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The Nebraska 4-H Online Horticulture Judging Contest provides youth an opportunity to test their knowledge of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. The contest is open to all youth, as well as adults.

Calling All 4-H'ers and Familes!

Visit CDC.gov and search for "Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19" for the sewn option of the preferred pattern. Create and donate masks to help our community! When you have your masks completed just call and arrange a drop off time at the Nebraska Extension Office in Stanton County.

Monday - Thursday from 7 am tp 5 pm.

We will deliver them to our local health department for distribution.

April 20 - May 20

Questions: Call 402-439-2231

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.

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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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Nebraska Extension, UNMC to host discussion on impact of pandemic-related stress on farmers and ranchers

May 22, 2020
Nebraska Extension and the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Rural Health Initiative will host a discussion about the impact of COVID-related stress on farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture.

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