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Selecting Vegetable and Flower Seed Tips

            Seed catalogs are arriving in the mail, and seed displays are showing up at retail stores for everyone to check out, and dream of the upcoming garden season. Here are some simple tips to consider when comparing the many choices available to us. Do not wait to purchase seeds if you want your first choice.

It is that time of year when weather related emergencies may arrise.  The following website can help to answer immediate concerns or questions you have related to food in your home. 

Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Emergency

If any type of unexpected emergency strikes your community, you may not have access to fresh food, water or electricity for days, maybe weeks. This page will provide you with useful information so you can be prepared when an emergency strikes, and know how to keep your food safe during and after an emergency.

Food Safety Facts Sheets from the CDC

Bad Idea to Store Perishable Food Outdoors

During the winter months when outdoor temperatures are low, the idea of storing some foods outdoors may be a common practice, or at least a logical option. Extension urges you to understand the potential health risks of improperly chilling food which is to be eaten later. There are true risks when food is stored in unconventional methods.

It’s important to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time. A Quicken for Farm & Ranch Record Keeping workshop will be held Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to Noon in North Platte at the Lincoln, Logan, McPherson Extension Office.

 To register call the Lincoln, Logan, McPherson Extension Office  Extension Office at 308-532-2683. This workshop is limited to 10 participants. The cost to attend the workshop is $20/participant.

 Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf will teach how to use Quicken, a popular commercial record-keeping package that is user friendly, inexpensive and easy to find. Quicken is flexible for ag and non-ag business enterprises and separates out family living expenses.

Winter is a great time to make homemade jam or jelly.  Nebraska Extension has just released their newest Food Preservation Newsletter, "So You Want to Preserve".  To download a copy go to:  https://food.unl.edu/jams-jellies-and-preserves 

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