Nebraska Extension in Franklin County

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Each year the Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding male and female 4-H’er for their accomplishments in the 4-H program.  Franklin County is allowed to send one male and one female candidate to represent us for this scholarship.

Sleep affects every moment of our daily lives, from how we think and remember to how our bodies thrive or deteriorate. It determines how we deal with stress, make choices related to safety, and function as human beings. While most health education tends to focus on nutrition and activity, sleep is arguably the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and lack of it causes a significantly reduced quality of life.

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a useful mode of transportation on farms and ranches, yet there are known safety hazards associated with their use. “ATV Aware” is a program which uses a custom-made simulator to mimic an actual experience of riding an ATV and teach about safe riding behaviors and laws.
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2019 crop production budgets now available
Nov 14 – Experts from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have finished preparing 78 budgets for 15 crops estimated for 2019. Read more
Nebraska Extension to offer landlord-tenant workshops across the state
Oct 11 – Current and future landowners and tenants should make plans to attend free upcoming land management workshops sponsored by Nebraska Extension. The workshops will be held at nine sites across Nebraska this fall. Read more