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4-H School Enrichment 2021-2022 Flyer

The Nebraska Extension in Madison County, with federal, state, and local governments, provides educational programming to Nebraska citizens. Madison County has a variety of school enrichment programs meeting state standards that can supplement classroom learning. Please review the attached programs for more descriptions of programs, activities, and fees. Also visit https://go.unl.edu/madison4henrichment for registration.


Canning season is in full swing! For some, this is an exciting time of year, whereas others have already had their fill of fun and are ready for winter. As you preserve your garden produce, keep these basic guidelines in mind:

4-H Summer Fun 2021

Check out the 2021 Summer Fun offered by Nebraska Extension and the Madison County 4-H Program! Register by clicking the link next to your interested event! Many workshops are limited in space so register today!

Nebraska 4-H offers a variety of live virtually-guided opportunities, on-demand and self-paced experiences, and activity guides. These resources are perfect for school classrooms, afterschool programs, clubs, home school co-ops, and families looking for supplemental learning experiences. Check them out! Visit: https://4h.unl.edu/virtual-home-learning

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Textiles - Sewing for Fun; Make a Patchwork Pillow

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2021 Open Class Fairbook

The Madison County Fair is July 6-11, 2021. Check out the 2021 Madison County Open Class Fairbook for the schedule of events, project information and more!!

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Faculty Spotlight: Leslie Johnson

September 13, 2021
Meet Leslie Johnson, Nebraska Extension educator in the area of animal manure management.

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Dry edible bean harvest underway in the Panhandle

September 13, 2021
This season's dry edible bean harvest in underway in the tre0state region of the Nebraska Panhandle, southwest Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and northeastern Colorado. The overall crop in the region looks very good, despite severe weather and some hail earlier in the year across the growing region. Average yield is expected to be around 2,400 pounds or approximately 40 bushels per acre.

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Returning to the Farm workshop set for Dec. 10, 11

September 8, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Agricultural Profitability and Nebraska Extension will present Returning to the Farm, and workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm. It will begin with a two-day workshop for multi-generational families on Dec. 10 and 11 in Columbus.  

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Backyard Farmer to film season finale with live audience Sept. 1

September 2, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The Backyard Farmer panel will hold a Q&A session with a live audience Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Backyard Farmer Garden on the UNiversity of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. The session will last for about 45 minutes before the filming of the Backyard Farmer season finale. Chairs will be available for the live audience. 

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