As the spread of COVID-19 continues rapidly, Nebraska Extension is taking several steps to help protect our clientele and our broader communities. State-wide, Nebraska Extension is canceling all in-person events from March 16-June 15. This is in line with the CDC recommendation of ‘social distancing’ that the larger UNL community is also following.
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.
If you need something, please call us at 402-821-2151.
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.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln takes the health and safety of our campus community very seriously. As United States and global health officials continue to address the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), health and emergency preparedness officials at UNL are monitoring the situation in collaboration with our university and governmental partners. Any official updates regarding UNL’s response will be found on this page.
June 16 & 17, 2020
Registgration deadline is June 9 or until camp is full.
Register early to save your space at camp.
Camp for youth ages 8-10
4-H membership not required
1st and 2nd Year camper welcome.
Located at Camp Jefferson near Fairbury, NE
Cost is $50 per camper to be paid at time of registration.
Contact our office for a registration form.
On February 5, 2020, two Nebraska Extension in Saline County Board members attended the NACEB (Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards) along with Nebraska Extension Educator, Leanne Manning. The morning was spent at the state capitol visiting our state senator and sitting in on the Unicameral’ s discussion. In the afternoon we heard a presentation from Dr. Chuck Hibberd, Dean and Director of Extension, about Extension and the newly hired Engagement Zone Coordinators were introduced. NACEB received the University of Nebraska’s Presidential Medal of Honor based on the work that Nebraska Extension did following the spring flooding in 2019.
Short-term Radon test kits are available at the Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County for no cost. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Act today to help ensure the safety of your family. For more information or to pick up a kit, call (402) 821-2151 or stop by the office located at 306 West 3rd Street, Wilber, NE.
Several RUP dicamba products are registered for use until December 20, 2020. They are: XtendiMax®, Engenia®, FeXapan™, and Tavium®, a dicamba/S-metolachlor premix. You must hold a valid applicator's license and receive annual, state-authorized, dicamba- or auxin-specific training to use any of these four products.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECEIVING YOUR REQUIRED TRAINING:
Training taken in 2019 will not carry over to 2020. Training opportunities include university-provided sessions and registrant-provided sessions approved by the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture (NDA).