Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - NEBLINE - Jan./Feb. 2022

2021 Extension Highlights

Highlights Front page.jpgExtension helps people solve real-world problems. The 2021 Extension highlights feature in the paper version of the January Nebline will be its own e-newsletter emailed on Monday, Dec. 27.


January/February Recipe of the Month

(Photos by Craig Chandler, UNL Communications)Cold Nebraska winters call for warm soups and casseroles. Try this low-cost, baked lentil casserole this winter. Lentils are a great plant–based source of protein and fiber that will help you feel full and regulate your body — not to mention they are packed with vitamins and minerals. Continue reading…


January/February Garden Guide

GardenGuide.jpgJanuary is a good time to review your vegetable garden plans. Perhaps a smaller garden with fewer weeds and insects will give you more produce.

Check young trees and shrubs for rodent or rabbit damage. Prevent injury with fencing or protective collars. Continue reading…


2022 Pesticide Applicator Trainings

A Commercial/Noncommercial Applicator Training in 2020If you have a pesticide applicators license expiring April 2022 — either private or commercial, or you need to get a new license — classes begin soon. Make plans now to attend the training option that fits your needs. Continue reading…


Crop Production Clinics In-Person and Zoom

Field pic.jpgIn January 2022, the Crop Production Clinics sponsored by Nebraska Extension will be presented in-person at eight locations across the state and one virtually via Zoom. They offer practical, profitable, environmentally sound, high-impact training for agricultural professionals and producers. Continue reading…


Dog Club Accepting New Members, Starts Jan. 10

Members of the 4 on the Floor Dog Club at the 2021 State 4-H Dog Show.The 4 On the Floor dog 4-H club for youth ages 9–18 will start on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds – 4-H office located by Pavilion 3. Meetings will begin at 6:15 p.m. and last about an hour, held every other Monday. Summer schedule (after May) to be determined. Continue reading…


4th & 5th Grade Fun Night, Jan. 21, 6–10 p.m.

4-H Teen Council Lock-In 2020All 4th and 5th graders are invited to 4-H Teen Council’s Fun Night, which will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 6–10 p.m. at the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County conference rooms, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. The evening will include fun projects, games and snacks with a theme of “Western Roundup.” Continue reading…


4-H Rabbit Show, March 19

2020 4-H Spring Rabbit ShowThe 4-H Spring Rabbit Show will be held Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds – Exhibit Hall. Registration 7:30–8:30 a.m. Open to all youth ages 8–18, with a Clover Kids class for youth ages 5–7. Continue reading…


Watch Chicks Hatch on EGG Cam

Screenshot from 4-H EGG CamUPCOMING DATES
• Day 7 candling: Jan. 17, 1 p.m.
• Day 14 candling: Jan. 24, 1 p.m.
• Hatch date: Jan. 31 – Feb. 1
• Day 7 candling: Feb. 21, 1 p.m.
• Day 14 candling: Feb. 28, 1 p.m.
• Hatch date: March 7–8

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February Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award — Jenny DeBuhr

Jenny DeBuhr 1.jpgLancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Jenny DeBuhr of Lincoln as winner of the February “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. Jenny is in her third year as co-leader of the Lancaster Leaders 4-H club, which was named a Nebraska Club of Excellence last year. Continue reading…


Outgoing 4-H Council Members

Outgoing 4-H Council members 21.jpgThe November 4-H Council meeting marked the final meeting for seven outgoing 4-H Council members.

Youth Members:
• Nathan Gabel served one term plus an additional year, one year as Vice President.
• Abigail Kreifels served one term plus an additional year.
• Madelyn Kreifels served one term... Continue reading…


Extension News — Staff Earn Extension Awards

Emily GratoppLancaster County Extension staff members recently earned Nebraska Extension awards.
• Excellence in Extension Individual award in the area of “impact” was presented to Extension Educator Emily Gratopp. She coordinates the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in Lancaster County... Continue reading…


Early Childhood Conference, March 19

The Lincoln Early Childhood Conference sponsored by the Southeast Early Learning Connection will be Saturday, March 19, 8:30–3 p.m. at the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County conference rooms, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. National presenter will be Jennifer Nehl... Continue reading…

Originally published December 15, 2021 - Submit an Item