Nebraska Extension in Garfield, Loup & Wheeler Counties

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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.  Please click or copy paste the link below into your web browser to sign up for the classes. You may choose the sessions that best fit your interest and watch them live or recorded. The recorded sessions may be watched up to one week past the live date to receive your certificate.  (Childcare provider hours are accepted in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota)

Come join us in the comfort of your home this winter!!!

http://food.unl.edu/fit-and-healthy-kids

“Fit and Healthy Kids Series”

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.

On June 5, 2017, Mike Groenewold, Park Horticulturist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will present a program about Pollinators at Calamus Outfitters at 7:00PM. Many people may have observed that bees, butterflies and other pollinators are currently in need of help as their numbers are declining dramatically. Some people may not realize how important these insects are to our existence. We rely on pollinators to help plants produce many of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts we eat. In fact, we can thank pollinators for nearly one out of every three bites of food we eat. As well, some pollinators, like the Monarch butterfly are beautiful insects and it would be a tragedy if this insect disappears from our landscape.

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!

Looking to polish up your public speaking skills? Look no further! The GLW 4-H Public Speaking Contest will be held Thursday, April 27th at 7:00PM in the Garfield County Courthouse. This contest is open to all 4-H members ages 5-18. If you would like to register for the contest, please contact Nebraska Extension in GLW at 308-346-4200 or jschoen4@unl.edu. Details about this contest can be found in your fairbook. If you no longer have one, please ask the office for a copy of the public speaking page.



Nebraska Extension in Garfield, Loup & Wheeler Counties

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