Nebraska Extension in Lincoln, Logan & McPherson Counties

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Screen Time

Most people have heard the rule “No screens under the age of 2.”  That was established back in 1999 by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Yet, many were not following that rule or weren’t considering certain items as screens.  In October of 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics revised its recommendations based on new research and societal norms.  Their new focus is on helping families develop healthy media habits early on and the importance of the triangular interaction between child, family member, and screen.  The following is a short break down of their recommendation by age.       

Birth to 18 months- Avoid screens except for live video chats

Educate Yourself and Save a Life

 

Over 114,000 Americans are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.  Each year, that number on the waiting list continues to grow much larger than the number of donors.  Nearly 500 of those people live right here in Nebraska.  Statistically, 50 of them will die without receiving their needed life-saving procedure.

 

Even though 95% of adults in the United States support organ donation, only 54% actually sign up to do it, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

 

October 15 through December 7 is the time for all Medicare Part D participants to evaluate their Part D plans for 2019. It is very important every year the Part D plans are reviewed and compared. Many plans change their benefits and costs. Also, many times the prescriptions people take change.

Stain Solutions

We have put together a comprehensive list of stain solutions. Each solution contains the supplies you will need and the preferred method for cleaning the stain. You can browse through the list below use our search toolbar.

https://extension.illinois.edu/stain/index.cfm

Lincoln, Logan, McPherson Counties 4-H Council members 2018

What is a reasonable value to spend on beef replacement heifers for the coming 2017-2018 production season? Like many decisions this may seem very complex or difficult to determine, and it can be since there are many factors. The intention of this report is to help stakeholders in two ways. First letting them see some “best guesses” forecasts, using some common sources of information, i.e. FAPRI, Kansas State data. Secondly making it known that an electronic spreadsheet is available for individual use. For those wishing to make their own forecasts. Regardless of the complexity and the challenges faced in making a good prediction of heifer values, it is none the less important to do so.



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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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