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Extension Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

We would like all of you to know that we take the safety of our community and our staff very seriously. As we re-open our office, we are taking precautionary steps to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Those steps include:

• As you visit our office, please call 402-624-8030 and someone will meet you at the door.

• We will maintain a six-foot distancing for safety and regularly wipe down work surfaces.

• We encourage clients/guests to wear protective masks while in the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, Christenson building.

• Feel free to drop off paperwork or other items using our Dropbox, located at the west end of the building.

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Fall’s Red Leaves

Glorious golds are fall’s main colors in our region, helping to foster appreciation for autumn reds, which tend to be rarer. Instead of adding the over-utilized ‘Red Sunset’ and ‘Autumn Blaze’ maples to your landscape, diversify the neighborhood and community by choosing from fall’s red leafed trees that are not maples. When a variety or species is overplanted, it makes way for certain insects and/or diseases to run rampant, much like emerald ash borer is for ash trees and pine wilt in pine trees. Some ideas for fall red-leafed trees include:

Pagoda Dogwood, Cornus alternifolia

This small tree is great for urban landscapes, reaching just 20 feet in height with a similar spread. Fall color is reddish, mixed with some purple.

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Porter receives Distinguished Service Award from NACAA

October 27, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —John Porter, Nebraska Extension Educator, received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2020 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.

Porter was one of several honorees who represent the top 2 percent of the membership selected by their peers and the director of Extension. He is the Nebraska Extension urban agriculture educator in the Omaha metro area and previously worked as a West Virginia University Extension county agent. 

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Extension webinar for ag professionals to focus on communicating with farmers under stress

October 27, 2020
Nebraska Extension, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, will present a free webinar, “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress,” on Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, CST.

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