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Helping Children Cope With Stress

It is back to school time and this year is different than it has ever been. Children and parents both have concerns to go along with the usual back to school excitement and stress. We all know that our schools are doing everything they can to provide a safe environment for everyone, but it might be different and that unknown factor can be adding anxiety and stress to everyone’s lives. It is important that parents and others are especially mindful of children’s needs. Children may not always know they are stressed and might not realize what is making them feel ill at ease but parents and other adults can help.

We all survived the 2020 COVID19 Frontier County Fairs!! Thank you to all 4-H’ers, parents, grandparents, guardians, volunteers, and businesses who make the Frontier County 4-H Program & County fairs happen! Our AWESOME volunteers from the Ag Societies, 4-H Council, Extension Board, Superintendents, and many others are noticed & appreciated! It takes involvement and contributions from everyone to make the Frontier County Fair in Stockville, the Eustis Fair & Corn Show, and the Frontier County 4-H program happen. Every job/task (big or small) is important to the 4-H program, fairs, our community spirit, and to our youth! Life skills are learned through many great volunteers!

Online Iris Dividing Workshop

The class will be taught by David Lott, horticulture educator. There is no charge for the program. Simply register by clicking on the web link below and using the password “Lott” as scammer are now “bombing” Zoom programs.

Register today, space is limited.  Register at:  go.unl.edu/irisdivision or by calling Nebraska Extension Educator David Lott in the Lincoln County Extension office at 308 532 2683. All people registered will receive the log in information to be able to log in to the class.


Food safety is in the news! Numerous food borne illnesses have occurred during the last few years. Most of the reported food borne illness outbreaks have occurred from food eaten away from home. ServSafe is a program developed by the National Restaurant Association to address the growing food safety concerns of consumers. In Nebraska, the program is being implemented in cooperation with the Agriculture and Health Departments, the Nebraska Restaurant Association and Nebraska Extension.

Emerald Ash Borer Moving West

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has officially been located in an infected tree in Kearney. This tiny emerald colored pest fits on a penny and has slowly moved its way across Nebraska. On its own ability, this pest moves very slowly. Moving infested firewood along Interstate 80 is a prime way to speed up the movement of this destructive pest.

The Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Nebraska Extension have worked together to follow the movement of EAB in Nebraska, identifying samples and conducting outreach education on how trees on private and public property how to respond and treat infestations now and in the future.

In this Beef Update newsletter, you will find: Annual Forage Options for July and August Planting Drought Planning Resources Silage for Beef Cattle Webinar Series Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Tailgate Talk - Tools for Fly Control

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Nebraska Extension in Frontier County

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Fair organizers get creative to keep opportunities alive for 4-H, FFA youth

July 16, 2020
Over the past few months, 10-year-old Bailey Faltys has spent a lot of time with her 4-H sheep, Tucker and Bus.

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Partnership to offer free, low-cost services to Nebraska manufacturers

July 16, 2020
The Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership will offer no-charge or reduced-cost consultation and employee development training to the state’s small to mid-size manufacturers.

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