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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.


GRO Big Red Virtual Learning

Nebraska Extension's GRO Big Red Virtual Learning next free webinar series focuses on Vegetable Gardening Beyond Basics. See schedule and register.

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.

animal cookies in a dip

Recipe of the Month — Animals in the Swamp

Cami Wells, Extension Educator in Hall County, says, "Enjoy these kid-friendly recipes: Animals in the Swamp and Pizza Bites." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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.

Monthly Heart of 4-H Award Winner

John Croghan is August Heart of 4-H Volunteer

John Croghan

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce John Croghan of Lincoln as winner of the August “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about the John's 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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Faculty Spotlight: Leslie Johnson

September 13, 2021
Meet Leslie Johnson, Nebraska Extension educator in the area of animal manure management.

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Dry edible bean harvest underway in the Panhandle

September 13, 2021
This season's dry edible bean harvest in underway in the tre0state region of the Nebraska Panhandle, southwest Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and northeastern Colorado. The overall crop in the region looks very good, despite severe weather and some hail earlier in the year across the growing region. Average yield is expected to be around 2,400 pounds or approximately 40 bushels per acre.

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Returning to the Farm workshop set for Dec. 10, 11

September 8, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Agricultural Profitability and Nebraska Extension will present Returning to the Farm, and workshop series for families who are in the transition process of bringing members back to the farm. It will begin with a two-day workshop for multi-generational families on Dec. 10 and 11 in Columbus.  

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Backyard Farmer to film season finale with live audience Sept. 1

September 2, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —The Backyard Farmer panel will hold a Q&A session with a live audience Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Backyard Farmer Garden on the UNiversity of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. The session will last for about 45 minutes before the filming of the Backyard Farmer season finale. Chairs will be available for the live audience. 

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