Gardening, landscaping learning opportunities

We may not be able to do yard and garden work right now, but we can use it to attend private lessons, ask questions, share and hear about extension resources to improve landscapes and solve plant problems. Nebraska Extension’s mission is to extend science-based information to help Nebraskans. For horticulture, one goal is to help … Read more

Milk for monarch butterfly gardens

It’s time for garden planning. If you’re planning a flower garden to attract monarch butterflies, I’m re-sharing this interesting research from the University of Kentucky about milkweed placement in gardens. Research by Adam Baker and Daniel Potter shows that monarchs are more likely to lay eggs on milkweed planted outside the main flower garden, where … Read more

NCDA&CS is accepting applications for the 2023 Special Crop Block Grant Program

For quick releaseTuesday, January 10, 2023 Contact: Jennie Keith, managerNCDA&CS Division of Research NCDA&CS accepting applications Special Crop Block Grant Program for 2023 RALEIGH – The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant applications for the Special Crop Block Grant Program. Charities and government … Read more

The Eagle Scout Project adds a greenhouse to the Altherr Nature Center

MONTICELLO – On Saturday, a group of Boy Scouts from Troop 154 ​​came together to earn Hunter Smith’s Eagle Scout badge under the leadership of Parks Department Superintendent Mitch Billy by building a greenhouse for the Alter Nature Center. Smith, who will turn 18 on Jan. 27, has been a Boy Scout since first grade, … Read more

Nevada teenagers are encouraged to apply to be ‘Pollin Ambassadors’

Teens interested in learning more about pollinators and getting hands-on experience in developing pollinators can apply to become a “Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador” through a new program starting at the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. The University of Nevada, Reno Extension, part of the National 4-H Pollinator Habitat Program, in partnership with the National 4-H … Read more

Farm programs: The new farm bill includes several areas of spending

In the year The final year for the current farm bill, which expires on September 30, 2023, will be the 2023 crop year — unless an extension is granted. The Farm Bill is one of the most comprehensive pieces of legislation passed by Congress. Passage of the new farm bill is very complicated, with programs … Read more

The women’s local farm business management course will start on February 20

An agribusiness management course inspired by Annie, Women Managing Farmland, will be offered in Mahaska County this summer to women in Mahaska and surrounding counties. Classes are three sessions long and include a $75 registration fee, which covers meals and learning materials. Women Managing Farmland is a new multi-session course for 2023 and provides women … Read more

Greetings to our local master gardeners.

The McLeod County Extension Master Gardeners are a group steeped in loyalty and tradition. Since the group’s inception in 1991, they have contributed thousands of hours of volunteer service to McLeod County and its residents. Many community members attend the annual plant sale, Horticulture Education Day and McLeod County Fair booth, but the role of … Read more

Sign up for the Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Kathleen Ku Many Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (NEMGV) are ramping up their projects for the 2022 gardening season. The Master Gardeners who manage Growing Together Nebraska Gardens donated 536 pounds of produce to food pantries in Washington County and 2,858 pounds in Dodge County, increasing access to fresh food for the food insecure. Master … Read more

Cannabis compliance training program announced

ALBANY, News 10 – The Office of Cannabis Management on Thursday announced the Cannabis Compliance Training and Mentoring (CCTM) program. The program lasts 10 weeks and is based on previous farmer and fellowship programs. The program aims to grow and diversify the pipeline of growers and processors who want to participate in New York’s adult-use … Read more