The Scotts Bluff County 2022 Open Class fair book is available online at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/scottsbluff-morrill/2022-scotts-bluff-county-fair-open-class/.
ECAP helps Nebraskans create communities they wantThe ECAP program helps rural Nebraska communities revitalize their towns through entrepreneurship and business development.
Nebraska ag land values up 16%The value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased by an average of 16% over the prior year, according to the 2022 Farm Real Estate Market Survey.
Stoltenow named dean and director of Nebraska ExtensionCharles Stoltenow will be the next dean and director of Nebraska Extension.
Part 1 – The North Platte River Basin Projects – Background
By Gary Stone, Nebraska Extension Water & Integrated Cropping Systems Educator
This will be a six-part series on the dams, reservoirs, power generation and some diversion dams located on the North Platte River. The series will follow a chronological order of the history and construction of these projects.
Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Aug. 16-17, 2022 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I.
Registrations are due by July 11, along with the registration fee. Space may be limited. Find more information on the registration form or contact Nebraska Extension at 308-262-1022 or 308-632-1480, or Extension Educator Tammie Ostdiek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Mary Winn, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener
Spacing Out Your Plants
“Give me room, lots of room!” If your spring seedlings could speak, this is what they might be saying. Vegetables in particular need room for growth and optimum fruit production. Pay attention to seed packets for spacing between seeds and groups. For example, carrots should be thinned to 3 inches apart for straight fully developed roots. Crowding inhibits productivity.
By Leann Sato, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener
Tips for Effective Watering
What’s the best way to water lawns? Here’s three tips for effective watering this summer. First, water only when needed – if grass springs back when stepped on, wait to water. Second, water early in the morning with a pulsating sprinkler to avoid evaporation and loss to wind. Third, water deeply, about one to one and a half inches of water. Set a small container near the sprinkler to help measure. Keep it green by watering efficiently and effectively.
Tammie Ostdiek, Extension Educator - Food, Nutrition and Health
The great outdoors offers an abundance of adventures for the entire family, and health benefits both physical and mental – less stress, exercise, sunshine, improved moods, fresh air are just a few of the rewards of spending time camping and getting away from external distractions.
Preparing and packing
Preparation is important to ensure a positive experience. Make a list of essential items such as a tent, flashlights, sleeping bags – and remember fun items that will add joy to the experience.