Nebraska Extension in Garfield, Loup & Wheeler Counties

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We are so excited to offer this Fit and Healthy Kids Free web class for childcare providers. The March 5, 2018 class (7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CST) is Blocks BUILDing Math Talk in Early Childhood Setting - Engaging in block play provides a vast array of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) concepts. This workshop will focus on STEM concepts that can be addressed through block play experiences and specifically emphasize strategies to enhance and increase potential for mathematical talk. Participants will . . .
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.
Safe With You Training will be held from January-April in our area. This training meets DHHS Child Care Licensing requiements for child care in Nebraska. The sessions cost $20 and is due with your registration (within 1 week of the class that you wish to attend).

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 are so excited to offer the Fit and Healthy Kids Free web class series for childcare providers. This year we have an amazing line up for you. You may choose the sessions that best fit your interest and watch them live or recorded. (Childcare provider hours are accepted in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota)

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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Public forums to address 2018 farm bill
Feb 14 – Producers, landowners and other agricultural policy stakeholders seeking information on the 2018 farm bill are encouraged to register for a series of five forums scheduled at locations across Kansas and Nebraska. Read more
Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13
Feb 14 – Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Read more