Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - March 2020

NEP staff member Dana Hardy (second from right) with an English Language Learner class after they received cookware items.
NEP staff member Dana Hardy (second from right) with an English Language Learner class after they received cookware items.

FEATURE — Nutrition Education Program Fosters Healthy Families and Communities

According to the County Health Rankings and Road Maps (1), Lancaster County is healthy overall. Lancaster County ranks 10th of 79 counties (of Nebraska’s 93 counties, 79 of them were assessed for health) in Health Outcomes, measuring how long people live and... Continue reading…


2020 Census

Census101_EveryoneCounts no words.jpgCensus results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives and how your community plans for the future. In 2020, for the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online, but you can still respond by phone or mail if you prefer. Continue reading…


FOOD & HEALTH — Recipes of the Month

Magic Crust Quiche (Photo: USDA Choose MyPlate)Frozen foods are convenient to enjoy all year round. Celebrate Frozen Food Month by stocking up on frozen broccoli and making these recipes from Choose MyPlate. Broccoli helps brighten your plate and provides nutrients such as dietary fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamin C.

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FARM & ACREAGE — Dicamba Training, March 10

The EPA has extended the registrations for three restricted-use pesticide dicamba products (XtendiMax®, Engenia®, FeXapan™) until Dec. 20, 2020. You must hold a valid applicator’s license AND receive annual, state-authorized, dicamba- or auxin-specific training to use these products. Continue reading…


EARLY CHILDHOOD — Upcoming Early Childhood Training

LOOK WHO’S HATCHING — Wednesday, March 25, 6:15–8:15 p.m. Cost is $10. 2 in-service hours. Register by March 16. Learn how to implement Nebraska Extension’s curriculum, “Look Who’s Hatching,” in your program. Participants will have the opportunity to hatch chicks in their own program... Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — Pick-A-Pig Club

Pick-A-Pig 4-H club members at the 2019 Lancaster County Super FairThe Pick-A-Pig 4-H club is accepting new members for anyone who wants to learn about pork production and show a pig at the Lancaster County Super Fair. The club is open to all city and rural youth ages 8–18. If you are interested, contact Harry Muhlbach at 402-430-7304 by March 15.


4-H & YOUTH — Capital Biz 4-H Club

Capital Biz Dec 19 meeting.jpgThis special interest entrepreneurship club for youth ages 12 and up will meet monthly on Monday evenings through June and will partner with University of Nebraska’s Engler Agri-Business Entrepreneurship Program. Learn what it takes to start a successful business through interactive and engaging... Continue reading…

Originally published February 19, 2020 - Submit an Item