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Celebrate 150 Years of the Lancaster County Fair With 4-H!

The Lancaster County Fair will celebrate its 150th anniversary during this year's Super Fair, July 29–Aug. 7, at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds! 4-H exhibits and events will be July 29–Aug. 1. 4-H Super Fair information | General Super Fair information | Official Schedule & Map (pdf)

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GRO Big Red Virtual Learning

Nebraska Extension's GRO Big Red Virtual Learning will feature two series through July: Pest Problems & Solutions and Vegetable Gardening Beyond Basics. See upcoming webinars on Facebook event.

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Possible Causes of Sudden Wilt and Death in Tomatoes

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Possible causes include lack of water, fungal wilt diseases, tomato spotted wilt virus, walnut toxicity and stalk borers." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.

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Recipe of the Month — Mini Cucumber Sandwiches

Extension Educator Emily Gratopp says, "Try these healthy and tasty cucumber sandwiches for a simple, refreshing summer snack or meal." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Naturally Occurring Contaminants in Groundwater: Arsenic

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element and varying amounts are present is some of Nebraska’s groundwater sources. Exposure to arsenic can be a health hazard and potentially cause adverse acute or chronic health effects. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article on UNL Water website.

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Marti Thomson is July Heart of 4-H Volunteers

Marti Thom

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Marti Thomson of Palmyra as winner of the July “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about the Marti's contributions to 4-H!


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Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Alyssa Havlovic, Extension Educator

Expertise: Nutrition and Exercise

Alyssa is an Extension Educator on the Food, Nutrition and Health team serving Lancaster, Douglas, and Sarpy Counties. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C). Alyssa delivers nutrition and physical activity programs for youth and adult audiences, particularly focusing on the Nutrition Education Kit program in Lancaster County, Husker Performance Sports Nutrition, and School Wellness initiatives.

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Registration open for ServSafe® training Aug. 30-31 in Scottsbluff

July 28, 2021
Nebraska Extension will offer ServSafe® Manager Training Program for food service managers and employees Aug. 30-31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Scottsbluff, at the Residency, 2100 Circle Drive.

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Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska and Nebraska Extension Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week 2021

July 28, 2021
Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska and Nebraska Extension join others across the country in celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week from Aug. 1-7, 2021 with the launch of a new tool to make it easy for Nebraskans to find nearby farmers’ markets.

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Panhandle Perspectives – Rural fellows spend summer helping strengthen Panhandle communities

July 17, 2021
Three college students from different parts of Nebraska are spending the summer in the Chadron area of northwest Nebraska, learning while helping strengthen the community through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Rural Fellows internship program.

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2021 Forage Field Day events planned for South Dakota, Nebraska

July 14, 2021
Livestock owners, forage producers, and all those interested in forage production are encouraged to attend the 2021 Forage Field Days, presented jointly by South Dakota State University Extension and Nebraska Extension.

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