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We present spring and summer workshops, projects and exhibits for 4-H youth and families to learn skills, work together, and have fun.  Youth will enroll for all activities & projects online through Eventbrite. Click the link below for complete list & registration links. 

As dates are finalized more registration links will be added so check this page frequently! Enrollment deadline: April 15 (unless otherwise noted) or the project has limited enrollment. Note project enrollment fees apply to some workshops/projects. After you register, you will receive information.

2019 Anytime Learning Workshop/Project List
Sunday, March 24 | 3:00pm Gage County Extension Office Become a Public Speaking Pro!

Learn how to:

Prepare for 4-H County Speech Contest Brainstorm topics Write your speech Perfect your delivery

Presented by Carla Harvey 4-H family

Register Online by March 18: https://gage4hpublicspeakingwksp.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, March 5 | 9:30am - 3:30pm
Lancaster Extension Education Center
444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln Fee: $25 for one person and $10 for each additional family member
Includes lunch, refreshments, and handouts. Registration deadline: Thursday, Feb. 28 call 402-441-7180

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The University of Nebraska was chartered on February 15, 1869 and charged with its land-grant mission of public education and service to Nebraska. In 2019, we mark a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond. Please join us in celebrating the historic past of your University and helping us chart a bold new future.

Gage County Extension Office is celebrating Charter Day with delicious cookies! Stop by our office for a treat and University of Nebraska Lincoln freebies!

Are you interested in learning what a career in Extension looks like?

We are looking for a summer intern to assist with Gage County Fair activities and Extension Programming. Preferred age of candidate would be high school graduate or college student. Applications due March 15. Check out full job description and application below.

Job Description

Application

Any questions regarding the position, contact: Gage-County@unl.edu.

Palmar Amaranth has become a troublesome weed to control in Gage, Jefferson and Saline Counties as well as other areas of Nebraska. Watch the recorded video below for more information.

"Strategies for Managing Palmer Amaranth with Multiple Resistance: The Most Troublesome Weed in U.S. Agriculture" - Professor Jason Norsworthy of the University of Arkansas

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