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Iron and manganese in water

Discolored water. A strange odor. Stained ceramic fixtures such as tubs, sinks and toilets. Discolored clothes, towels and dishes. Reduced water pressure. These are all some of the potential impacts from high levels of iron and manganese in your water supply. Read Iron and manganese in water

4-H Information Night, Oct. 16

The annual 4-H Information Night will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Find out how youth ages 5-18 can join 4-H! Adults — help youth grow by volunteering! Visit 4-H in Lancaster County Nebraska

Cow killer ant: Wrongfully accused

Despite their massive defenses, velvet ants are not aggressive and they will try and hide in leaf litter and mulch. If you see velvet ants around your home, no need to worry. Just leave them alone, and tell small children not to touch. No control measures are necessary. Read Cow killer ant: Wrongfully accused.

Transitions with young children in early childhood classrooms

In the classroom or home, teachers and parents have the walls to help keep the little ones safe, but as soon as that door opens, it is like a passageway to a new, exciting place. Adults working with children should remember that children are naturally curious and excited to go and explore their new world. When transitions are poorly done, the end result can seem chaotic and may result in challenging behavior in the children. Read Transitions with young children in early childhood classrooms

Storing vegetables and fruit

After a successful garden season, you may have vegetables and fruits you would like to store until you are ready to use them. Proper storage conditions are needed for fruits and vegetables that are not consumed immediately after harvest. Read Storing vegetables and fruit

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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