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November 4-H Newsletter (4 pgs PDF  16. MB)

4-H Enrollment is open 4-H Council representation 2021 District Horse Locations Fed Steer Challenge Check it all out in the latest edition of 4-H In Focus!

Nebraska Extension is fully committed to the health and well-being of Nebraskans. In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease.

Our office is staffed, but is locked to the public. Please call for an appointment if you need materials or supplies or just want to talk to your friendly Extension Staff!  (402-987-2140) or email (dakota-county@unl.edu).

Thank you!

Companion Rabbit Science is a self-paced learning opportunity offering information about caring for rabbits. The online course is great for middle-school-aged youth but is open to all youth regardless of age who are looking to learn more about rabbits and the 4-H rabbit project. Companion Rabbit Science is a great resource for anyone interested in caring for or learning about rabbits in 4-H whether they own one now or not!   

The course includes four units covering:

Spring is in the air.
The grass is looking greener
Leaves are starting to bud and the first brave crocus's and daffodils are peaking out of the ground.
The excitement for the growing season is upon us.  
The 2020 Siouxland Garden Show has gone Digital 
Links for each session are available on at:  Siouxlandgardenshow.org

Educational Sessions available live online for the 2020 Siouxland Garden Show

Fall’s Red Leaves

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County

Glorious golds are fall’s main colors in our region, helping to foster appreciation for autumn reds, which tend to be rarer. Instead of adding the over-utilized ‘Red Sunset’ and ‘Autumn Blaze’ maples to your landscape, diversify the neighborhood and community by choosing from fall’s red leafed trees that are not maples. When a variety or species is overplanted, it makes way for certain insects and/or diseases to run rampant, much like emerald ash borer is for ash trees and pine wilt in pine trees. Some ideas for fall red-leafed trees include:

Are you interested in learning more about beekeeping?  There is a Bee Lab at UNL!  The lab offers education, resources, research and more.  Find out more about upcoming workshops below or visit the website at:   https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-lab

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