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Due to COVID-19, The Saunders County Extension Office is closed to the public, but open for business.

Until further notice, our office is closed to the public.

We are still here to serve you by phone and e-mail.

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, Melisa & Cheryl

Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance Training

Make your way to one of our local BQA events. By becoming or staying BQA certified you are an integral part of beef's positive story to consumers. A story that can increase their understanding and confidence in how you're raising a safe, wholesome, and healthy beef supply. BQA Certification Training is May 19, 2021, 9-11 am at Saunders County 4-H Building - 635 E 1st, Wahoo Nebraska. RSVP to Connor Biehler at 402-624-8007 or cbiehler2@unl.edu. For more information on this event, other BQA events, or general questions on Nebraska BQA, visit bqa.unl.edu or call 308-633-0158.

Staying Connected During Tough Times

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families

Staking Newly Planted Trees

Confusion surrounds the healthiest way to stake newly-planted trees to stand up to fierce winds while fostering good root growth. The old method, seen much too often still, of snaking wire through a section of garden hose to wrap around trunks and branches is highly injurious to trees. This ill-advised technique digs into tree conductive tissues and, left in place too long, shuts down sugar transport from the leaves to the roots. Roots then become starved of sugars necessary for certain functions, like existing. 

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