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The August 2018 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is free on-line

Feature story: Nutrition Education Kits developed by Extension help LPS students learn about nutrition and physical activity  Access this article and more here

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Inspect and maintain your wastewater lagoon now

The arrival of warm weather and sunshine brings a flurry of activity around your property. Annual plantings are blooming and the mowing season is in full swing. All of those things are done annually to maintain homes and yards. If you have a wastewater lagoon, maintenance of your property should also include inspection and maintenance of your wastewater lagoon. Read Inspect and maintain your wastewater lagoon now.

Vegetable gardening in the fall

By planning and planting a fall vegetable garden, it is possible to have fresh vegetables up to — and even past — the first frosts. Many varieties of vegetables can be planted in mid- to late-summer for fall harvests. Timely planting is the key to a successful fall garden. Vegetable gardening in the fall

Itch mites: irritating and impossible to predict

There is no conclusive research to support that mosquito and tick repellents are effective for reducing bites by the itch mites. The only way to protect from bites is to limit time outside, especially under infested trees. Read Itch mites: irritating and impossible to predict.

4-H Clover College: 59 workshops of hands-on learning!

2018 4-H Clover College featured 59 workshops June 19-22. 170 youth participated (varying from 1 to 15 classes each) with a total 960 class registrations! The photos are now on Flickr. View here: 2018 4-H Clover College Photos

4-H Healthy Habits grant helps youth learn healthy choices

In Nebraska, 4-H Healthy Habits is led by Kayla Colgrove and Natalie Sehi. A joint effort by Nebraska Extension staff who focus on youth development, nutrition education, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) — along with 4-H teen ambassadors — made this program successful. Read 4-H Healthy Habits grant helps youth learn healthy choices

Resources to help manage your ag land

Managing the finances for agricultural land you own or operate can be challenging, stressful and often covers topics which are hard to keep up with. Nebraska Extension has a number of resources to help you manage your agricultural land including Nebraska Crop Budgets, Custom Farming Rates, Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report, Farm Leases and Managing Financial Stress. Read Resources to help manage your ag land

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