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Watch Chicks Hatch on 4-H EGG Cam!

Lancaster County 4-H coordinates the Embryology 4-H school enrichment program and EGG Cam, which allows you and other viewers around the world to witness the amazing process of chicks hatching! Upcoming dates: Day 14 candling Jan. 24, 1 p.m. CT; Hatching Jan. 31–Feb. 1. Watch at

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2022 Pesticide Applicator Trainings

If you have a pesticide applicators license expiring April 2022 — either private or commercial, or you need to get a new license — classes begin soon. Make plans now to attend the training option that fits your needs. Read article in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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A New Year, A New You, A Renewed Community

Through Well Connected Communities Extension has engaged in a community development process to learn from community members which habits or behaviors are most important for building health for the community as a whole. Read Extension Educator Emily Gratopp's article in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

Baked Lentil Casserole

Recipe of the Month

Extension Educator Emily Gratopp says, "Cold Nebraska winters call for warm soups and casseroles. Try this low-cost, baked lentil casserole this winter." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.


National Garden Bureau Announces Its 2022 “Year of” Plants

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "This week let’s look at the National Garden Bureau’s three additional featured plants for the year – Gladiola, lilac and salad greens." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.

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Wharton Is January Heart of 4-H Volunteer

Phil Wharton

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

Tracy Anderson

Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Tracy Anderson, Extension Educator

4-H and Positive Youth Development

Tracy is an Extension Educator and the 4-H program coordinator for Lancaster County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education and a master’s degree in Family Science. In addition to serving as 4-H coordinator for Lancaster County, she also delivers experiential learning programs for youth and adults.

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