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The Lancaster County Fair will celebrate its 150th anniversary during this year's Super Fair, July 29–Aug. 7, at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds! 4-H exhibits and events will be July 29–Aug. 1. 4-H Super Fair information | General Super Fair information | Official Schedule & Map (pdf)
Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Possible causes include lack of water, fungal wilt diseases, tomato spotted wilt virus, walnut toxicity and stalk borers." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.
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.
Monthly Heart of 4-H Award Winner
Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Marti Thomson of Palmyra as winner of the July “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about the Marti's contributions to 4-H!
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Expertise: Nutrition and Exercise
Alyssa is an Extension Educator on the Food, Nutrition and Health team serving Lancaster, Douglas, and Sarpy Counties. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C). Alyssa delivers nutrition and physical activity programs for youth and adult audiences, particularly focusing on the Nutrition Education Kit program in Lancaster County, Husker Performance Sports Nutrition, and School Wellness initiatives.