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Nebraska Extension’s Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference is a premier conference for all persons interested in building entrepreneurial communities throughout Nebraska and beyond.  

 The 2018 Clinics and Conference are an excellent opportunity for crop producers and agribusiness professionals can improve their profitability and sustainability. The clinics will be offered at four locations across Nebraska this January and the conference will be held over two days in Kearney.

They will feature presentations from Extension specialists and educators on soil fertility; soil, water, and irrigation management; crop production; ag business management and policy; pesticide safety; and disease, insect, and weed resistance management. The conference will also feature presentations from regional experts like Kevin Bradley from University of Missouri.

Ideas + Brainstorming + Collaboration = Lots of fun! At a hackathon, people from different walks of life get together, form teams, and work to develop a unique solution for the presented challenge. All ages. All design skills. All talents. Bring your own technology devices.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!   There are currently 37 teams registered for the First Lego League qualifier event in Nebraska City on January 6th -- which makes Nebraska City’s First Lego League (FLL) qualifier the largest qualifier in the state this year!  It takes a lot of volunteers (~70) to make the First Lego League Nebraska City Qualifier successful….so whether you are a robotics enthusiast, innovator, hydrologist (AKA Water Dr.), time keeper, or can help people get where they need to be, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for you!  Please consider signing up to help out. 

Farm Beginnings® is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise. Farm Beginnings® participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers; attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences. The 2018 Farm Beginnings® Classes will be held at the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension, 8015 W Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124 (New Location).
Farm Beginnings® 2018 Brochure (PDF, 2 pgs, 257 KB)

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...


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Nebraska Extension offers introductory beekeeping workshops
Jan 11 – Those interested in learning about how to keep honey bees are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension’s introductory beekeeping workshops. Read more
Nebraska Extension pilots youth preparedness initiative
Jan 9 – Nebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H are piloting a youth preparedness and educational outreach program known as MyPI (My Youth Preparedness Initiative) Nebraska now through Aug. 2018. Read more