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YQCA will be offering a 25% off flash sale from April 1-30th, 2020. This will make the cost of the web based training $9.  To take advantage of this discount, families must purchase coupons through sales@yqca.org with a P.O. or check only using this order form. These coupons must be used during April.


Once the order form and proof of payment is received, coupons will be issued and returned to the purchaser within 3-5 business days. Coupons MUST be used towards a web-based training by April 30, 2020.


Stress happens to all of us and it's normal to feel overwhelmed, especially during tough times. If you feel anxious or depressed, you're not alone. Your neighbor, friend or family member may also be struggling and could use your support. Staying Connected During Tough Times is a list of available resources.

The Stanton County Board has suspended public access to the courthouse and county buildings except by limited appointment only for at least 2 weeks.  The outside doors of the courthouse and county buildings will be locked March 24, 2020 at 4:30 PM (close of business) until further notice.  Stanton County Board will revisit restrictions at a Special Meeting April 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM.  All customers will be required to call ahead and make an appointment with the specific office where they must conduct business. 

Please use the drop box behind the extension office for easy access and remember we have an answering machine for calls after hours, or you may call Kim Bearnes’ cell phone number if needed immediately:  402.360.2872.

Here are a number of resources that are available. All are links to the various websites where the information is located.

Nebraska 4-H is offering a variety of Virtual & At-Home Learning experiences.

Living Room Learning - 3rd-5th grades Boredom Buster Challenge - 6th-9th grades Equine Webinare Series A Beautiful Day - ages 1-8 Cat Club

Along with several differenct activity guides. Many of these opportunities are available to both 4-H'ers and non-4-H'ers.

Nebraska Extension is fully committed to the health and well-being of Nebraskans. In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease.


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Panhandle Perspectives: Did you know? The first domestic sugarbeet seeds were produced in Nebraska

March 26, 2020
At the turn of the 20th century, the sugarbeet was one of the few American crops with an almost complete dependence upon Europe as a source of seed each season. The vast majority of all seed used in sugar beet production originated in either Germany or France. It took two primary factors before Americans were convinced that a domestic seed industry was needed.

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Combatting cabin fever: Extension builds out educational content

March 24, 2020
For many families across the state, cabin fever may be setting in, and Nebraska Extension is working to help alleviate pent-up energy with fun, educational content for all ages.

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