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Nebraska Extension in Nebraska City offices are now open, but access via the Premier Bank Lobby remains closed due to COVID 19. If visiting in person, please call ahead so we can meet you at the door. We are still available by phone or email.
Water is Nebraska’s greatest natural resource. Children who learn the importance of environmental stewardship are likely to take better care of the land and water. Through participation in Water Across Nebraska, students and teachers will learn about protecting and properly using our natural resources. It is virtual program for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, is sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nemaha Natural Resource District. To 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.
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...
A team of Nebraska Extension professionals across the state will work hand-in-hand with local, regional and state leaders, as well as with NU students and faculty, to advance rural communities. When communities come together to dream and to define a vision for their future great things happen. Rural Prosperity Nebraska Educators want to engage with you on your journey. We bring facilitation skills, engagement and development tools, and connections to resources...
It is MUCH more than playing with legos! The First® Lego® League team members develop teamwork by planning, brainstorming and collaborating. The youth meet after school and their research, presentation and technical skills are put to test at First® Lego® League competitions. Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp, along with volunteer adult coaches, parents and school staff, guide students to prepare for competition.


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Virtual Nebraska Crop Management Conference set for January 27

January 22, 2021
The virtual 2021 Nebraska Crop Management Conference will feature research updates and information tailored to Nebraska crop issues and grower interests.

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Upcoming Communicating with Farmers Under Stress webinar workshop to build farmer stress awareness

January 22, 2021
Stress seems to be prevalent in the agriculture sector, with even more concerns arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Third annual Nebraska Regional Foods Systems Initiative Food Systems Summit to be virtual

January 14, 2021
The third annual Nebraska Regional Food Systems Summit will take place via Zoom Feb. 8-11.

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2021 western lambing and kidding school Feb. 6 near Bayard

January 13, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The 2021 Western Lambing and Kidding School on Saturday, Feb. 6, near Bayard, will feature a farm tour, hands-on demonstrations, and presentations by expert speakers.

The school, sponsored by the Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers and Nebraska Extension, will run from 9:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Julie Kappen Farm, 10803 Rd 89, Bayard, and Bobby Jo’s Branding Iron, 533 Main, Bayard.

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