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Winter Holiday Central

Looking for ways to reduce stress, make food prep easier, and create a healthier and active winter holiday? Try to incorporate small changes that can add up to big wins over time. Check out Extension's tips, resources, and recipes!

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Recipe of the Month — Acorn Squash Cranberry Kale Salad

Extension Educator Alyssa Havlovic says, "Enjoy seasonal fall flavors in this nutrient-dense side dish." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Extension Master Gardener Volunteers — Now Accepting Applications

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly article, "All that’s needed to get started is a love of plants, enjoyment of working with others and time to share your knowledge and skills." Read more in Horticulture News.

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What’s the Deal With Smelly Well Water?

Odors that are comparable to that of rotten eggs are not ideal in your home or coming from your drinking water faucet. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Be Part of Something Big! Join 4-H!

4-H — America’s largest youth development organization — is a community of youth learning in partnership with caring adults! The Nebraska Extension 4-H youth development program is open to all youth ages 5–18. Adults — help youth grow by volunteering! Learn more about joining 4-H!

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Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Elizabeth Thiltges, Extension Assistant

4-H and Positive Youth Development

Elizabeth is part of the Lancaster County 4-H team. Her focus is 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), providing programming through afterschools/out-of-school and other outreach methods. Elizabeth also oversees the 4-H cat, household pets, dog, and homeschool program areas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education with a focus in Leadership.

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