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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.
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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Need help with that bird? Nebraska Extension offers turkey tips

November 19, 2020
Preparing for holiday meals this year may look different for many people, as we consider celebrating in smaller family groups due to COVID-19.

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Nebraska Extension Master Gardener volunteer program goes virtual for 2021

November 18, 2020
Nebraska Extension is accepting applications for its 2021 Master Gardner Volunteer training program. The 2021 training will take place virtually.

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Women managing ag land conference, now virtual, is Dec. 2

November 11, 2020
Nebraska Extension has announced that the upcoming Women Managing Ag Land Conference will now be a be completely virtual experience.

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Panhandle Perspectives: The Mullen and Cameron Peak wildfires and potential effects on Nebraska

November 11, 2020
The wildfires that took place late this summer and early fall in Colorado and Wyoming are almost completely controlled, but they still might affect agriculture throughout Nebraska next growing season, and for years to come.

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