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4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. In Nebraska, 1-in-3 age-eligible youth participates in 4-H, which is present in all 93 counties. These youth, ages 5-18, participate through camps, clubs, school enrichment, and afterschool programs. All 4-H programs are consistent in placing strong emphasis on life skills, such as problem solving, responsibility, citizenship, and leadership.
Youth will be excited to learn introductory computer science in a game environment! Code Camp is designed for ages 8-13 interested in coding. If you can read, then you can code! Excel at problem solving in all subject areas.
The Community Vitality Initiative is focused on launching the heart and soul of the state, its rural and urban communities, into the future by focusing on entrepreneurship, recruiting new residents, disaster recovery, broadband access, engaging youth and young adults, and building businesses.
Would you like to make a difference in a child's life? Would you like to learn and work for positive change? Then VOLUNTEER TODAY!! and be part of a team where youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change.
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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Extension Successful Farmer Series starts January 4
Dec 17 –

December 17, 2018

Lincoln — Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County is hosting a Successful Farmer Program Series on Fridays from January 4 to February 8, featuring timely topics for today's farmers. Multiple sessions and topics allow ag producers to pick the topics most relevant to them and their operation. All sessions will be 9-11:30 a.m. in Lincoln at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road. Sessions also will be livestreamed. To watch, register online at https://lancaster.unl.edu/ag.

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Grower input to be sought at Dec. 20 soybean gall midge meeting
Dec 16 –

December 12, 2018

Lincoln — Growers who dealt with soybean gall midge infestations in 2018 and those who are interested in learning more about this newly emerging soybean pest are invited to attend a roundtable discussion on Thursday, December 20. The Nebraska Extension program will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center at 1071 County Road G, Ithaca.

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