Nebraska Extension in Garfield, Loup & Wheeler Counties

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GLW 4-H enrollment for 2020 is due March 15th. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization focused on developing skills and knowledge in agriculture, science, citizenship and healthy lifestyles. This program aims to create positive, hands-on educational experiences open to all youth in preparation for lives as successful citizens and leaders. In Nebraska, one in three youth is actively engaged in 4-H through clubs, afterschool activities and school enrichment programs. We have activities ranging from photography to animal science and foods to conservation wildlife to suit the interests of every youth.

The Learning Begins at Birth Parent Guide resource resulted from a collective effort among dedicated Early Childhood Care and Education professionals as well as caring parents who committed countless hours in developing and reviewing content. Through relationships and networking, the group helped to assure that the guide has broad distribution to those who might benefit.

Is your property experiencing damage from recent flooding? University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a resource page ready to aid you as you prepare to clean flood damaged property, protect the safety of drinking water from your well or prevent further damage to your septic system. Be sure to maintain safe drinking water for your family as flood waters lift and carry pollutants. Visit flood.unl.edu to learn more.

Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5. This will help children eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods along with reducing the mealtime stress of feeding young children.

Sign up for email notification when the latest Food Fun recipe/idea is posted (about once per month). Your email address is used only for sending you the latest posting and is not shared.

Sign up here: http://go.unl.edu/foodfun

Nebraska 9th graders currently enrolled in 4-H (and those enrolled as 8th graders last year) will have received a letter pre-admitting them to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. With this, they will have the opportunity to participate in Next Chapter, a unique partnership between Nebraska 4-H and University Admissions that connects students statewide with the resources of the University! This also means that students that meet academic requirements will be admitted after high school. Next Chapter also grants students access to personnel and resources like never before. Highlights will include:

We had a full house for New Family Night, but we know as much as we have grown this year, we missed several families last night. If you are interested in the information shared, but were unable to make it to the meeting, please contact the office. We have extra copies of the handouts, powerpoint and would be more than happy to talk you through the information. We are so thrilled you decided to join GLW 4-H! Now, let us help you make it a stellar 4-H year!

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Nebraska Extension showcasing 4-H’ers at county fairs

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension is working to make sure all 4-H’ers across the state have the opportunity to showcase their hard work come county fair time this summer.

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Nebraska Extension, UNMC to host discussion on impact of pandemic-related stress on farmers and ranchers

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Rural Health Initiative will host a discussion about the impact of COVID-related stress on farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture.

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