Making A Difference
Impact Summary Reports
- UNL Extension Impact 2013
- Beef Systems
- The Learning Child
- Guardianship/Conservator Training Program
- Agricultural Economics
- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water, Climate & Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
- Nebraska Broadband Initiative
- Entrepreneurial Communities
- ESI and Beyond
Land Owners and Managers Update
A digital workshop on land management, relations, and flexible cash leasing is available for purchase. This program provides practical information and strategies to help Nebraska land owners, managers, and farm operators understand recent trends in land values, rental rates, family relations, contracts, etc...
Play It Safe in Cold Weather
Even as the temperatures dropped below the 0° mark, for many there is still work to be done and chores to be accomplished. Some even delight in playing outdoors in the cold. With snow, ice, and cold temperatures, there are some sensible things a person can do to be safe as they venture into the winter weather.
When handling necessary outdoor chores, whether it's shoveling snow, feeding animals, or other chores, you can take precautions to prevent injuries.
First, wear warm clothing. Layered garments will trap air between layers and keep you warmer. Remember to cover your head and ears to keep body warmth in. Avoid scarves when working, as they can become caught on or in machinery, posts or equipment.
Practice fall prevention. Remember that everything gets slick in the ice – steps, ladders, posts, sidewalks, even lawns. Be aware of the icy patches forming in your work arena. Clear ice and snow before doing chores, if possible. Wear low-heeled boots with treaded soles while working outdoors.
- Take it slow. Give yourself rest breaks often
From sledding to ice-skating to building snowmen, playing outside in winter is great exercise and lots of fun. To keep safe as you venture out, consider the following:
If you are going to be outdoors for any length of time, bring along water. Even though you may not be aware of it, your body dehydrates in cold temperatures. Drinking water every 15-20 minutes while exercising or doing heavy chores helps prevent dehydration.
Whatever your outdoor play, leave motorized vehicles in the garage. Potentially fatal hazards arise when a sled, toboggan or other toy is being pulled by an ATV, snowmobile or pick-up. The driver can't predict what will happen to the toy being pulled, and it is very easy for the person on the toy to lose control in the slick conditions.
- Avoid ponds and other areas of water. Unless specifically created for a skating pond, frozen water areas are too unpredictable to be safe. It is likely there are spots of thin ice.
Don't let winter weather keep you inside feeling like a couch potato, but do think safety as you venture out. A few precautions before going out will prevent injury or tragedy once you are in the great outdoors.
UNL Extension Panhandle Research and Extension Center Director Search Seminars
The UNL Extension Panhandle Research and Extension Center Director canidate seminars will be available in person at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff or by Adobe Connect. More information...
UNL Extension: 2013 Statewide Impact Report
An Important resource for all Nebraskans: Why Extension? Nebraskans trust, value and use the unbiased, research-based knowledge of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to solve important problems and create real-life opportunities. UNL Extension is uniquely positioned, as a part of the land-grant university system, to create robust learning resources delivered across our statewide network of Extension professionals that improve Nebraskan's lives and livelihoods helping all of Nebraska grow and prosper. More…
Dr. Wayne Moore named Associate Director/Associate Dean - UNL Extension
It is our pleasure and honor to announce that Dr. Wayne Moore has accepted our offer to join UNL Extension as
our Associate Director/Associate Dean.
Dr. Moore has extensive experience as an Extension Specialist, Regional Director for the University of Missouri Extension, Vice President and Director of Internal Communications for the American State Bank in Lubbock, Texas and, most recently, as District Director for Purdue Extension. Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in Consumer Economics from Texas Tech University, M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Millersville State University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Biblical Counseling from Lancaster Bible College.
Dr. Moore will begin his duties as Associate Director/Associate Dean on February 1, 2014. Please welcome Dr. Moore to UNL Extension!!!
UNL Extension's Hort Update for February, 2014
An email newsletter designed to assist horticulture professionals and Extension staff with seasonal environmental topics for lawns, trees and shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous items. Some topics featured this issue include: recent snowmelt moisture, black knot removal, great plants for great plains and more. Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update, Visit our web site for archived issues .
UNL Extension cropping system experts discuss the latest updates on cropping issues in Nebraska such as appearance of Pythium in corn and soybeans, wheat disease updates, and a new UNL climate app. During the growing season, each weeks CropWatch newsletter is posted on Fridays at http://cropwatch.unl.edu/
Acreage Insights e-News
The March Acreage Insights e-News, published by UNL Extension Acreage team, is a monthly electronic newsletter providing acreage owners with timely information to better manage their rural living environment. Click here to subscribe to this newsletter or check out the team's Acreage Insight web resources (http://acreage.unl.edu/).
UNL Extension's BeefWatch for March 2014
Check out the January issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. In this issue of the newsletter you will find information on: Meat labeling, Impact of cold weather on calf weights, Nebraska Manure Demonstration Day, Balancing the Ranch for Protein & Energy with Forages and more. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu
Programs for Communities (Free)
As a leader in your community, often you are asked to present a program to club meetings, civic groups or professional organizations. Finding information for such a program and then organizing it can be challenging and time consuming. Look no further!
Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities! For lessons....
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.
View entire episodes or search for answers to your plant, yard, and insect problems. Watch Backyard Farmer live on NET1 April to mid September (Thursday, 7:00 pm CT).
Audio and video interviews with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists and educators on topics ranging from crop and livestock production to health and nutrition to lawn and garden care, and more.