Nebraska Extension Debuts New Strategic DirectionOur new direction leverages Extension’s expertise and strengths to align with what Nebraskans tell us they want and need.
TAPS program coming soon to high school classroomsHusker researchers and the teachers worked to develop curriculum modules for their students.
New Program Reaches Indigenous TeensProgram is helping Native American teens gain hands-on lessons regarding traditional Indigenous peoples’ farming beliefs and practices.
The Saunders County Extension Office is open for business.
Extension Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Please call (402)624-8030 and you will be directed to the correct person to serve you.
Feel free to drop off or pick up items using our drop box, located at the west end of the building.
Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding!
Stay safe and well Saunders County community,
Cole, Connor, Aaron, Jenna, & Cheyenne
Big Red Beef Talk Website Release
Livestock Systems Extension Educator, Connor Biehler, has released a website that can be found at bigredbeeftalk.unl.edu. The purpose of this website is to provide a hub for southeastern Nebraska beef producers, or those interested in southeast Nebraska beef production. This four-tab website includes everything from blogs and relevant educational materials to current markets and local weather conditions. The bottom of each tab includes news feed of the @bigredbeeftalk twitter page, the BeefWatch YouTube page, and the Saunders County Extension & 4-H Facebook page.
Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families
Snails and Slugs
Snails and slugs are noted for their voracious appetites, eating holes in the leaves of hosta (their preferred food) but also munching on roses, ferns, impatiens, begonias, and fruits, including strawberries and tomatoes. You may not see the actual snails and slugs themselves since they prefer to feed at night or on cloudy days, but if you see holes AND their silvery slime trails, these guys are making themselves at home. Typically, snails and slugs prefer to slime their way to the center of leaves where they will eat holes between leaf veins. Sometimes they eat their way inward from leaf edges.