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- 2012 - Year in Review
- 2013 Beef Systems
- Learning Child
- Guardianship/Conservator Training Program
- Crops - Youth Programming
- Agricultural Economics
- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water Climate Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
- ECAP - Entrepreneurial Communities
- 2013 ESI and Beyond
- NACO Institute of Excellence
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Hall County Newsletter November 2013, October 2013, September 2013; May 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013, December 2012, November 2012, October 2012, September 2012, August 2012, June 2012, May 2012, April 2012, March 2012, February 2012
Weekly Columns 10-23 Top 10 Reasons to Stock-up on Frozen Fruit, 10/20 Garden Clean-up, 09-11 Breakfast, 09-04 Tomatoes, 09-01 Crops & Water, 08-14 Would You Rather Lose $1,000 or Gain 20 lbs?, 08-11 Weed Control, 08-07 Food Preservation Facts & Myths, 07-25 Cicada Killer Wasps & Strawberry Root Weevil, 04-31 Brown Rice, 04-17 Healthy Steps to Prevent Cancer, 04-14 April Showers, 03-13 Safe Foods for Kids, 03-10 Newest Plants, 03-06 Sorting Out Cereal, 01-16 Food Safety for Diabetics; 01-13 Horticulture and Deicing Products
Horticulture: Questions??? - Contact Elizabeth at 308-385-5088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 here 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: February 10-11
- Kearney: March 10-11
- North Platte: April 8
- 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.
Late Fall Seeding Risky
Cool season turfgrasses like Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type tall fescue are best seeded by September 15. While seeding might still be done successfully after October 1 with significant inputs and precautions, poor establishment and/or winterkill should be expected. Winterkill of all turfgrass plants can be through desiccation in dry windy areas, crown hydration in poorly drained areas, and/or direct low-temperature kill with dramatic temperature drops to extreme cold in the fall or winter. More at...
Fall Frost Dates
Many Nebraska corn and soybean fields were planted later than normal due to prolonged wet conditions last spring. Tapan Pathak, UNL Extension Educator for Climate Variability, summaries the earliest, latest, and average frost dates for Nebraska
Hail Damaged Corn and Ear Rot
Corn damaged from hail can not only be at risk of stalk rot, but ear rot can also be a concern. Ear rot conditions will impact corn storage risks and could lead to possibility of fusarium and micotoxins. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, discusses what you can look for and storage conditions key to limiting rot growth during storage. Additional information is available for Corn Disease Profile and Major Fusarium Diseases on Corn.
Opportunities for High Soybean Yields
On-farm research at the Soybean Management Field Days is providing insights to practices that can increase soybean yields. Greg Kruger, UNL Cropping Systems Specialists, discusses opportunities for increased yields based upon row spacing and plant populations. The Soybean Management Field Days are a joint effort of the Nebraska Soybean Board and UNL Extension.
UNL Extension's Hort Update
for October, 2013
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. Some topics featured this issue include: Kentucky bluegrass rust, late fall seeding risks and sodding, final fertilization, issues with over mulching, rabbit and deer protection, fall and winter watering, proper produce storage and more. Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update, Visit our web site for archived issues .
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 http://cropwatch.unl.edu/
Acreage Insights e-News
The December 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 (http://acreage.unl.edu/).
UNL Extension's BeefWatch for December 2013
Check out the October issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals, features antibiotic use guidelines, emergency management planning for livestock operations, pasture rangeland forage insurance and multiple additional topics. You mail subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu
Programs for Communities (Free)
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....
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.
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).
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.