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Gab With Gardeners Garden and Food Program Series Starts May 18!

Do you have gardening questions? Join Nebraska Extension Educators to learn simple gardening tips, and new and tasty ways to prepare garden produce at the Gab With Gardeners program at 7 p.m., Central Time, this summer on Tuesday evenings this summer!

4-H Design Camp 2021  June 10-11

Are you at a STEAM Level Clothing 2 and have some experience sewing? Are you up to the challenge to learn some new sewing techniques? If you are, the 4-H Design Camp is for you!

Youth will design and construct an original sun dress or shorts using trendy dyeing techniques, construct a leather accessory, and design a mixed media project for their portfolio!

BONUS: Many exciting memories will be made as you tube down the Middle Loup River and take a turn on the zip-line. Enjoy a s’more and learn some camp songs and stories as you sit around the campfire with your new friends.

Extension Master Gardener classes available online in 2021

Are you yearning for spring and the growing season? Beat the winter doldrums by attending Nebraska Extension Master Gardener classes starting Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

This year’s lineup of classes will be taught completely online due to COVID-19 protocols.

 Gardening enthusiasts can participate by attending individual classes without extra commitment to the program for a nominal fee for the entire series. Participants can attend the classes of their choice to increase their personal horticultural knowledge.


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Faculty Spotlight: Kathleen Lodl

May 10, 2021
Meet Kathleen Lodl, associate dean of Nebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H Program Administrator, with a special assignment to the Vice Chancellor to lead efforts for UNL to obtain the Carnegie Engagement Designation.

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Wortmann retires after decades of work in sub-saharan Africa and Nebraska

May 4, 2021
Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor and Nebraska Extension soil and nutrient management specialist, will retire May 31 after a 20-year career at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Faculty Spotlight: LaDonna Werth

April 26, 2021
Meet LaDonna Werth, Nebraska Extension educator in Holt County in the area of The Learning Child.

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New awards program honors outstanding 4-H volunteers across Nebraska

April 23, 2021
Nebraska 4-H has selected 12 individuals, as well as one multigenerational family, as recipients of a new statewide awards program that honors outstanding contributions of 4-H volunteers.

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