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This year we are making individual sessions of the Farm Beginnings program available to the public if they are interested. Classes are being held on different Saturdays at the Douglas County Extension office on 8015 West Center Rd. in Omaha. If you are interested...
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 and begin to wonder about bees, butterflies and more! This book is written by Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp, a Nebraska Extension educator...
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.

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Nebraska's pesticide container recycling program in its 27th year
Apr 18 – When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Read more
Sarah Polak named experience coordinator at Raising Nebraska
Apr 18 – Nebraska-native Sarah Polak has been named experience coordinator at Raising Nebraska, the award-winning agricultural literacy experience at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. Read more