Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County NEBLINE - April 2021

(Left) 4-H Food Science Virtual Workshop. (Right) Experiential Learning Model (source: Kolb, D.A.)
(Left) 4-H Food Science Virtual Workshop. (Right) Experiential Learning Model (source: Kolb, D.A.)

Experiential Learning Teaches Skills and More

One of the best ways instructors can engage young people in learning is to give them opportunities to “Learn by Doing.” This includes exploring and discovering, as opposed to just reading or listening to lectures. Continue reading…


DIY FitBall: A Fun Fitness Activity

Photo by Kayla ColgroveFamilies who are active together, get healthy together. Children need 60 minutes of physical activity per day while adults should aim for 150 minutes per week. The most important thing to remember is to make physical activity fun! Continue reading…


Get Ready to Control Pine Tip Blight

Death of new pine shoots, also called "candles,” are a symptom used to identify Diplodia tip blight. (Inset photo) Very serious Diplodia infection can result in death of entire branches.Browning and death of branch tips is quite common in older pines. Such damage is often due to Diplodia Tip Blight (also known as Sphaeropsis tip blight). Infection kills current-year shoots and eventually may kill whole branches. Continue reading…


2021 Perennial Plant of the Year

Calamint, Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepetaCALAMINT, CALAMINTHA NEPETA SUBSP. NEPETA
Like a cloud of confetti, tiny white flowers, sometimes with pale blue, appear from early summer to fall. Undemanding and dependable, calamint provides the perfect companion for other summer bloomers and foliage plants. Continue reading…


No Bull! Examine Your Sires’ Breeding Soundness

Photo by Troy Walz, Nebraska Extension in Custer CountyProfitability of cow-calf operations begins with high conception rates. Modern technologies such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization increase pregnancy rates when administered correctly. However, many commercial producers still utilize herd or clean-up bulls. Continue reading…


4-H Achievement Celebration

Outstanding 4-H Member Nathaniel GabelNebraska Extension in Lancaster County and 4-H Council presented the Lancaster County 4-H Achievement Virtual Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The theme was “Shine On 4-H’ers!” The light of accomplishments by 4-H members, clubs and leaders in 2020 were spotlighted!

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April Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award — James Blake

James Blake adj 1200.jpgLancaster County 4-H is proud to announce James Blake of Lincoln as winner of the April “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

He has gone above and beyond his duties as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Focus Programs at Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) to help... Continue reading…


Backyard Farmer

BYFAd21.jpgBackyard Farmer is coming Thursday, April 1 @7pm on NET. Lawn and garden expertise since 1953. Backyard Farmer is a co-production of NET Television and Nebraska Extension.

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Runza Night for 4-H, April 20

4Hlogo_horz.jpgSupport 4-H by eating at Runza on 33rd and Pioneers on Tuesday, April 20 from 5–8 p.m. Simply mention 4-H and Lancaster County 4-H Council will receive 15% of the proceeds. 4-H Council helps support 4-H programs, activities and scholarships.


4-H Summer Camps

Camp 2021 brochure.jpgNebraska State 4-H Camp near Halsey will offer several week-long overnight camps June–August open to all youth ages 8–18 (need not be enrolled in 4-H). Charter bus transportation options will also be offered select weeks from UNL East Campus in Lincoln. 4-H camp brochure now available.

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Big Red Summer Academic Camps

BigRedCamps21.jpgBig Red Summer Academic Camps are residential, career exploration camps held at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. They are open to all youth grades 9th/10th–12th, including recent high school graduates. This year’s dates are June 13-18. Registration deadline is May 28. Continue reading…

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