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Nebraska Extension in Nebraska City is no longer located at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard. Please watch for an announcement of our new location. In the meanwhile, you may contact us...
Have you dreamed of starting a farm business, but are unsure of where to start? Are you already a small-scale farmer looking for information and resources to enhance your business? This event on Tuesday, October 29th is a great place to start or to advance your skills. Nebraska Extension and Nebraska SARE are hosting an evening 4-hour introduction to the Farm Beginnings course at Cooper Farm, Omaha, Nebraska. Please register...
NebrASKa Scientist offers fourth and fifth grade classes a chance to (virtually) walk across Nebraska and never leave the classroom. In Nebraska, agriculture is our number one industry. We can grow corn, sugar beets, apples, grapes and more! Talk to the expert, look at different soils and discover how Nebraska's soil influences agriculture. Or, discover how we use solar panels and wind turbines to make electricity in Nebraska. Talk to an expert, see a solar panel up close, and view the inside of a wind turbine. The expert will climb to the top of the wind turbine and your class can virtually tag along.

Find flood recovery information from Nebraska Extension at Flood.unl.edu. Check back as new resources are added.  

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It is important to stay connected during tough times. We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. The Nebraska Counseling, Outreach and Mental Health Therapy (COMHT) Program, 800-464-0258 offers no-cost vouchers for confidential mental health services for persons affected by the rural crisis. Also available is the Nebraska Farm Hotline/Rural Response Hotline, 1-800-464-0258. You are not alone. We care about YOU. For more resources...
Be alerted about local emergencies in Otoe County and other important community news by signing up for the Emergency Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables your emergency service providers to supply you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

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Listening sessions on rural community prosperity scheduled in North Platte, Lincoln
Sep 16 – Two regional convenings in October will offer Nebraskans opportunities to share their best ideas on how the University of Nebraska can help rural communities position themselves for economic success. Read more
Husker Harvest Days: University exhibits to highlight strategies for staying strong
Sep 4 – Husker Harvest Days exhibits from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help farm and ranch families develop strategies for staying strong when facing economic or weather-related challenges. Read more