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The free February 2017 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is now on-line

This issue's feature: "3rd Graders Learn About Life Cycle By Hatching Eggs in Classrooms". Find this article and more here.

Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station

Live Web cam view: Cherry Creek Habitat

Upcoming Events
Sorting Food Facts and Myths: Foods Marketed as Being Free of Certain Substances

A food may claim to be “free of hormones” — however, it may never have contained hormones. For example, federal law prohibits the use of hormones in poultry production. Today’s birds are larger due to advances in breeding, animal nutrition and animal care. Learn more

Successful Farmer Series

Agriculture is a challenging industry and farm owners and operators are inherently required to understand and make decisions based on a wide range of topics. Now's the time to register for the Successful Farmer Series. Pick the workshops most relevant to you. Workshops are held every other Friday (except Dec. 30) starting December 16th and going through March 3rd. Workshops & Registration

Crocheting Workshop, Feb . 4

4-H youth ages 10 and up are invited to learn how to crochet a washcloth utilizing the single crochet stitch at the “Basic Crocheting” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Preregister by Feb 1 by calling 402-441-7180. Learn more

February Garden Guide

This year plan to grow at least one new vegetable that you have never grown before; it may be better than what you are already growing. The new dwarf varieties on the market which use less space while producing more food per square foot may be just what you are looking for. Learn more

Overwintering Pests – Cluster Flies, Lady Beetles, Boxelder Bugs,Western Conifer Seed Bugs

If you know that you have overwintering populations in wall voids or attic, do not attempt to treat and kill them while they are hibernating. Dead bodies will attract secondary pests such as dermestid beetles. Learn more here

Screen Time: Create Your Family Plan

This past October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new recommendations and resources for families regarding screen time. Screen time includes activities done in front of a screen, such as using an app on your phone or watching music videos on a tablet. Learn more

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