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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...

NebrASKa Scientist offers two virtual field trips.

Fourth and fifth grade classes can 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.

Join us for a Train the Trainer Code Camp and learn how to help youth excel at problem solving in all subject areas! This class is for anyone interested in teaching youth to code in a fun and easy program. Code Camp training and computer access can be perfect for after school programs, youth organizations, library programs and classrooms.
Looking for the latest Agricultural Economic news and want to learn more about Gold Star Negotiations, Agriculture Accounting, and building your Excel knowledge with an Excel: Pro Tip of The Day. Check out the following University of Nebraska-Lincoln newsletters, reports and links
Ideas + Brainstorming + Collaboration = Lots of fun! At a hackathon, people from different walks of life get together, form teams, and work to develop a unique solution for the presented challenge. All ages. All design skills. All talents. Bring your own technology devices.
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.

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EPA-required paraquat training among additional use restrictions
Apr 15 – New, federally required training now is available for certified applicators who use products that contain paraquat as an active ingredient. Read more
Crop scout training is May 8
Apr 10 – Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to attend a crop scout training course May 8 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 County Road G. Read more