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2023 Pesticide Applicator Trainings

If you have a pesticide applicators license expiring April 2023 — either private or commercial, or you need to get a new license — classes have begun. Read more in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Youth-Led Photovoice Project

Extension Educator Emily Gratopp says, "Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and professors from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have engaged youth in two Photovoice projects to better understand youth’s perspectives and foster youth-centric community development." Read more in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Recipe of the Month — Baharat (Middle Eastern Spice Blend)

Extension Educator Emily Gratopp says, "In honor of sharing cultural diversities, this recipe originates from Middle Eastern cuisine. Baharat is a Middle Eastern spice blend. The spice blend can be used on meats, rice and in many dishes." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Managing Chlorosis in Trees

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly article, "Chlorosis is characterized by light green or yellow leaves with darker green veins. Severe deficiency can cause branch dieback and, if left untreated, cause death of the tree over the course of several years." Read more in Horticulture News.

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Be Part of Something Big! Join 4-H!

4-H — America’s largest youth development organization — is a community of youth learning in partnership with caring adults! The Nebraska Extension 4-H youth development program is open to all youth ages 5–18. Adults — help youth grow by volunteering! Learn more about joining 4-H!

Monthly Heart of 4-H Award Winner

Trevor Kauer is March Heart of 4-H Volunteer

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Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Trevor Kauer as winner of the March “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about his contributions to 4-H!

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Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Kate Pulec, Extension Associate

4-H and Positive Youth Development

Kate is part of the Lancaster County 4-H team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a focus in Equine Science and a master’s degree in Applied Science with focuses in Agricultural Education and Educational Psychology. Kate’s work emphases the 4-H horse, rabbit, public speaking and shooting sports programs. Kate also provides school enrichment programming to youth through programs such as college and career success.

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