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 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.

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