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The "I Wonder" book encourages children to think about the world in which they live. In a beautifully illustrated orchard setting, the young reader will journey along with the amused explorer and begin to wonder about bees, butterflies and more! This book is written by Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp, a Nebraska Extension educator...

Grain marketing workshops focus on futures and options will be offered at several sites across Nebraska starting in November to assist grain producers minimize losses during this time of low prices.

Workshops are funded by the Nebraska Corn Board. Complimentary lunch is provided at each location. Each workshop is limited to 40 participants. 

 Nebraska Extension Educators will present strategies for using futures and options to protect farmers from adverse market movements. The workshops feature the Marketing in a New Era simulator and the Grain Marketing Plan smartphone application.

When a traditional field trip isn't possible...the answer might be to check out the virtual field trips! During this field trip, your whole class can participate and learn about solar panels and wind turbines through Streaming Science and Nebraska Extension. Live interaction between the students and the field expert make this an exciting experience in your classroom. Sign up now for the November 2 field trip, Sun Rays and Windy Days!
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. In Nebraska, 1-in-3 age-eligible youth participates in 4-H, which is present in all 93 counties. These youth, ages 5-18, participate through camps, clubs, school enrichment, and afterschool programs. All 4-H programs are consistent in placing strong emphasis on life skills, such as problem solving, responsibility, citizenship, and leadership.
Youth will be excited to learn introductory computer science in a game environment! Code Camp is designed for ages 8-13 interested in coding. If you can read, then you can code! Excel at problem solving in all subject areas.
The Community Vitality Initiative is focused on launching the heart and soul of the state, its rural and urban communities, into the future by focusing on entrepreneurship, recruiting new residents, disaster recovery, broadband access, engaging youth and young adults, and building businesses.


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Choose Healthy Here bringing healthier options to Nebraska communities
Oct 17 – Nebraska Extension has partnered with local agencies to make healthier options more accessible in communities throughout the state. 20 retailers across Nebraska are participating in the Choose Healthy Here program to increase access to affordable, nutritious and safe foods. Read more
So you've inherited a farm, now what?
Oct 12 – Those who have in inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing the asset are encouraged to attend one of several Nebraska Extension programs being offered across the state this fall. Read more