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The Lancaster County Extension office is fully open to the public, including entrance to the office area. Face coverings are welcome and recommended when visiting our office, but not required. As always, we are available via phone (402-441-7180) or email ( We look forward to seeing you!

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See Ducklings 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! Duck eggs hatched June 9–10. Watch at

Pest Problems & Solutions

GRO Big Red Virtual Learning

Nebraska Extension's GRO Big Red Virtual Learning will feature two series through July: Pest Problems & Solutions and Vegetable Gardening Beyond Basics. See upcoming webinars on Facebook event.

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Right Plant, Right Place – Match Plants With Their Preferred Growing Site

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "To make plant care easier and plants healthier, it’s better to critically assess the garden site first and plant options second. Focus primarily on the amount of sun a site receives, soil quality, wind exposure and amount of natural soil moisture." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.

Salmon Burger

Recipe of the Month — Salmon Burgers

Extension Educator Alyssa Havlovic says, "Canned salmon is an excellent source of omega-3’s, which are essential for brain health. Try substituting fish for other meats at least twice per week for optimal health benefits." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Naturally Occurring Contaminants in Groundwater: Arsenic

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element and varying amounts are present is some of Nebraska’s groundwater sources. Exposure to arsenic can be a health hazard and potentially cause adverse acute or chronic health effects. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article on UNL Water website.

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Jen & Jesse Metcalf Are June Heart of 4-H Volunteers

Jen and Jesse Metcalf

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Jen and Jesse Metcalf of Lincoln as co-winners of the June “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about the Metcalf's contributions to 4-H!

Karen Wobig

Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Karen Wobig, Unit Leader

Karen is an Extension Educator serving in a leadership capacity for general operations of the Lancaster office. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Human Development and the Family from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Karen joined Extension in 1999 working with the Nutrition Education Program and transferred to unit leader in 2015.

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Nebraska Extension to host Inaugural Specialty Crop Conference & Trade Show

June 11, 2021
Nebraska Extension, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will host the Nebraska Specialty Crop Conference on November 9-10, 2021, on Nebraska’s Innovation Campus.

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Nebraska Extension field day for management of Palmer amaranth in corn

June 9, 2021
Growers, crop consultants and extension educators interested in management of atrazine/glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's field day, supported by the Nebraska Corn Board, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 near Carleton.

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Wheat stem sawfly emergence – field notes from early June

June 7, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The wheat stem sawfly has begun emergence throughout the High Plains. Observations from several locations – the High Plains Ag Lab (HPAL) near Sidney, Neb., the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Research Station near Akron, Colo., and as far east as Deuel County, Neb. – indicate very high populations of wheat stem sawfly in wheat fields.

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2021 summer stocker/yearling meeting and tour set for June 30

June 4, 2021
Nebraska Extension will host a summer meeting and tour focused on stocker/yearling systems on June 30 near Nenzel, Nebraska. Natalie Jones | IANR Media

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