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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.

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.

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CANCELLED FOR 2020 CAMP RENEGADE

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).

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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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