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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.

Garden Update
Week of November 7, 2022
Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County

How The Misuse of Lawn Fertilizer Affects Water Quality 

Week of October 31, 2022
Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County

 Fall’s Insect Invasion

As nights cool, it’s not unusual to see an increase in the number of insects and spiders (collectively known as arthropods) inside the home. On average, homes have 200+ species of arthropods living there.  Keep in mind this isn’t a total of 200 insects and spiders, but instead of 200 species, with multiples of each not being at all unusual. There are reasons why arthropods make their way indoors.  Some, like crickets and millipedes, are seeking warmth, with heated homes offering a reprieve from cool temperatures. Other arthropods are predators, like ground beetles and spiders, following the prey indoors.

Garden Update
Week of Oct. 17, 2022
Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator 

Sign Up for the Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Many Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (NEMGV) are winding up their projects for the 2022 gardening season.  The Master Gardeners who manage the Growing Together Nebraska gardens have donated 536 pounds of produce to food pantries in Washington County and 2858 pounds in Dodge County, boosting access to fresh food for the food insecure. Master Gardeners work in after-school garden programs, teach others about good gardening practices through the horticulture helpline, and promote healthy pollinator habitats through demonstration gardens. 

Garden Update
Week of October 3, 2022
Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County

Final Garden Steps of the Season

Dodge County 4-H Achievement Celebration

The 2022 4-H year will conclude with a celebration of achievement on November 6. All 4-H members and their families are encouraged to attend! More information will be sent out soon regarding this event.

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Lancaster County 4-H members earn Nebraska 4-H Gives Back Award for addressing local food insecurity

December 1, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska 4-H recently recognized Kamryn Wanser, Kennedy Powell, and Brooklynn Nelsen with a Nebraska 4-H Gives Back Award.

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Nebraska Extension Launches New Strategic Direction

December 1, 2022
Nebraska Extension is rolling out its 2023-2027 strategic direction, captured in three ambitions designated as “The Big 3:”

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Webinar Explores Cooperatives in Food Systems

November 30, 2022
The Nebraska Cooperative Development Center is hosting a winter webinar series focused on cooperative businesses in the food system.

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Extension ag land management, leasing workshop scheduled statewide

November 21, 2022
Nebraska Extension and the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a series of in-person land management workshops covering current cash rental rates and leasing considerations for 2023. They will be held at locations across the state during the winter months.

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