Nebraska Extension - Gage County
May 2021 Newsletter
In This Issue:
- Office Closed Memorial Day
- The Biggest Grower
- Yard and Garden Live
- Yard and Garden with Nicole-Podcast
- Vegetable Garden Class
- GrowBigRed- Pollinator Garden
- Garden Produce Rescue
- Southeast Nebraska Food Partners
- Nourishing the Good Life
- Yard and Garden Q&A- April 16
- Yard and Garden Q&A- April 23
- Piling on mommy failures
- Frozen food myths- debunked
- 2021 4-H Enrollment
- Local 4-H Camps
- Anytime Learning
- Tagging and Livestock ID
- YQCA training
The Biggest Grower
Nebraska High School Students: Who will be The Biggest Grower this summer?
If you’re a high school student entering the ninth through 12th grade this fall and you want to do a fun, hands-on, outdoor activity with a bit of instruction and a bunch of flexibility, Nebraska Extension is again providing a summer gardening program called The Biggest Grower! Competition begins May 10 through August 6.
REGISTER ›› https://go.unl.edu/the-biggest-grower. Only 60 spots are available!
Vegetable Garden Class
GrowBigRed- Pollinator Gardening
May 11 | 6:30-7:30pm: Bees, Butterflies and Beyond | Panelists: Jody Green and Kait Chapman
May 18 | 6:30-7:30pm: Pollinator Blooms for All Seasons | Panelists: Mary Jane Frogge and Kelly Feehan
Garden Produce Rescue
Yard and Garden: April 16
This is the Q&A for the Yard and Garden show for April 16, 2021. Yard and Garden Live is a call-in radio show I do on KUTT 99.5 FM from 10-11:30 am and it will run through July 30, 2021. It can also be found on kutt995.com for online listening. If you missed a show or just want to read through the questions, I have written them all in my blog and will continue to do so throughout the season. Guest Host: Kevin Christiansen, Horticulture Instructor at SCC, & Chelsea Tietjen, Instructor of Agronomy at SCC
Yard and Garden Q&A: April 23
Food, Nutrition & Health - Tara Dunker, Extension Educator
Frozen food myths, debunked
Frozen food often conjures up images of cardboard trays filled with some form of pressed meat, canned corn and instant potatoes, all covered with plastic film. But, any seasoned cook knows frozen food can be just as good for you as it is convenient. You just need to know what to look for and how to use it. I thought the most interesting way to tackle frozen foods would be to debunk some long standing myths. So, here goes.
4-H & Youth Development - Jacie Milius, Extension Educator
2021 Gage County 4-H Enrollment
Enrollment is open for 2021 Gage County 4-H. All 4-H youth (ages 8-18), Clover Kids (ages 5-7), and leaders/volunteers are required to enroll online every year. 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 at 402-223-1384 with any enrollment questions.
$12 dues must be paid online at the conclusion of the enrollment process. **No enrollment fee for Clover Kids.
Projects will continue to be cleared from 4HOnline annually. Project history per member can be found under Member Reports in your family account. Call the Extension Office if you have questions.
Local 4-H Camps
Deadline- June 11
Deadline- June 11
Deadline- May 3
Tagging and Livestock ID
4-H (ages 8-18) and FFA (under age 19) exhibitors as of Jan. 1st of the current year who exhibit beef, dairy, goats, sheep, swine, rabbit & poultry are REQUIRED to complete YQCA training by June 15, 2021 to be eligible to participate at the Gage County Fair and Nebraska State Fair. (Clover Kids are not required to complete YQCA training). **Note: you must be enrolled on 4hOnline for the current year prior to registering for a training.