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Tick Tips for Tick “Season”

Extension Educator Kait Chapman writes, "While peak season for ticks in Nebraska is throughout May and June, ticks can actually be active year-round in the state. Read article in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Support 4-H Youth During Give to Lincoln Day on May 26

Lancaster County 4-H Council is one of the nonprofits the community can give to during “Give to Lincoln Day” on May 26, coordinated by Lincoln Community Foundation. Your donation is made bigger by a proportional share of a $500,000 challenge match fund! Online donations between now and May 26 count toward the event. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, go to

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Clover College Still Has Many Workshops Open!

4-H Clover College is four days of in-person, “hands-on” workshops. It will be held June 21–24 at the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County conference rooms, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A, Lincoln. Youth must be currently at least 6 years old (as of June 21) to attend. Need not be enrolled in 4-H. Check for current workshop availability and register online!

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Making a Compost Bin

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Starting a compost pile can be as simple as piling yard waste up in a free-standing pile. But to save space in smaller landscapes, hasten decomposition and keep the yard looking neat, create a composting structure." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.

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Recipe of the Month — Sweet Potatoes & Black Bean Hash

Extension Educator Alyssa Havlovic says, "Eggs are an inexpensive and nutritious protein food. Try this simple recipe for a nutrient-dense meal." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Rick Waldren is the June Heart of 4-H Volunteer

Rick Waldren

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Rick Waldren of Lincoln as winner of the May “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about his contributions to 4-H!


Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Becky Schuerman, Extension Associate

Domestic Water/Wastewater Management

Becky is a statewide Extension Associate who manages the Domestic Water/Wastewater Program. She holds a bachelor's degree in Ag and Natural Resources and is working on her master's degree in Natural Resources. Becky develops and provides resources for private well and septic owners on how to manage their water and wastewater systems. She presents educational water quality- and quantity-related programs for youth. Additionally, Becky collaborates with state and local entities to provide continuing education for water and wastewater professionals. She regularly contributes to

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