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.
EXTENSION OFFICE REMAINS OPEN WITH NO PUBLIC ACCESS AT THIS TIMENebraska Extension, Saline County, is taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of its employees and customers in respect to the potential spread of COVID-19.
The Extension Office is modifying services through May 9, 2020 in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our goal is to minimize in-person interactions. County Government officials have announced we will be closed to public access starting March 18th at 8:00 a.m. until further notice. A list of postponement and cancellations for Extension and 4-H programs can be found at www.saline.unl.edu.
THE EXTENSION OFFICE REMAINS OPEN JUST NOT TO PUBLIC ACCESS AT THIS TIME.
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Public Health Solutions District Health DepartmentNebraska Extension in Saline County has connected with the Public Health Solutions District Health Department to amplify the work of our district health department. Click on the link below to have access to the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, the coronavirus, to ensure the health and safety of yourself, your family, and our community.
New Webinar Series for Farm and Ranch ManagementThe Department of Ag Economics is launching a new webinar series to discuss COVID-19’s impact on farm/ranch management issues in Nebraska.
#socialdistancing: Create Physical Distance but Stay in TouchIt may be easier to stay six feet from the nearest person but that doesn’t mean that farmers and ranchers aren’t having to cope with uncertainty. Learning to recognize your stressors and how to manage stress can help you personally and those around you. If you recognize someone in distress, use a caring approach in listening to them, and then connect them to resources.
COVID-19 ResourcesThe following link provides current resources related to COVID-19 for your family, your businesses, and your community.
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
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 email@example.com by May 29th to receive the zoom login information a few days ahead of the program. Program flyer is available here.
April 13, 2020
Contact: Christin Kamm - (402) 471-6856
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NDA Order Eases Restrictions on Pesticide Applicator License Holders
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.