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February is Nebraska 4-H Month 

February 28, 2019

In Nebraska, 4-H reaches 1 in 3 age eligible youth from 93 counties with the support of over 12000 volunteers.  Nebraska 4-H strives to enable all youth to develop strong personal mindsets and the social skills necessary for successful futures.  4-H reaches youth through club, camp, afterschool, school enrichment and special interest groups.

For those who have been impacted by the recent flood, please navigate through the links listed below.

Nebraska Extension has compiled various resources to those affected by the recent historical weather event. Flood.unl.edu is a key reource full of science-based information for Families & Individuals, Homeowners, Businesses & Communities, and Agriculture.  Purdue Extension also has a great categorized resourse available with updated information about flood recovery.

  https://www.extension.purdue.edu/floodpub/index.html 

Tractor Safety Classes

The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).  Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.



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Nebraska Extension offers resources to flood victims
Mar 22 – As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery. Read more
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