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The 2020 Saunders County Fairbooks are IN! Please email cdunbar2@unl.edu to schedule a way to pickup your families &/or clubs fairbooks.

The fairbooks are centrally located in Saunders County but can be delivered to other sites.

Beginning Wednesday, April 8th, the Nebraska Extension in Saunders County Office will be making changes to how we serve our clientele. Our office will be closed but our staff will still be working remotely and available by phone. Please call 402-624-8030, or contact us by email at Saunders-County@unl.edu.

Stay safe, well and connected!


April 8, 2020

To the Saunders County Extension and 4-H Community,

Staying Connected During Tough Times

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families


Rhubarb, Rheum rhabarbarum, is an easy-to-grow perennial that lends a delightfully tart taste to pies, crisps and jams. The fact it is a perennial means there’s no extra labor to grow plants annually from seed like you do for the vegetable garden.  The edible part of rhubarb, the petiole (also called a stalk), is technically not a fruit, but its size relative to fruit trees makes rhubarb a nice fit for a smaller space.  The robust leaves, though poisonous, are eye-pleasing and make an unexpected addition into landscape plantings.


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Panhandle Perspectives: Panhandle 4-H offer six weeks of virtual programs for fair-ready projects and life skills

June 2, 2020
4-H members in the Nebraska Panhandle do not need to put their goals on hold this summer because of social distancing.

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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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