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Watch Out for Fall Armyworms

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Some insects only sporadically cause problems in lawns and landscapes. They are there, every year, but usually in such low numbers they can easily be overlooked. Fall armyworm is one such insect, but it appears they will not go unnoticed this year." Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.

Spaghetti Squash With Tomatoes

Recipe of the Month — Spaghetti Squash With Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan

Extension Educator Emily Gratopp says, "Prepare the following recipe using locally grown ingredients." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Farmland Trends and Lease Considerations for 2022

A workshop for agricultural landlords and tenants will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center. Extension Educators Allan Vyhnalek & Jim Jansen will cover: Cash rental rates & land values, utilizing flex-lease arrangements and more. See more details.

Water Sample Bottle and Extension Handout

Naturally Occurring Elements in Groundwater — Uranium

Uranium is a radioactive element found in certain kinds of rocks and soils within Nebraska’s geology and throughout the U.S. When water, the universal solvent passes through uranium containing formations it can cause the uranium it comes in contact with to dissolve. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article on UNL Water website.

150 anniversary static exhibits

Lancaster County Super Fair 4-H/FFA Results

The Lancaster County Super Fair was July 29–Aug. 7 at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds. Over 530 4-H/FFA exhibitors showcased over 4,100 exhibits (including static exhibits, Clover Kids, animals and contest entries). See archived livestreams via YouTube playlist or list of links. See 4-H/FFA ribbon results on the 4-H website. Look for photos on Extension's Flickr collection.

Monthly Heart of 4-H Award Winner

Frinks Are October Heart of 4-H Co-Volunteers

JJ & Amy Frink

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce JJ and Amy Frink of Lincoln as co-winners of the October “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about their contributions to 4-H!

Kayla Colgrove

Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Kayla Colgrove, Extension Educator

Expertise: Nutrition and Exercise

Kayla is an Extension Educator on The Food, Nutrition and Health Team serving Lancaster, Otoe, and Cass Counties. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer. Kayla delivers nutrition and physical activity programs for youth and adult audiences, maintains the website, and manages the 4-H Healthy Habits grant in Nebraska.

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Bruns reappointed as West Central Research and Extension Center director

October 13, 2021
Kelly Bruns has been reappointed to the role of director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research, Extension and Education Center (WCREEC) in North Platte. The reappointment is for a five-year term.

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Meet Brian Cox, engagement zone coordinator for Nebraska Extension.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Panhandle Learning Agricultural Network (PLAN) aims to increase farmer adoption of field-based sensors

October 7, 2021
Nowadays, farmers have more access than ever to data of all kinds about their crops, thanks to rapid development of sensor and telemetry techniques over the past few decades. Yet the adoption rate of sensors for farming operations is still low, possibly due to cost, comfortability of adapting to sensor-based management, concerns on return on investment, and other reasons.

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FarmBits podcast launches new season Oct. 7

October 4, 2021
The FarmBits podcast will return to airwaves beginning Oct. 7, with the release of new episodes. FarmBits has a new team of hosts and a refreshed structure that will add variety to the podcast.

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