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A frosty winter day is a great time to stay indoors and enjoy a good book, a warm fire in the fireplace and a hot cup of cocoa. But for gardeners, winter is also time to dream and plan next summer’s gardens. Soon gardeners will be looking through mail-order catalogues, making up their 2023 plant and seed orders.  But for Nebraska Extension Master Gardener volunteers, winter is also a time to gather new knowledge, meet new friends and prepare for a fun season of volunteering.  

 

What is a Master Gardener? 

Managing nitrate in drought stressed corn has been the topic of the fall at the lab. But before sending in a sample, ask yourself this question:

Am I submitting a sample to understand agronomics of nitrate in my plants?
Or am I submitting a sample to find out if nitrate levels are harmful if stalks are fed to livestock?

Ward Laboratories, Inc. experts, Dr. Nick Ward, Rebecca Kern-Lunbery, and Dr. Ray Ward discuss ideas for managing nitrate in drought stressed corn from both an agronomic and livestock feed perspective.

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Extension ag land management, leasing workshop scheduled statewide

November 21, 2022
Nebraska Extension and the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a series of in-person land management workshops covering current cash rental rates and leasing considerations for 2023. They will be held at locations across the state during the winter months.

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Eric Stehlik makes a difference in the lives of many 4-Her’s

November 9, 2022
Eric Stehlik is a 4-H Associate in Saline County and has served there for over 30 years. His continued service doesn’t go unnoticed, especially as he retires from Extension.

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Hatton-Bowers receives national award for creativity and scholarship

November 9, 2022
Holly Hatton-Bowers, associate professor and extension specialist in the Family, Youth and Child Studies Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was one of four public faculty members from across the United States recently recognized for outstanding work by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS).

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UNL for Families: Importance of Career Exploration

November 9, 2022
College and career readiness have become a trending focus in many school systems, often starting exposure to college and career options in elementary school.

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