Tammie Ostdiek, Extension Educator in Food, Nutrition and Health for Nebraska Extension, is based in Morrill County.Come to the Meet & Greet on June 22, 2018 from 3:00-4:45p.m. at the Bridgeport Library. Enjoy some lemonade and a treat and get to know Tammie.
Nebraska Extension in Scotts Bluff & Morrill Counties
Makerspaces Transform Rural CommunitiesA variety of creative and learning projects are within reach of rural Nebraskans at the traveling Library Innovation Studio, also known as makerspace, at the Bridgeport Public Library this summer.
Juntos 4-H Pilots in NebraskaA new program offered by Nebraska Extension aims to help the state’s Latino students reach high school graduation and attend college.
Communities Wanted for CEC2019 and 2020The Nebraska Extension’s Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference team is seeking engaged communities to serve as hosts for the 2019 and 2020 conferences to be held in the spring of each year. Conference planners are anticipating hosting the CEC conference in Nebraska’s Southeast region in 2019 and Northeast region in 2020.
What Makes Farms Financially Resilient?Learn some of the management strategies will consistently produce profits for farmers.
Boldly Looking ForwardFocusing on six areas of strength, the latest issue of Growing magazine highlights IANR's bold vision for the future of Nebraska.
By Sarah Paulos, Nebraska Extension Educator
“Don’t get dirty.”
“Wash your hands!”
This has been the request of parents throughout the ages aimed at children coming in and out from outdoor play. But is this good advice? Can getting dirty and being exposed to germs actually benefit children? The answer is yes.
The Centers for Disease Control stated that the number of Americans with asthma grew by 28 percent from 2001-11. Research has also noted that children who are exposed to more microbes (or germs) early in life develop better immune tolerance to things like asthma and allergies.
By Gary Stone, Extension Educators, Panhandle Extension District
Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a concept to identify potential invasive species prior to or just as the establishment of the invasive is taking place. An Integrated Pest Management plan (IPM) can be developed to manage, contain and eradicate the invasive species before it can spread further. This will avoid costly, long-term control efforts.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Plains Ag Lab Field Day, scheduled for Thursday, June 21, will highlight UNL research on dryland crops, especially field pea and winter wheat, as well as grazing and forages.
This year’s field day will feature a two-part tour, with the earlier tour stops focusing on field peas and grazing/forage research, and the later tour focusing on wheat research. Attendees can attend either or both tours without missing any topics. The entire tour will conclude by mid-day.
For the field peas/grazing tour, registration, coffee and rolls and welcome is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. and the tour trailer departs at 8:30 a.m.
Tammie Ostdiek has accepted an offer to serve as Extension Educator in Food, Nutrition and Health for Nebraska Extension, based in Morrill County.
Her acceptance was announced by Dr. Jack Whittier, Director of Research and Extension for the Panhandle. She is scheduled to begin her duties June 6, 2018, after completing her duties as a teacher in Goshen County, Wyo.