Nebraska Extension - Gage County

October 2021 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Office Closed Columbus Day
Horticulture - Nicole Stoner
  • Fall Army Worm
  • Using Pesticides Correctly
4-H & Youth Development - Jacie Milius
  • National 4-H Week
  • Achievement Celebration
  • Volunteer Road Show
Food, Nutrition & Health - Tara Dunker
  • 2021 Garden Produce Rescue


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Fall Armyworms

Lawns are important to us all. They can be time consuming and a lot of work, but it is all worth it for a nice-looking lawn. However, when a pest comes in and kills it all quickly, it is very disappointing! That is what we are dealing with currently. Throughout the Midwest fall armyworm has made its devastating reappearance after many years absent.

Using Pesticides Correctly

We are getting closer to fall which is a great time to work on improving your lawn. Late September and early October are great for spraying lawn weeds. When dealing with pests in your lawn, be sure to use pesticides correctly for the best success and for the least amount of damage to the environment.

4-H & Youth Development - Jacie Milius, Extension Educator

National 4-H Week: Find Your Spark | October 3 - 9, 2021

National 4-H Week is right around the corner! This year's theme is Find Your Spark and will take place October 3 - 9. Start planning your celebration now!

We recognize over 400 families in Gage County, the time donated by all our volunteer leaders, the fantastic support of hundreds of businesses and organizations across the county, and many others for countless ways you support 4-H youth. We work with the greatest people in the state of Nebraska!

Achievement Celebration

Mark your calendars for December 5th at 1:30 PM for the 2021 Gage County Achievement Celebration located at the 4-H Building! We recognize:

  • National 4-H Congress winner
  • County project awards
  • Scholarships, Exmark scholarships
  • Kids of Character winners
  • Diamond Clover pins, leader recognition
  • Alumni winner
  • Clover Kids graduation & more

Persons receiving awards will receive an invitation; watch for further details.

Volunteer Road Show

This fall, Nebraska 4-H is hitting the road with an all-new volunteer professional development opportunity. Join us for an evening to discover new opportunities for yourself and your 4-H youth, network with other 4-H volunteers in your community, and build your skills as a 4-H volunteer. Registration is $8 and includes a meal and all materials. Payment is due at the door. learn more and register at Registration closes 1 week prior to each Road Show session. A few locations include:

  • Columbus - November 15th, Central Community College 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Beatrice - November 18th, Southeast Community College 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Food, Nutrition & Health - Tara Dunker, Extension Educator

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