Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties

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As caring adults in young children’s lives we play a major role in setting the stage for lifelong learning, discovery and success. Nebraska Extension is committed to providing research-based strategies to help you support the holistic development of the young child in your care.
The Food, Nutrition and Health program is focused on improving nutrition, physical activity, and food safety outcomes for Nebraskans. Using an evidence-based curriculum, nutrition staff teach the community how to support healthy food and lifestyle choices within their budget.
4-H empowers youth, ages 5-18, to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach. In Nebraska, 4-H is present in ALL 93 counties across the state.
John Porter, Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator, receives the Communications Award from the National Assocociation of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) for the GROBigRed blog on behalf of the Douglas-Sarpy Community Environment Team.
Extension is committed to helping Nebraskans know more about creating resource- and energy-efficient rural and urban landscapes, protecting and managing water resources, properly managing insect and wildlife pests, and more.


Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties

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Science and agriculture family field day in northeast Nebraska
Jun 19 – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord will host a science and agriculture family field day on July 24. Read more
Nebraska Extension field day for management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in soybean
May 30 – Growers, crop consultants and extension educators interested in management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's field day, supported by the Nebraska Soybean Board, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 10 near Carleton. Read more