Nebraska Extension in Dundy, Hayes & Hitchcock Counties

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Canned foods are convenient, portable, quick, and have a long shelf life. They also help provide needed nutrients to meet USDA Dietary Guidelines, report Lisa Franzen-Castle RD, PhD, Nutrition Specialist Nebraska Extension. During February, National Canned Food Month, experiment with different recipes and meal ideas using canned foods. There are several varieties of canned foods on grocery store shelves, offering an array of nutritious options.

Check out the following tips on storing and using canned foods.

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Are you wanting to select a 4-H project, but don't know where to start?  Check out the following project guides: 2019 SW3 Counties 4-H Project Guide (pdf)
2019 Nebraska Extension Pick Your Project - The Pick Your Project is an online project selection guide for finding both county-only and state fair eligible 4-H fair projects and their resources. Users can search by keywords or browse by project area, curriculum area, and experience level. Project resources and learning objectives are included with each project.
We are excited to have you join the 4-H family in the Southwest 3 Counties!  

The new 4-H year began October 1, 2019.  Please visit ne.4honline.com to enroll in 4-H.  All 4-H members may enroll anytime during the year; however in order to participate at the Dundy, Hayes or Hitchcock County Fairs, enrollment must be completed by March 1st.  Listed below are step-by-step guides to walk you through the process.



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Nebraska Extension offers crop scout training in March

February 13, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —Agricultural industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers on March 11. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Farm bill program enrollment video resources available

February 11, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has published video resources on farm bill details and decisions for producers as the March 15 deadline for new program enrollment decision approaches.

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