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.

Web-based Sessions for Early Childhood Professionals

Need FREE continuing education hours? Don't want to travel? Pull up a comfortable chair and join us on the web! Registration closes at noon the day of the class. 

Classes begin on October 7, 2019 and go until  March 2, 2020.

For more details on the classes and a registration link go to: https://food.unl.edu/fit-and-healthy-kids 

Why should I sign-up?

The CHIME (Cultivating Healthy Intentional Mindful Educators) Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving.

 Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for health and well-being; of both providers and young children - including reduced stress, improved emotion management, better sleep quality, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships.

8 Weekly CHIME Sessions (In person over Zoom attendance is required for all classes - No recordings will be available)

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:

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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural 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 on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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