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If you have a strong interest in gardening and enjoy helping others, you are invited to become a University of Nebraska Extension Master Gardener volunteer. 

This program will increase your knowledge and understanding of such horticultural topics: best cultural practices for growing flowers, vegetables, turf, plant disease and insect pest identification, control, and much more. Instructors are Extension specialists, educators, associates, and horticulture professionals. 

Is there a lawn and gardening topic you would like to learn more about? Interested in the Master Gardeners program?
2023 Otoe County Fair Information

Otoe County Fair Dates will be Thursday, July 27 thru Sunday, July 30, 2023

150 Years- Honoring the Past. Embracing the Future.   

All information about the Nebraska State Fair  regarding 4-H can be found at the following link - this includes Exhibitor Entry Information, Fair Schedule, Maps, Results and Photos for Exhibitors, Judges and Volunteers http://4h.unl.edu/nebraska-state-fair.

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Engaging Agriculture: Embryology a classroom springtime favorite

April 1, 2024
Spring is here, and Nebraska elementary students are busy learning about embryology.

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Conference Focuses on Entrepreneurial Development in Nebraska Communities

March 29, 2024
Sidney is welcoming community development professionals from across the country for the 6th annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference May 1-2.

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Nav Ghimire is appointed as Associate Dean of Nebraska Extension

March 25, 2024
Nav Ghimire has been appointed as the associate dean, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) focus of Nebraska Extension at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, pending approval by the NU Board of Regents. He will start in June 2024.

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Soil Health Gap project setting up baselines and schools for ag producers

February 28, 2024
Agriculturists, from growers to livestock producers, rely heavily on the soil and its health to make their operations thrive. In a collaborative effort, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) is supporting Nebraska Extension, specifically Bijesh Maharjan, soil nutrient and management specialist’s Soil Health Gap project and Soil Health School outreach.

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