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   Article written by Susan Harris, Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety Extension Educator. The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health and Nebraska Extension have announced new plans for the tractor safety training course that was originally scheduled to be held at 12 sites across Nebraska this spring and summer. The new plans are designed to protect the health of the students and trainers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students will take the first day of the course online through the eXtension Foundation Campus website.

Numerous factors may cause stress for farmers. Many farmers face financial problems, marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers and ranchers who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, indecision or suicidal thoughts. Maybe you find yourself having to deliver difficult news to them. This workshop will help you recognize and respond when you suspect a farmer, rancher, or rural family member might need help.

Webinar is Wednesday, June 3, 2020 

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Join Nicole Stoner, Extension Educator, from 6:30-7:30 for an online seminar about managing your backyard garden through the season. Contact Nicole to sign up: Email nstoner2@unl.edu by May 29th to receive the zoom login information a few days ahead of the program. Program flyer is available here.

For Immediate Release

April 13, 2020
Contact:  Christin Kamm - (402) 471-6856

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This short book was written to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. My recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world. The book was written by Manuela Molina. 

Nebraska Extension's Learning Child and 4-H Youth Development teams offer several resources which may be helpfly for you, your family, your children, and your community during this change as families, children, and providers experience social distancing. 

Building Better Babysitters Virtual  Training - Space is limited! 
June 1-5, 2020
Option 1: June 1-5 - 10am to 11:15 am
Option 2: June 1-5 - 2 pm to 3:15 pm
Cost: $20
Register at: https://cvent.me/d4gWeD 


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Nebraska Extension showcasing 4-H’ers at county fairs

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension is working to make sure all 4-H’ers across the state have the opportunity to showcase their hard work come county fair time this summer.

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Nebraska Extension, UNMC to host discussion on impact of pandemic-related stress on farmers and ranchers

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Rural Health Initiative will host a discussion about the impact of COVID-related stress on farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture.

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