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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.
Here is a new online learning opportunity for teams of youth interested in robotics…..Robotic Builds & Bytes. Participants in this virtual robotics class will learn robotics basics and adventure in to the world of sensors with their robots. Engineer a robot. Learn how to program a robot. Solve various challenges. This online workshop series...
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...
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.
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 who shows curiosity about bees, butterflies and more! This book is written by Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp, a Nebraska Extension educator...

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Digital Agriculture Team launches new "FarmBits" podcast

September 21, 2020
The digital agriculture revolution is constantly presenting growers with new technology offering improvements in efficiency, sustainability, or profit on the farm, but making sense of new technologies can be challenging.

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