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Holiday Food Tips

Holidays are usually filled with family and food. Each family has different traditions that create many memories over the years. Whatever traditions you enjoy, make sure you are serving food safely. Read Extension Educator Kayla Colgrove's article in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Recipes of the Month

Extension Educator Kayla Colgrove says, "Try one of these recipes from Nebraska Extension if you need to bring an appetizer or side dish to a holiday gathering." See recipe in the NEBLINE e-newsletter.

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Grow Your Own Carrot Cake

Extension Educator Sarah Browning writes in her weekly blog, "Wouldn’t it be cool to grow your own carrots for next year’s Thanksgiving table? If you have never tried growing carrots in the past, give it a try next summer!" Read more at Acreage Life - Nebraska.

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Wise Use Private Water & Wastewater Systems Can Make the Holidays More Peaceful

A bustling house full of family and friends should make for joyful times, but they can potentially have a stressful impact on your private water well and onsite wastewater systems. Read Extension Associate Becky Schuerman's article at

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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.

Monthly Heart of 4-H Award Winner

Wood Is November Heart of 4-H Volunteer

Jamie Wood

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Jamie Wood of Waverly as winner of the November “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Read about her contributions to 4-H!

Kait Champman

Meet One of Your Local Extension Experts

Kait Chapman, Extension Educator

Urban Entomology

Kait is an Extension Educator of Urban Entomology serving Lancaster, Cass, Otoe, Seward and York counties. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Insect Science and a master’s degree in Entomology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Kait delivers educational programs to community members on sustainable pest management practices of insects, spiders and more.

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