Nebraska Extension in the Northern Panhandle

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• Sixty-three percent of temperature-related deaths are attributed to cold exposure (Seltenrich N. (2015). Between Extremes: Health Effects of Heat and Cold. Environmental health perspectives, 123(11), A275–A280.

• Home heating is the second leading cause of home fires, and winter is when most home fires happen.

• When driving, increase your following distance from 3-4 seconds to 5-6 seconds. It takes longer to slow down and stop on icy roads.

Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 2023

An opportunity to join our Extension Team!

Nebraska Extension is looking for an Extension professional to provide regional expertise in beef cattle production and management systems that is based out of Rushville, Nebraska.

Nebraska Extension launching Great Plains Heifer Development Program

Black grass bugs are likely to blame. Black grass bugs are native to western Nebraska and feed primarily on introduced wheatgrasses, although they can feed on other grasses and broadleaf plants. Crested wheatgrass is exceptionally susceptible, especially monocultures that provide the opportunity for substantial population growth.

Why Grazing Before Pastures are Ready Can Have Lasting Impacts and How to Limit the Damage

Jack Arterburn, Nebraska Extension Educator, Beef Systems


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