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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!

This one hour program will be taught via livestream on Facebook on the Nebraska Gardener Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NEBRgardener/ for the entire summer. Participants can also participate in person at the Nebraska Extension Office in North Platte, 348 W. State Farm Road for people to ask gardening and food safety questions. Gab With Gardeners will be taught on the following Tuesday evenings:

Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator Water and Integrated Cropping Systems

 Part 5 of a series about basic water law in the United States, predominately in the western part of the country, and how it affects this finite resource. Water law can be traced back to Roman times and also has roots in English common law. Across the United States, it varies from state to state, and from East to West. When conflicts arise, courts usually determine the outcome, unless there are state or federal laws or previous case studies to resolve the issue. Exceptions to the law can arise from differences in each state’s water laws.

Part 6 of a series about basic water law in the United States, predominately in the western part of the country, and how it affects this finite resource. Water law can be traced back to Roman times and also has roots in English common law. Across the United States, it varies from state to state, and from East to West. When conflicts arise, courts usually determine the outcome, unless there are state or federal laws or previous case studies to resolve the issue. Exceptions to the law can arise from differences in each state’s water laws.

Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Educator, Water and Integrated Cropping Systems

Cheyenne & Deuel Counties
2021 4-H Presentation Contest
Friday, June 18         
1:00 pm
Basement, Security First Bank, 1205 Jackson Street, Sidney, NE

A 4-H Presentation, given by one (1) individual or a team of two (2) individuals, is a live presentation with a formal talk where youth will use visual aids (such as props, posters, computer-based visuals, handouts, video, etc.) to show and tell others how to do something. Presentations are given on a stage. Judge views the entire presentation and engages in a question and answer session following presentation.

2021 4-H SPEECH & PSA CONTEST
Friday, May 21
1:00 pm
Basement, Security First Bank
1205 Jackson Street, Sidney, NE 

Through the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, youth have an opportunity to write a speech or a public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates the topic of 4-H and deliver it to an audience. The 4-H Public Speaking Contest helps youth develop skills for communicating about current issues to real audiences, learn how to organize and prepare a speech, develop speech delivery skills, learn how to present themselves to others, and develop self-confidence.

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Tailgate Talks celebrates its first anniversary during Beef Month

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