Nebraska Extension in Garfield, Loup & Wheeler Counties

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GLW 4-H enrollment for 2018 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.

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We are bringing you a one-day conference of diverse experts to share evidence-based practices, resources, ideas, and the latest in research for fostering quality early learning experiences for children 0-8 years old that you can attend from the comfort of your own home.

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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

We have a wonderful opportunity to collect information from working pregnant women living in rural Nebraska and need your help. We want to hear these women’s ideas about infant care as well as their plans after their baby is born!

We are looking for expectant working women (in their third trimester or close to that) living in Nebraska.  We plan to meet with them for a total of three times over the duration of one year, and, after each visit, compensation is provided for their time.  Additional information about the study is provided in the flyer.

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:

Join Steve Niemeyer, Beef Systems Extension Educator, for Grazing Cover Crop Field Day in Spalding on September 15, 2017 from 9Am to 1PM. This program will cover soil health improvement, organic crop production, grass finishing cattle and grazing irrigated cover crop. Please RSVP by September 11th for the free lunch to Cindy Glaser at 308-750-2879. For more information, contact Steve Niemeyer at 308-346-4200, Ron Bolze at 402-321-0067 or Jerry Glaser at 308-750-9578. The program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

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