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Information and Resources for Flooded Areas

Nebraska Extension Flood Resources

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Assistance - Agriculture Disaster Exchange

Dodge County Sheriff's Office Facebook page has on going updates about road conditions and evacuations

Resources to Recovery  - USDA  -  'Bomb Cyclone' of March 2019 Blizzard & Flood Recover 

As the flood waters recede and we begin the process of assessing the damage, we will need to assess the safety of the food in our pantries and cupboards.  Please follow the following safety tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: -Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water. If in doubt, throw it out. -Do not eat food packed in plastic, paper, cardboard, cloth and similar containers that have been water damaged. -Discard food and beverage containers with screw-caps, snap lids, crimped caps (soda bottles), twist caps, flip tops and home canned foods, if they have come in contact with flood water. These containers cannot be disinfected.

The Dodge County 4-H Public Speaking Contest will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, March 28th. It will be held at the Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children Educational Center, 2415 N. Main Street, Fremont, Nebraska. 

The 4-H Public Speaking Contest provides youth the opportunity to write a speech or a public service annoucement (PSA) that incorporates the topic of 4-H where they will then deliver it to an audience. The contest helps aid youth in developing skills for communicating about current issues to real audiences along with the skills to organize, prepare and deliver a speech. 

*DUE MARCH 1St to Nebraska Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. 

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Assistant Educator

 ProHort, short for Professional Horticulture, is research-driven education for individuals in the tree, lawn, landscape maintenance, and garden center industries, as well as anyone who wants to hone her/his skills in the areas of botany, insects, soils, landscape design, plant disease, trees, wildlife damage management, turfgrass, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). While people participating in ProHort education train right alongside Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners, there is no volunteer component associated with ProHort education nor do people have to apply to participate.

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

 In carpentry, there is an old adage urging us to measure twice and cut once. The same can be said when it comes to plants.  Planning is the least expensive of the plant selection process, simply requiring a little of our time to talk to experts and glean information from catalogs and web sources.  I’ve never had a client say, “Gosh, I’m really sorry I planned and did the research!”  Rather, I hear from clients who didn’t adequately plan and are now dealing with how to help plants survive or costly removals.


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