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It is important that we all learn how to manage our stress levels and reduce the effects of unwanted stress. Business owners, managers, farmers /ranchers, and your customers are no exception to experiencing stress. In fact, stress seems to be prevalent in rural communities at times. Too much stress can make us more accident-prone, and it can affect our overall health. This program provides information on identifying common stressors, recognizing stress symptoms, and managing stress.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Agricultural Profitablility's 2023 landlord/tenant cash rent workshop for landowners and operators will be held in Fremont from 1 to 4 p.m. on August 17, 2023 at the office of Nebraska Extension in Dodge County, 1206 W. 23rd Street, Fremont, NE.

The workshop will cover current Nebraska cash rental rates and land values, best practices for agricultural leases, and other contract considerations. The meeting will also include information about farm succession and transition planning and offer an opportunity for those in attendance to have their leasing questions answered.

Area training dates have been set for those producers who will be using or purchasing any restricted use pesticides on property that you own or rent.  Plan to attend one of these listed trainings to become certified or recertified as a private applicator. 

Listing of area trainings.

Pesticide Safety Education Program Web Page

Contact: Nate Dorsey, Extension Educator at 402-727-2775 for more information.  

Garden Update
Week of October 24, 2022
Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County 

Collecting and Starting Seeds from Trees and Shrubs

Now is a great time to collect seeds from trees and shrubs to start your own and add diversity to your landscape.  If you think starting trees from seeds is a silly way to get trees into your landscape, think again.  I appreciate the story Justin Evertson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum likes to share about his 15-foot-tall bur oak. Justin started the tree from an acorn he planted just ten years ago. The tree was quick to establish and grow, disavowing oaks as slow-growing trees.

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.

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