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October 2018 (4 pages PDF 175 KB ) National 4-H week Ocxtober 7-13, 2018 Career Portfolio Deadline extended Don & Martha Romeo Scholarship 2019 4-H Camps Plan ahead for the 2019 County Fair 30 Days of Doing all this and more in this month's 4-H in Focus.........

Creating Pollinator Habitats Workshop
Join us to learn how to help pollinators and the plants that benefit them; and make a solitary bee hotel to take home.

$15.00 (Grant funds are subsidizing cost of the hotel at this location)
Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:30 P.M. 
South Sioux City Public Library
2121 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City, NE

If you are not able to attend in South Sioux City Consider attending the locations below.

Tri-State Early Childhood Conference GUIDING THE NEXT GENERATION Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Delta Hotels by Marriott
4th & B Streets  

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The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing business.  Please encourage interested individuals in your community to attend the “Recipe to Reality” seminar which will be offered on October 27, 2018.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Registration deadline is October 15, 2018. Contact Jill Gifford, National Food Entrepreneur Program Manager at 402-472-2819 or for an information packet.

Moving Houseplants Indoors

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

 September is the best month for transitioning our houseplants from the outdoors to inside.  At this time of year, we don’t have the impending crunch of time when frost is imminent and our only choice is to hastily move plants indoors. By planning ahead, we have the time to pay attention to our houseplants by pulling away dead leaves, chasing out the spiders and checking plants for damage by critters. By waiting until frost is imminent, our haste increases chances of accidentally bringing in aphids, whiteflies, scale insects and mealybugs, exposing unaffected plants to a possible infestation.


The Master Gardener Horticulture Helpline is available to answer gardening questions and to take samples for identification/diagnosis during the following times and days.  The helpline is a service to everyone, regardless of what county they are from.

May through September:
Mondays, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, Washington County Extension, 402 426-9455

Tuesdays, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Cuming County Extension, 402 672-6006

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, Dodge County Extension 402 727-2775


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Nebraska Extension to offer landlord-tenant workshops across the state
Oct 11 – Current and future landowners and tenants should make plans to attend free upcoming land management workshops sponsored by Nebraska Extension. The workshops will be held at nine sites across Nebraska this fall. Read more
Nebraska youth to participate in nationwide computer science challenge
Oct 8 – Nebraska youth will join others around the world in the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge from 4-5 p.m., Oct. 16. Read more