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Lobby Open

The Lancaster County Extension office lobby is open to the public. Face coverings are highly recommended. Staff office areas will remain closed to the public, but pest/plant samples, 4-H forms, etc. may be dropped off in the lobby. There is a phone in the lobby you can use to communicate with Extension staff. As always, staff are available via phone (402-441-7180) or email (lancaster@unl.edu). Many of Extension’s educational resources are online (https://lancaster.unl.edu).

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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.

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Become a Community Scientist

Insect season is just around the corner! There are many opportunities to help contribute to research on Nebraska’s insects and their relatives through Community Science projects. Read Extension Educator Kait Chapman's article in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Early Season Disease Control in the Home Orchard

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Fruit trees are blooming, or will soon be, marking the beginning of another growing season. Many diseases become active during blooming, so it’s time to protect your trees and ensure a good harvest." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.

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Recipe of the Month — Tomato Cucumber Salad

Extension Educator Kayla Colgrove, MS, RDN, ACSM-CPT, says, "April 6 is fresh tomato day! Tomatoes can be eaten raw or cooked, and made into sauces. To celebrate this day, make this simple salad recipe." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Naturally Occurring Elements in Groundwater: Iron and Manganese

Iron and manganese can be a nuisance in a private well system. They are similar metals that cause taste, appearance and staining problems. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article on UNL Water website.

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James Blake is April Heart of 4-H Volunteer

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Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce James Blake of Lincoln as winner of the April “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about Blake's contributions to 4-H!


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Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Jaci Foged, Extension Educator

Expertise: Early Childhood Education and Childcare Management Training

Jaci is an Extension Educator on The Learning Child Team serving Cass, Lancaster and Otoe Counties. Jaci holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane University in Crete, Neb. Jaci provides training to childcare providers and families in the Southeast area of Nebraska.

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Faculty Spotlight: Blaine French

April 19, 2021
Meet Blaine French, assistant professor of practice, assistant Extension educator and the head livestock judging coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Master Gardener tips for the Panhandle – Week of April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021
Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mariah Newmyer

April 12, 2021
Meet Mariah Newmyer, a food, nutrition and health Extension educator at the West Central Research and Extension Center.

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