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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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Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle – Week of April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021
Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mariah Newmyer

April 12, 2021
Meet Mariah Newmyer, a food, nutrition and health Extension educator at the West Central Research and Extension Center.

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The Biggest Grower returns with summer learning, scholarship for high schoolers

April 7, 2021
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will again be offering a student gardening competition this summer.

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LOG N 4-H leadership camp set for May 25-26 at Halsey

April 6, 2021
Leadership Opportunities for Growth in Nebraska 4-H (LOG N Camp), which gives western Nebraska youth in grades 5 through 7 (current school year) an opportunity to gain leadership skills while meeting students from across the Panhandle, will take place May 25-26 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey.

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