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Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Some insects only sporadically cause problems in lawns and landscapes. They are there, every year, but usually in such low numbers they can easily be overlooked. Fall armyworm is one such insect, but it appears they will not go unnoticed this year." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.
The Lancaster County Super Fair was July 29–Aug. 7 at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds. Over 530 4-H/FFA exhibitors showcased over 4,100 exhibits (including static exhibits, Clover Kids, animals and contest entries). See archived livestreams via YouTube playlist or list of links. See 4-H/FFA ribbon results on the 4-H website. Look for photos on Extension's Flickr collection.
Uranium is a radioactive element found in certain kinds of rocks and soils within Nebraska’s geology and throughout the U.S. When water, the universal solvent passes through uranium containing formations it can cause the uranium it comes in contact with to dissolve. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article on UNL Water website.
Monthly Heart of 4-H Award Winner
Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce John Croghan of Lincoln as winner of the August “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about the John's contributions to 4-H!
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Expertise: Nutrition and Exercise
Kayla is an Extension Educator on The Food, Nutrition and Health Team serving Lancaster, Otoe, and Cass Counties. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer. Kayla delivers nutrition and physical activity programs for youth and adult audiences, maintains the food.unl.edu website, and manages the 4-H Healthy Habits grant in Nebraska.