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We would love to have you join the 4-H family in Hall County!  For more information on what 4-H has to offer, check out our 4-H welcome packet (pdf).   4-H Enrollment
Use Moisture Meters to Determine When Structures are Dried Out and Ready for Rebuilding

Nebraska Extension is pleased to have moisture meters available for homeowners to borrow from local Extension offices as they monitor structures for moisture levels prior to rebuilding.  The moisture level of structures cannot be determined by appearance or time spent drying. A calibrated moisture meter is recommended to measure the moisture content of flooded materials.

Webinar Series

The Agricultural Land Management Quarterly webinar series will offer management advice and insight for Nebraska landowners, agricultural producers and others with an interest in agricultural land.

Mobile iGrow Educational displays have been making the rounds to Hall County elementary schools!  These hands-on displays focus on two of the mainstays of Nebraska Agriculture – CORN and BEEF.  Each interactive display includes a teaching guide, hands-on activities, and an iGrow activity worksheet, targeting elementary students.

The displays are like a “mini-field trip” at the school” reported one teacher. Focused on Nebraska school standards in math, social studies, and STEM, the displays increase students’ knowledge of corn & beef, where our food comes from, careers, and how agriculture is important in our everyday lives.

In the blink of an eye, extreme weather events can wreak havoc on lawns and landscapes, often leaving homeowners and landscape managers at a loss for what to do. To help these people make decisions and take actions prior to and after extreme weather events, Nebraska Extension recently released “weather ready landscapes” infographics.

The final four infographics in a series of eight are now available: https://weather-ready.unl.edu/weather-ready-landscapes The two-page infographics cover the following weather topics: flood, hail, ice, and tornado and wind. Infographics released in early fall 2018 cover winter desiccation, frost, dormancy breaks, and drought.

An additional requirement for exhibitors wishing to compete at the Nebraska State Fair in either the 4-H or FFA shows is the requirement of a Premise ID number. Since the implementation of EID tags, each exhibitor will have to obtain a Premises ID number through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. These Premises ID numbers are a required step in the usage of EID tags.



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Project helps young flood survivors heal through reading
Jul 19 – A new project at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is helping young flood survivors heal — page by page, story by story. Read more
Extension offers tips on handling cattle in hot weather
Jul 16 – As a summer heat wave descends on the Midwest, Nebraska Extension is urging producers to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather. Read more