Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - NEBLINE - Nov./Dec. 2021

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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. One of my favorite holiday traditions is enjoying my Grandma’s homemade dinner rolls. They have become a side dish tradition I absolutely love. Continue reading…


Recipes of the Month

(L–R) Low-Fat Spinach Dip And Broccoli Slaw With CranberriesTry one of these recipes from Nebraska Extension if you need to bring an appetizer or side dish to a holiday gathering.

(Yield: 3 Servings)

• 6 ounces fresh spinach, gently rubbed under cold running water
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder Continue reading…


Dormant Lawn Seeding

Stay off frozen or frosted turf when doing aeration or soil prep until the frost has melted. Photo from Pixabay.Traditionally, we think of seeding lawns in either spring (April–May) or fall (August–September). Of these two planting times, fall is the most successful. With a fall seeding, there’s less weed pressure than in spring, and late summer weather is less problematic (think rainy) during the soil... Continue reading…


November/December Garden Guide

GardenGuide.jpgAfrican violets do well when potted in small pots. A good general rule is to use a pot one-third the diameter of the plant. Encourage African violets to bloom by giving them plenty of light. They can be in a south window during dark winter months. They bloom beautifully under fluorescent lights. Continue reading…


Finger Knit 4-H Workshop, Dec. 11

Finger-Knit-Scarf.jpgAll youth ages 8–18 are invited to learn how to finger knit a scarf at the Finger Knit & Fiber Arts 4-H Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 11, 1:30–3 p.m. ​at the Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Explore how to drop spindle yarn and other fiber arts concepts. Continue reading…


November Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award — Jamie Wood

Jamie-Wood.jpgLancaster 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. Jamie has volunteered about 15 years as a superintendent of the 4-H Food & Nutrition areas at the Lancaster County Super Fair. Continue reading…


4-H Thanks Sponsors

4-H/FFA Elite Showmanship winners at 2021 Lancaster County Super FairThe Lancaster County 4-H program — a partnership between Nebraska Extension and the Lancaster County government — would like to thank all of the businesses, organizations and individuals who sponsored 4-H events, activities, programs and trophies during the 2021 4-H year. Thanks also all volunteers!

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Extension News — New Extension Staff Member

Erin Lais portrait.jpgNebraska Extension in Lancaster County recently hired a new staff member who will help support Extension’s local programs. Erin Lais began working as a county Clerk Typist II in September. Erin will mainly assist with administrative duties and support the Early Childhood and Food, Nutrition... Continue reading…


Ag Society Annual Election & Meeting

The Lancaster County Agricultural Society (which acts as the Fair Board) will hold its Annual Meeting and Board election on Thursday, Dec. 16 at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds, 4100 N. 84th St, Lincoln NE 68507, in the Lincoln Room on west side of fairgrounds. Continue reading…


Super Fair 2022 Dates

Save the dates! The 2022 Lancaster County Super Fair is scheduled for Thursday, July 28–Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds. 4-H/FFA exhibits and events will be Thursday, July 28–Sunday, July 31. 4-H Horse Shows are planned for Wednesday, July 27–Sunday, July 31.

Originally published October 20, 2021 - Submit an Item