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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Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers is March 5
Feb 21 – Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to better manage pests are encouraged to attend the Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers course March 5 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 County Road G. Read more
Lincoln to host AgrAbility National Training Workshop in March
Feb 12 – Agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic illness, their families and professional staff are invited to the AgrAbility National Training Workshop from March 25-28 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln. Read more