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KIDS COLLEGE Brochure (pdf 794 KB): Explore...Create...Learn at Kids College!  Enroll now for the spring/Summer 2014 classes for youth.

Hall County Newsletter  April 2014 (pdf 756 KB) March 2014 (pdf 629KB) (February 2014 (pdf 566KB)January 2014 pdf 678KB) December 2013,November 2013,  October 2013, September 2013; May 2013March 2013,  February 2013, January 2013

COLUMNS:  April 16 - Tis the Season for Ham; April 9 - Calcium in Your Diet; April 6 - Vegetable Garden Choices

Horticulture:  Questions??? - Contact Elizabeth at 308-385-5088 or

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Food Safety

ServSafe is a nationally recognized food safety training and certification program established by the National Restaurant Association.  This training provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.  This course is designed for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities and other food-handling establishments.   Click below for our brochure or call 308-385-5088 for more info.  We also have on-line registration available.  Here are the dates for our 2014 classes: 

  • Grand Island: May 29
  • Grand Island: September 29-30
  • Kearney: October 27-28

ServSafe Starters Program is a basic food safety class that focuses on four key principles (see Starters brochure 318KB).  Contact Cami Wells at 385-5088 to schedule a time that is convenient for your facility.

Cooking Safely for a Crowd Workshop  -  There's a lot to learn about safe food preparation and handling and if you don't do it for a living and you may not be aware of all the special techniques involved in cooking for a large group of people.  You cook for a crowd if you volunteer to prepare, serve or handle food at a banquet, church supper, pancake breakfast, family reunion picnic, concession stand, fair booth, soup supper, etc.  Call Cami at 308-385-5088 to schedule a class.

Co-Parenting For Successful Kids is an educational course for parents who are in the process of divorce or interested in custody modification or paternity proceedings.  See the brochure or call Barbara at 308-385-5088 for program dates/times.

Nutrition Education Program (NEP) teaches nutrition, food safety and food resource management to limited resource families.  Call 308-385-5088 for information about NEP classes.

  • NEP is free to all participants who meet income guidelines.
  • Classes are available in English and Spanish.
  • NEP staff teach participants individually and in small groups.
  • Classes are taught at agency or community sites, at home through mail lessons, Internet, or home visits.

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UNL Extension: 2013 Statewide Impact Report

An Important resource for all Nebraskans: Why Extension? Nebraskans trust, value and use the unbiased, research-based knowledge of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to solve important problems and create real-life opportunities. UNL Extension is uniquely positioned, as a part of the land-grant university system, to create robust learning resources delivered across our statewide network of Extension professionals that improve Nebraskan's lives and livelihoods helping all of Nebraska grow and prosper.  Moreā€¦

Dr. Wayne Moore named Associate Director/Associate Dean - UNL Extension

It is our pleasure and honor to announce that Dr. Wayne Moore has accepted our offer to join UNL Extension as
our Associate Director/Associate Dean.

Dr. Moore has extensive experience as an Extension Specialist, Regional Director for the University of Missouri Extension, Vice President and Director of Internal Communications for the American State Bank in Lubbock, Texas and, most recently, as District Director for Purdue Extension. Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in Consumer Economics from Texas Tech University, M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Millersville State University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Biblical Counseling from Lancaster Bible College.

Dr. Moore will begin his duties as Associate Director/Associate Dean on February 1, 2014. Please welcome Dr. Moore to UNL Extension!!!

UNL Extension's Hort Update for March, 2014Ash Bore

An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items.  Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update,  Visit our web site for archived issues .

 CropWatch Newslettercropwatchlogo

UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at

Acreage Insights e-NewsAcreageInsights

The April Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team's Acreage Insight web resources (

 UNL Extension's BeefWatch for April 2014

Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at 

 Programs for Communities (Free)Community1

As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!

Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities!  For lessons....


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Extension Webcasts

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Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

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View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT). 

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Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.