Let the Good Times Grow!

My friend Gianna's first project for the fair. She is 8 years old and can't wait for the fair to get here!

I’m holding my friend Gianna’s entry for the Lancaster County Super Fair. She is 8 years old and excited to enter her first project in the fair.

The Lancaster County Super Fair located at the Lancaster Event Center is soon upon us! Please join us from August 4th through the 7th, when the Lancaster County 4-H program will be showcasing thousands of exhibits and contests. You will see horses, cattle, goats, chickens, bunnies, pies, cupcakes, cookies, clothing, rockets, robots, photos, wall art, and much, much more!

4-H’ers and FFA members have worked hard and spent countless hours on their projects. You can support them by coming out to see what they have accomplished during the past year and how incredibly talented and creative they have been.

You will even see our littlest 4-H’ers, the Clover Kids, sharing their first efforts at 4-H projects at the “Show and Tell” event. What a positive, youth development opportunity for 5, 6 and 7 year olds. Look what my friend Gianna, age 8, made! She is so excited to bring her very first project to the fair!

You, too, can become a member of the 4-H family and be a part of this amazing opportunity. Just visit the websites below for all the details on the Super Fair and/or how to become a 4-H member!

If you see me at the fair, please say hello. I look forward to visiting with you!

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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A Year of Change & Growth

Karen Wobig, Nebraska Extension Educator, Unit Leader

Karen Wobig, Nebraska Extension Educator, Unit Leader

2015 has been a year of change in the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County office. In February, I began my role as Unit Leader and County Department Head. I quickly realized the depth of staff talent and dedication, and the impact they make in our community. We celebrated with retiring staff and said goodbye to a combined 90 years of Extension experience.

Growth occurred as Nebraska Extension administration identified areas of focus. These areas will enable staff to more quickly and effectively help Nebraskans use research-based information to make informed decisions: 4-H Youth Development | Beef Systems | Community Environment | Community Vitality Initiative | Cropping and Water Systems | Food, Nutrition and Health | The Learning Child

Extension administration also announced the formation of issue-based programming. This new structuring brings current and emerging issues to inter-disciplinary teams ready to ensure communities, businesses and people continue to thrive.

In March, our office collaborated with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department, Board of Commissioners and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design to host “My Town Lancaster County.” As part of this three-day workshop, leaders from area towns spent a day at the Lancaster Extension Education Center for learning and sharing ideas. Extension Educators facilitated a session in which groups brainstormed improvement plans. The workshop culminated with a showcase of the towns’ planned projects. What an amazing event!

We upgraded the audiovisual system and furnishings in our conference facilities which are used by Extension and nonprofit organizations. In 2015, approximately 4,700 hours of workshops and
meetings were held.

We look forward to 2016 as we welcome new staff and continue to serve Nebraskans!

Karen Wobig
Nebraska Extension Educator & Unit Leader

source: January 2016. 2015 Extension Highlights Page 1 | Page 2

 

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

The NEBLINE Newsletter