Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - February 2019

Extension Assistant Courtney Eitzmann makes healthy smoothies with youth at the Clyde Malone Community Center. (Photo by Vicki Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)
Extension Assistant Courtney Eitzmann makes healthy smoothies with youth at the Clyde Malone Community Center. (Photo by Vicki Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)

FEATURE — EFNEP celebrates 50 years of nutrition education

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). For 50 years, EFNEP has been reaching some of the most vulnerable populations and helping them to use their resources to keep healthy food in their homes and healthy meals on their tables. Continue reading…


FOOD & HEALTH — Recipe of the month

(Photo by Kayla Colgrove, Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County)ANGEL FOOD PASTRY WITH FRESH BERRIES AND WHIPPED CREAM
(1 Serving)

1 ounce angel food cake mix (3 tablespoons)
1/8 cup yogurt, low-fat vanilla (2 tablespoons)
1/8 cup raspberries (about 3)
2 strawberries, sliced
1 tablespoon lite whipped topping (can use 1–2 tablespoons) Continue reading…


FARM & ACREAGE — ProHort Lawn & Landscape Update

ProHort L & L Header.jpgA ProHort Lawn & Landscape Update will be held on Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. The workshop is for nursery & green industry professionals, public works employees, landscape managers, arborists, etc. Continue reading…


HORTICULTURE — 2019 flower All-America Selections

Marigold  ‘Big Duck Gold’ (Photo courtesy All-America Selections)MARIGOLD ‘BIG DUCK GOLD’
‘Big Duck Gold’ has very large golden-yellow flowers that continue blooming throughout the season, much longer than the comparisons. These marigolds begin the season putting energy into establishing a solid, healthy plant with clean, deep-green foliage. Continue reading…


4-H & YOUTH — Rabbit Show, April 27

Rabbit Show March 2018 - 05.jpgThe 4-H Spring Rabbit Show will be held Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. at the Lancaster Event Center – Exhibit Hall. Open to all youth ages 8–18. For more information, call Bob at 402-525-8263 or the Extension office at 402-441-7180.

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EXTENSION NEWS — 2019 Extension Board

Back row L–R: Karen Wobig (Extension Unit Leader), Allen Blezek, Angelina Stovall-Amos, Jim Pinkerton, Dena Noe, Chris Scow, Jenny DeBuhr (Extension Administrative Services Officer); Front row L–R: Paula Peterson, Patricia Heather,  Jodi Freeman. Not pictThe Lancaster County Extension Board serves as an advocate for Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County. Members of the board are appointed by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners. The Extension Board provides guidance to Extension staff in establishing and accomplishing... Continue reading…


History was made in 1869

150_v_4c.jpgThe University of Nebraska was chartered on Feb. 15, 1869 and charged with its land-grant mission of public education and service to Nebraska. In 2019, we mark a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond. Please join us in celebrating... Continue reading…


Red Letter Days at UNL

Red Letter Days are an opportunity for you to explore college life at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln during your junior or senior year of high school. Upcoming dates are Feb. 15, Feb. 18, March 1, March 15, April 19 and April 26. Continue reading…


Lancaster County 4-H has its own e-newsletter

4Hlogo_horz.jpgUpcoming 4-H events and deadlines are published in the "4-H - Lancaster County" weekly e-newsletter. All enrolled 4-H families who provide their email address in 4-HOnline automatically receive this e-newsletter. Anyone can view it online at the following link.

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