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
Control Diabetes for Life Program
The March 26, 2014 program will discuss "What's New in Diabetes Self-Management" including: What's New in Diabetes Care, Kidney Disease – Action Steps to Health, and Ways to Cut Food Costs. There will also be a question and answer period.
Two sessions will be held from 12:30-3:00 p.m., OR 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the UNL Box Butte County Extension Office, 415 Black Hills, Ave., Alliance.
To register your session, call the UNL Extension office at 762-5616 by Tuesday, March 25, so the proper number of handouts may be prepared. Food service staff may earn two hours of continuing education credit for attending. Call today to register.
Pre Medicare Informational Program
Will you be turning 65 in the near future? Are you receiving lots of mail about Medicare insurance? If so, help is available. Jeanne Murray, UNL Extension Educator and a certified Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer, will have an informational presentation on pre-Medicare issues.
The program will be given on Monday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the UNL Box Butte County Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Ave, Alliance.
Topics to be discussed include how and when to apply for Medicare. Do want to keep working and delay Medicare, then what? What is meant by Part A, Part B, and Part D? What are Medicare Advantage plans? What is Medigap or supplemental insurance? What do I need to consider when choosing a plan? There will also be information on Medicare's preventive services and MyMedicare.gov, the place where your claim information is stored.
For adequate handouts, please RSVP by Friday, March 21, 2014, to the Box Butte Co. Extension office, 762-5616.
Tai Chi Easy
Tai Chi is a gentle activity that helps posture, flexibility, circulation, improves balance, provides stress relief, boosts the immune system and helps with mental focus.
Classes will be on Tuesdays starting January 21 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at the UNL Box Butte Co. Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Ave, Alliance and continue until April 29. For more information and to register, please call 308-762-5616.
Social Security Office Phone Number
The Social Security Office in Scottsbluff has a new phone number. It is 1-800-297-4291. You will need to use this number when you have questions about Social Security, redetermination information for Low Income Subsidy, for enrolling in Social Security and Medicare, and anything else concerning Social Security.
AgrAbility Helps Keep Farmers, Ranchers with Disabilities on the Farm
UNL Extension and Easter Seals Nebraska are partners in a program that helps farmers and ranchers with disabling injuries or other health-related conditions become independent enough to carry on and succeed at their profession. For more information, please see the High Plains Journal article on AgrAbility.
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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.