This is the time of year when fungi become the topic of conversation. What most people find alarming is the speed with which conks, mushrooms, and puffballs develop. In some cases, it is literally overnight. What is visible are the sporulating structures—the part of fungi that produces the next generation. A good way to think of this is plants make seeds to produce the next generation, fungi produce spores. These spore-producing structures are varied and fascinating, and most people who ask about them are wanting to eat them.
Achievement ApplicationTime to work on keeping a record of your 4-H career! The Achievement Application document will keep track of personal growth, leadership, skills gained and community service activities
Voices For FoodDo You have a garden? Do you have more produce than you can use? Find out how you can donate your extra produce to those in need.
About usMeet the staff of Dakota County Extension! We have resident staff and regional staff that can answer your questions on a variety of topics.
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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
The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program along with the Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance Program are excited to announce the first annual Herd That! Conference on Sept. 15, 2021 in Lincoln, Neb. The conference will focus on the five areas of risk management specific to livestock. The highlight of this year’s inaugural event will be a live cattle handling demonstration with Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Colorado State University and Dean Fish, Ph.D., ranch manager, Santa Fe Ranch.
Sunday, August 1st, 20214-H Cat Show (Location: Thurston, NE) 1:30PM Household Pets/Small Animals Show (Location: Thurston, NE) 3:30PM 4-H Dog Show (Location: Thurston, NE) 5:00PM
Monday, August 2nd, 2021Rabbit & Poultry Check-in 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Youth Crop Scouting Competition - Connecting Youth with Crops
Looking for a fun club project? Want to unite your club members? Running out of ideas for club meetings? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, help is on the way! Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 8th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops can learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles.
Don’t know a lot about crops? Ask a local agronomist to assist by providing a short lesson on crop production. You can have the agronomist meet with youth a little during each meeting or outside of the meeting. This is one way to engage those youth interested in crops.
Online Insect Identification Contest
The Nebraska 4-H Online Insect Identification Contest provides an opportunity for participants to put their entomological knowledge to the test. The contest consists of insect identification and multiple-choice questions. Participants will gain knowledge about insects and entomology through this competition. This contest can serve as practice for county contests and the state fair 4-H insect identification contests, or for a county fair contest.