club who is chosen to be Club of the Month will receive a $50 cash card from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and their story will be showcased on the Nebraska 4-H Foundation’s Facebook, Twitter, and website along with the State 4-H website and Facebook and in their local newspaper.

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