Nebraska Extension in the Northern Panhandle

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Nebraska Extension is committed to the health and well-being of Nebraskans. In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease.

Tips to Prevent COVID-19 

Protect yourself and others by preventing the spread of viruses such as COVID-19: 

Taking into consideration the developing situation around COVID-19, the Go NAP SACC training scheduled for March 14th has been postponed. Contact the Dawes County Extension office at 308-432-3373 if you have questions.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Did you know? The first domestic sugarbeet seeds were produced in Nebraska

March 26, 2020
At the turn of the 20th century, the sugarbeet was one of the few American crops with an almost complete dependence upon Europe as a source of seed each season. The vast majority of all seed used in sugar beet production originated in either Germany or France. It took two primary factors before Americans were convinced that a domestic seed industry was needed.

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Combatting cabin fever: Extension builds out educational content

March 24, 2020
For many families across the state, cabin fever may be setting in, and Nebraska Extension is working to help alleviate pent-up energy with fun, educational content for all ages.

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