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Diabetes Management Class Offered by Nebraska Extension

The class, Control Diabetes for Life will be offered by Nebraska Extension at Alliance Extension Office, 415 Black Hills Avenue, Thursday April 30, 1:00-3:00 pm.

Those planning to attend need to register by April 28 with their County Extension office by calling 762-5616. The Nebraska School Food Service Association has approved this session for two hours of Continuing Education Credits.

Topics that will be addressed during the program are:  What's New in Diabetes Care, Fats and Their Tie to Heart Disease, Latest Research on Exercise and Diabetes, Perfectionism is An Impossible Goal, along with other helpful hints. Participants also will receive several recipes adapted for diabetic diets and may sample a new recipe of a diabetic appropriate food.

Team teaching the program will be Deborah Willcox, R.D., L.M.N.T., and Certified Diabetes Educator Stacie Petersen, R.N., B.S.N., both of Franciscan Care Services in West Point and Debra Schroeder, M.S., Nebraska Extension Educator for Cuming County.

For more information email Nebraska Extension Educator Jamie Goffena at jgoffena2@unl.edu.

Morrill County Nebraska Cattlemen Affiliate Meeting to Feature Jim Robb

Jim Robb is the Senior Agricultural Economist and Director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC). Jim has written numerous research papers, articles, and newsletters on various topics related to livestock marketing. Jim is a popular speaker and relates well to cattle producers and he has agreed to be the guest speaker at the April 21, Morrill County Nebraska Cattlemen Affiliate meeting in Bridgeport, NE at the Prairie Winds Community Center.  Beef cow numbers are down after the 2011-2013 drought and many producers are looking to rebuild or expand their herds with Nebraska's abundant resources. Jim will be discussing the market outlook and market signals impacting the beef industry.  Anyone not a member of a local Nebraska Cattlemen's affiliate is encouraged to come to the meeting and learn how membership impacts policy, education, and beef production in Nebraska.  Join us at the Prairie Winds Community Center at 6:00 p.m. for the social with a meal to follow at 6:30. The meal is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Merck Animal Health is sponsoring this meeting.  Please RSVP by 9:00 a.m. April 20th, to Lewis Coulter at (308) 262-2100 or 631-8240.

Medicare Assistance April 13

Jeanne Murray will be in the Extension Office on Monday, April 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to provide assistance with Medicare questions and Medicare prescription drug plans as a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer.  Please call the office at 762-5616 for an appointment.

Cropping Systems Productivity Area Survey

What research-based, cropping systems information are you looking for now and what do you think you'll need in the future?  Please take a few moments to take this short survey assessing current and future needs.  Information provided will influence the future direction of UNL Extension programming and research.

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.

Farm Land Leasing Agreements, Reports, and Land Market Information

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's BeefWatch

Check out the latest issue of UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. newsletter, designed to assist Beef producers and professionals. You may subscribe to receive this newsletter in your email and view the latest summaries on beef industry issues at http://Beef.UNL.edu 

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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/

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The 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/).

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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.  Share with your colleagues and friends Hort Update,  Visit our web site for archived issues .

Educational Program Resources for Communities (Free)Community1

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....


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