February 2018 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

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The NEBLINE Newsletter
The February issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the February 2018 NEBLINE!

Extension Educator Alice Henneman shares some tips for making your own trail mix in this issue:

• Limit the serving size to about 1/4 cup to keep calories at a reasonable amount.
• Use unsalted versions of nuts.
• Choose cereals and crackers that are whole grain, and lower in sugar and salt.
• Limit the amount of added candy. Consider using “mini” versions of candy, such as mini chocolate
chips, to distribute a smaller amount of candy throughout the mix.
Check out the trail mix recipe on page 2 of the NEBLINE to get you started!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – –

  • Feature: The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Teaches Limited-Resource  Families Through Peer Education
  • A Piece of…

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January 2018 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

Home Wise! Family Smart!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The January 2018 issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the January 2018 NEBLINE!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – –

  • Feature Article: 2017 Extension Highlights
  • What’s on a Food Label
  • UNL Helps Small Food Business Start-ups
  • Pesticide Applicator 2018 Training Dates
  • Crop Production Clinic in Lincoln, Jan. 18
  • “Successful Farmer Series” Weekly, Jan. 5–Feb. 9
  • Upcoming Green Industry Conferences
  • Extension’s 2018 Master Gardener Trainings, Two Sites Available
  • Gnats In Winter? Check Potted Plants!
  • Wildlife Need Tree Snags
  • January Garden Guide
  • Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award – Troy Bernadt
  • It’s Time to Re-enroll in 4-H
  • Meet 2017–2018 4-H Council
  • Earth Wellness Festival Needs Volunteers
  • Overnight Lock-In for 4th & 5th Graders
  • Horse Bits: 4-H Horse Incentive Program and 4-H Horse Stampede Entries Due
  • Upcoming Meetings, Events and Workshops for 4-H: Livestock Judging, Companion Animal Challenge, Crocheting, Pillow Sewing
  • 2018 4-H…

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November/December 2017 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

Home Wise! Family Smart!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The November/December issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the November/December 2017 NEBLINE!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – –

  • 4-H’ers Grow Into True Leaders Through Service (feature)
  • Holiday Food Safety Bloopers (page 2)
  • Spice Pumpkin Shake Recipe with Additional Tips (page 2)
  • “Successful Farmer Series” Starts Jan. 5 (page 3)
  • Deciding if Cost Outweighs Benefit of Applying Nitrogen in Fall (page 3)
  • Plan Now for Pesticide Applicator Training (page 3)
  • Upcoming Green Industry Conferences (page 3)
  • Pests Associated With Moisture and Mildew (page 4)
  • Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Habitat (page 4)
  • Recycle Your Live Cut Christmas Tree for Wildlife (page 4)
  • Make a Cornucopia From the Garden (page 5)
  • 2018 Training for New Master Gardener Volunteers in Lancaster County Begins in February. Please Join Us! (page 5)
  • November/December Garden Guide (page 5)
  • Teaching Children Gratitude…

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October 2017 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

Enjoy this issue of the October 2017 NEBLINE Newsletter! This month’s feature is “Floodwater and Stormwater Can Contaminate Water Wells”.

Home Wise! Family Smart!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The October 2017 issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the October 2017 NEBLINE!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – –

  • Floodwater and Stormwater Can Contaminate Water Wells
  • Where’s the Beef? Frozen Make-Ahead Crumbled Beef
  • Chili with Beef and Beans Recipe
  • Cover Crop Grazing Partnerships
  • New Hazardous Materials Collection Center Open (local)
  • About Flood Insurance
  • Brown Recluse Spiders: Misidentified, Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood
  • Harness the Insect-Eating Goodness of Bats With a Bat House
  • White-Nosed Syndrome in Bats: Where to report in Nebraska
  • Why So Many Weeds?
  • Disaster Preparedness for Families
  • Heart of 4-H Award Winner Kate Rawlinson
  • 4-H: Household Pets Fest Sept 30, Rabbit Clinic Oct 21, Paper Basket Workshop Nov 4, Horse Awards Night Oct 5, Leader Training Oct 26, Thank you 4-H Sponsors and Volunteers!, Nebraska State Fair 4-H Results, 4-H…

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The January 2017 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

Please take note of the 2016 Extension Highlights feature article to learn more about Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County! Happy New Year! Karen

Home Wise! Family Smart!

4-h-clover-college-2016-wired-for-wind-06-crop-2The first issue of 2017 is now posted on-line! Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the January 2017 NEBLINE- it is free!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue:

  • 2016 Extension Highlights
  • Makeover Your Leftovers, Part 2
  • Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Training
  • Successful Farmer Series Workshops
  • Upcoming Green Industry Conferences (Great Plains Growers Conference January 12-14 | Nebraska Turfgrass Conference January 10-12 | Nebraska Great Plains Conference January 23-25)
  • Extension’s 2017 Master Gardener Trainings, Two Sites Available
  • January Garden Guide: Things to do this month
  • Those Pesky Fruit Flies (Homemade Trap Directions)
  • Helping Backyard Wildlife Survive Winter
  • Heart of 4-H Award Winner: Diane Ossenkop
  • It’s Time to Re-Enroll in 4-H!
  • Watch Chicks Hatch on 4-H EGG Cam!
  • Meet 2016-2017 4-H Teen Council
  • Overnight Lock-In for 4th & 5th Graders Friday, January 20 – Saturday, January 21
  • 4-H Horse Incentive Program Begins January 1

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Meet Meghan!

Meghan Sitter, Extension Educator presenting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water Symposium.

Meghan Sittler, Extension Educator presenting at the UNL Water Symposium.

I’m excited to introduce you to Meghan Sittler. Meghan joined our team as the domestic water and wastewater management extension educator. This position is new to Lancaster County.

Meghan’s primary focus will be developing and implementing programs related to both water quality and quantity issues surrounding domestic water and wastewater use. She will work with individual homeowners, service providers, small community systems and large municipalities.

Meghan grew up on a farm in southwest Lancaster County where her parents instilled a strong conservation ethic — and her appreciation and concern for natural resources began. She attended University of Nebraska–Lincoln, earning a Bachelor’s dual degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, a master’s degree in Natural Resources with minors in political science and environmental planning, and a graduate certification in Public Policy Analysis.

Prior to coming to Extension, Meghan served as coordinator of the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance from December 2008 to September 2016. Additional work experiences include serving at:

  • National Park Service as an archaeological technician,
  • Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department as an environmental educator,
  • UNL Environmental Studies Program and School of Natural Resources as an advisor and instructor, and
  • National Drought Mitigation Center as a research and outreach specialist.

Meghan is extremely excited about the opportunity to join Extension and focus on critical water resource issues both locally in Lancaster County and across the state.

Welcome to Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County!

Karen Wobig
Nebraska Extension Educator & Unit Leader

NEBRASKA EXTENSION is your local connection to university research-based information. We extend knowledge, provide solutions and change lives. Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County is a partnership between the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lancaster County and the United States Department of Agriculture.

CONNECT WITH US Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County 444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A Lincoln, NE 68528 402-441-7180 http://lancaster.unl.edu

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November/December 2016 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The November/December 2016 issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line! You are invited to check it out!

Home Wise! Family Smart!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The November/December issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the November/December 2016 NEBLINE!

Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – –

  • Look Who’s Hatching! Preschoolers Explore Egg-Laying Animals
  • Makeover Your Leftovers
  • Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe
  • Makeover Your Leftovers – Nov 10 at Bryan Health East Campus (Local program)
  • Cornhusker Economics and Market Journal Roadshow in Lincoln, Dec. 2 (Local program)
  • Landowner/Tenant Cash and Flexible Lease Workshops, Dec. 9 (Local program)
  • Successful Farmer Series Starts Dec. 16 (Local program)
  • Essential Oils Around Children — What You Need to Know
  • Upcoming Learning Child Trainings (Documenting Children’s Learning Online/In-Person Workshop | Pediatric CPR and First Aid Through the American Red Cross | Supervision of Children Training)
  • Are Pantry Pests Bugging You?
  • Do You Feed Birds? Here are Tips to Help You Save Money
  • Feeding Birds: Suet Recipe
  • What’s in Your…

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