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Watch Chicks Hatch on 4-H EGG Cam!
Lancaster County 4-H coordinates the popular Embryology 4-H school enrichment program. We also host 4-H EGG Cam, which allows you and other viewers around the world to witness the amazing process of chicks hatching! Watch at https://go.unl.edu/eggcam.
Staying Active in Winter
Being physically active is important year-round, but the cold, Nebraska winter months can present challenges when it comes to staying active. Read more in NEBLINE newsletter.
Pine Trees or Evergreens?
Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Telling pines, firs and spruces apart isn’t any harder than distinguishing beagles, Bassett hounds or bloodhounds — you just need to know how each one is distinctively different from the others." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.
Recipe of the Month — MyPlate Snack Platter
Extension Educator Emily Gratopp, MS, ACSM-CPT, says, "My favorite way to consume fruits and vegetables is the all-too-easy MyPlate Snack Platter. Load up a large plate or tray with your favorite fruits, vegetables and dips and enjoy until your hunger is satisfied." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.
Total Coliform Bacteria in Drinking Water
Total coliform bacteria is often considered an indicator there may be something more serious contaminating a drinking water system, specifically E. coli bacteria. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article on UNL Water website.
Monthly Heart of 4-H Award Winner
Emalea Dean is January Heart of 4-H Volunteer
Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Emalea Dean of Lincoln as winner of the January “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about Emalea's contributions to 4-H!
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Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts
Expertise: Nutrition Science, Leadership Education and Community Nutrition
Emily helps coordinate the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) for both Lancaster County and the state of Nebraska. She leads a team of 11 individuals across the state who provide hands-on, relationship-driven nutrition education to limited resource families. Emily also coordinates the Lancaster County Well Connected Communities Initiative and Master Health Volunteer program.