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Lancaster County Extension 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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Planning for Spring Calving Season

This is arguably the most crucial time of year for most operations, so it is pertinent to be prepared to have calves hitting the ground at least a month prior to your first calving date. Read Extension Educator Connor Biehler's article in NEBLINE newsletter.

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Wildflowers & Grasses — Conservation Plantings for Native Insects and Wildlife

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Conservation plantings of wildflowers and grasses may range in size from a few plants in a home garden, to extensive plantings on a farm or acreage." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.

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Recipe of the Month — Egg Roll in a Bowl

Extension Educator Alyssa Havlovic, MS, ACSM EP-C, says, "Looking for a quick, budget-friendly weeknight dinner? Add this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe to your meal plan." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Naturally Occurring Elements in Nebraska’s Groundwater: Calcium and Magnesium

Calcium and Magnesium considered more of a nuisance element because of their potential to cause mineral build-up/scale layer within hot water heaters, water pipes, boilers and other plumbing fixtures. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article on UNL Water website.

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Whitney Lehn is March Heart of 4-H Volunteer

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Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Whitney Lehn of Lincoln as winner of the March “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about Whitney'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: Doug Zalesky

February 22, 2021
Meet Doug Zalesky, director of the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Chancellor Green: Kathleen Lodl tapped to lead UNL towards Carnegie Classification

February 17, 2021
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green has tapped Kathleen Lodl, associate dean of Nebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H program leader, to lead UNL’s efforts for coordinating, preparing, and submitting its application to be designated as a Carnegie Community Engagement Campus. Green announced Lodl’s new and expanded leadership role during the 2021 State of Our University Address on Monday.

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2021 Beef Feedlot Rountables available via webinar

February 15, 2021
Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industries will learn new information related to feedlot management at Nebraska Extension’s 2021 Beef Feedlot Roundtables via webinar in February and March.

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Combine partners with IANR to bolster ag entrepreneurship in the state

February 12, 2021
In collaboration with the Institute of Agricultural and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, the Combine AgriFood Incubator has built a unique public/ private partnership to fuel entrepreneurship and build vibrant communities in Nebraska.

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