Nebraska Extension - Gage County
May 2022 Newsletter
In This Issue:
- Office Closed
- Land Link
- Well Testing
- Yard and Garden
- Spring Vegetable Gardens
- Landscape Irrigation
- 4-H Enrollment Now Open
- Anytime Learning Projects
- Food choices today for a better tomorrow
- Label reading for beginners
- Mark your calendars for the Farmers Market
- Handling Treated See Safely
- Control Winter Annual Weeds Early
- Will Alfalfa Weevil Be a Problem Again?
Land Link - Connecting Landowners with Land Seekers
Nebraska Land Link provides opportunities to connect land seekers with retiring landowners.
Land access is one of the biggest challenges facing aspiring and beginning farmers. For some landowners, they simply do not have the next generation available to take over their operation.
When you apply to Nebraska Land Link, either as a land seeker or a landowner, Nebraska Extension personnel will work to match your application with the most compatible counterpart. Using the answers you submit and offer in a potential interview, Nebraska Land Link matches are based on the shared values, interests and skills of both parties, so that a mutually beneficial and satisfying partnership can be forged over the course of the transition plan.
Before and throughout the process, we work to provide important educational information regarding transfers, communication, negotiations, goal setting and more. And we are here to answer any questions you might have.
Nebraska Land Link is a project of Nebraska Extension's Farm and Ranch Succession and Transition program and Nebraska Women in Agriculture.
Yard and Garden
Friday's, 10-11:30am - Yard & Garden Live starts April 1 on KUTT 99.5 FM & southeast.newschannelnebraska.com/ol-red
Your favorite thing to do on Fridays returns... ask Nicole and her guests all of your horticulture questions!! Call in number: 402-729-3383.
Missed a live episode? Listen to Nicole's podcast! You can now listen to it anywhere- on the website, Spotify, Apple Podcast, and Google Podcast. Just search Yard and Garden with Nicole! https://yardandgarden.buzzsprout.com/
The GROBigRed Virtual Learning Series from Nebraska Extension kicks off on February 24 with a 6-week series ‘Growing Fruit in the Home Garden’. Join us at 6:30pm CT each Thursday for two short presentations and an opportunity to ask your pressing garden questions. Register for this free program at https://go.unl.edu/growfruit
4-H & Youth Development - Jacie Milius, Extension Educator
4-H Enrollment Now Open
Enrollment deadline is June 15. We encourage all members to enroll using a computer and not your mobile device. This site is not mobile friendly and can cause some issues when it comes time to pay your dues online. Enrollment instructions for new members can be found at the Extension Office or online at gage.unl.edu. Call Jacie or Sarah at 402-223-1384 with any enrollment questions.
$12 dues must be paid online at conclusion of enrollment process. **No enrollment fee for Clover Kids.
Anytime Learning Projects
Food, Nutrition & Health - Tara Dunker, Extension Educator
Food choices today for a better tomorrow
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to hundreds of city streets and college campuses to raise environmental awareness and spark change. Fifty two years later, the theme for April 22, 2022 is to "invest in our planet." And while you may not be ready to make a big, sweeping investment, there are plenty of small, local actions you can take today for a better tomorrow. While food choices may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about being kind to Mother Earth, they have an undeniable impact. Here are a few things to consider when deciding how your own eating pattern stacks up.
Label reading for beginners
Options are great, but with so many choices in today’s grocery stores it can be overwhelming to navigate all the health claims, nutrition facts and ingredients lists. Every packaged food has a Nutrition Facts Label that gives information about the nutritional value of the food inside. Let’s use the label to see how to make the best decision when it comes to sliced bread, canned soup and fruit juice, since these three products come in so many varieties.
Mark your calendars for the farmers market
Ready for some fresh, local goods? The Beatrice Farmers Market kicks off on Thursday, May 19. As with past seasons, it will be open every Thursday from 4-6:30 p.m. until mid-October.
The market will continue to be hosted in the Centenary United Methodist parking lot at Sixth and High Streets. Follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeatriceFarmersMarket to get updates throughout the season.