Getting Started with Vegetable GardeningAre you wanting to start your own vegetable garden, but don't know where to begin? Visit our Veggie 101 to learn the basics of starting your garden. Learn the when, where, and how of vegetables.
New Webinar Series for Farm and Ranch ManagementThe Department of Ag Economics is launching a new webinar series to discuss COVID-19’s impact on farm/ranch management issues in Nebraska.
#socialdistancing: Create Physical Distance but Stay in TouchIt may be easier to stay six feet from the nearest person but that doesn’t mean that farmers and ranchers aren’t having to cope with uncertainty. Learning to recognize your stressors and how to manage stress can help you personally and those around you. If you recognize someone in distress, use a caring approach in listening to them, and then connect them to resources.
COVID-19 ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to COVID-19 for your family, your businesses, and your community.
Dixon County Extension Office Update
The Dixon County Extension Office will be opening June 25, 2020. This is ONLY Dixon County Extension, the Haskell Ag Lab is still closed until further notification. The building will remain locked to the public. Please call the Dixon County Extension Office at 402-584-2234 for assistance or to set up at time to pick up needed materials.
Haskell Ag Lab staff will be working off-site and can be reached by email or by phone. Please call 402-584-2261 (Haskell Ag Lab) to leave a message.
With time on your hands and extra helpers at home, creating a beautiful and functional rain garden in your home landscape is an ideal family project. A rain garden collects water from your roof through a downspout and holds it in a shallow depression like a bathtub, until it soaks into the ground within 48 hours. The garden is planted with native and adapted perennial plants and small shrubs that can thrive in wet soil, attract pollinators, and provide year-round color in your yard. Installing a residential rain garden is a do-it-yourself home project that all in the family can enjoy.
COVID-19 impact on agriculture webinar series begins April 16 (today). The webinars are free and open to anyone until the start of each meeting. The first one will be today at 3 p.m. Below is the link for more information. These webinars are being presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics' Farm and Ranch Management Team.