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Grabbing a sandwich is a quick easy way to have a meal on the go or at home. It can be filled with delicious, nutritious foods, can be cold or hot, grilled, open faced, closed, triple decked, or wrapped.  There are breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, and tea or party sandwiches. According to the USDA "A sandwich is a meat or poultry filling between two slices of bread, a bun or a biscuit." No matter how you define sandwich there are millions eaten every day. According to a 2019 YouGov survey the grilled cheese sandwich is the most popular.

WONDERFUL WATERMELON

Watermelon is an American summertime favorite. Throughout the summer months, many cannot get enough of this sweet treat. There are more than 1,200 different varieties of watermelons.

 Watermelon provides a refreshing way to help us reach the MyPlate recommendation of 1-2 cups from the fruit group each day. One cup of watermelon is equal to 1 small slice (1 inch thick) or 1 cup diced. Watermelon is naturally low in fat, sodium and has no cholesterol. It provides a source of potassium, vitamin C, Vitamin A and folic acid.  Watermelon is in season from May to September. 

It’s that time of year to begin enjoying corn-on-the-cob.  Now, how to prepare the “best” corn-on-the-cob.  There are numerous ways to prepare corn-on-the-cob successfully turn this Nebraska vegetable into a staple on your table.  Choose the cooking method that is most convenient for you and your family. 

Seasonal and Simple is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. The fruits and vegetables are listed in the guide by their growing season — spring, summer and fall. Nutrients and associated health benefits are listed with each fruit or vegetable.

Use this guide to choose fruits and vegetables in season and get all the benefits — food that tastes good, is good for you and is reasonably priced.

It’s frighteningly and easy to overcook—or undercook—food in your microwave.  And that’s not a surprise. Learn more about successfully cooking in the microwave. 

TEST YOUR MICROWAVE SKILLS:

1.  You can heat food in a take-our container; old whipping topping bowls or magarine tubs in the microwave oven?

SELECT RHUBARB

Choose flat stalks that are not curled or limp. Deep red stalks are sweeter and richer; tenderness is not related to size.

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Returning to the Farm workshop for families in transition is December 9, 10 in York

September 23, 2022
The Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm or ranch. It will begin with a two-day workshop in York for multi-generational families on Dec. 9 and 10 at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave.

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Brent Plugge honored with Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents

September 22, 2022
Brent Plugge received the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2022 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.

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University’s TAPS program coming soon to high school classrooms

September 22, 2022
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BQA & BQAT Training to be held in Bridgeport

September 19, 2022
Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance and Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Certification.

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