Boost Leadership Skills and Civic Engagement at Area 4-H Program
Event Dates and Times
Lincoln, Logan & McPherson Counties
Youth between the ages of 15 to 19 from Lincoln, Logan and McPherson Counties have the opportunity to learn about government processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. Area 4-H members participate in this program every three years. Plans are being made for the next program in June 2018. To learn more about this program contact Nebraska Extension in North Platte at email@example.com or by calling 308-532-2683.
Youth who are not actively enrolled in 4-H are being sought to fill open participant spots. This program will depart early June 2018 for a 15 day chartered motor coach trip visiting St Louis, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, Gettysburg, Canada and Washington D.C.
While in Washington D.C. the group will stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. Youth interact with youth form across the country while participating in civic workshops, committees, and field trips before returning home to make positive changes in their own communities. CWF not only strengthens young people’s understanding of the government’s civic process, but it also boosts their leadership skills, communication skills, and overall confidence.
During CWF, youth get a behind-the-scenes look at the nation’s capital while meeting with Members of Congress to learn more about how their government works. At the end of the program, youth draft step-by-step action plans to address important issues in their communities.
For more information contact, Brenda Aufdenkamp, UNL Extension Educator in Lincoln, Logan, McPherson Counties at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 308-532-2683.
email@example.com or call 308-532-2683
Extension Master Gardener Classes
Event Dates and Times
Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County Extension Office
Extension Master Gardener Classes Start January 10 and run through May 9th.
Are you yearning for spring and the growing season? Beat the winter doldrums by attending the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener classes, starting Tuesday, January 10 at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County Extension Office, 348 W. State Farm Road, in North Platte.
Gardening enthusiasts can participate by attending individual classes at $10 per class. Participants can enjoy attending the classes of their choice to increase their personal horticultural knowledge. Here is a list of the class dates and topics:
Tuesday, January 10 New Master Gardener Orientation
Tuesday, January 17 Tree Selection after Emerald Ash Borer
Tuesday, January 24 Vegetable Cultivars for Western Nebraska
Tuesday, January 31 Beneficial Insects in Landscapes
Tuesday, February 7 Plant Diagnostics
Tuesday, February 14 Turf Fertilizing and Irrigation
Tuesday, February 21 Small Fruit Production
Tuesday, February 28 Soil Texture and Sample Testing
Tuesday, March 7 Landscape Design
Tuesday, March 14 Fruit Tree Cultivars for Nebraska
Tuesday, March 21 Insect Physiology and Pesticide Impact
Tuesday, March 28 MG Volunteer Planning
Tuesday, April 4 Windbreak Management
Tuesday, April 11 Herbaceous Perennial Plant Management
Tuesday, April 18 Butterfly and Beneficial Gardening
Tuesday, April 25 Beginning Beekeeping
Tuesday, May 2 Customer Service for Master Gardeners
Tuesday, May 9 Identifying and Displaying Insects
Please register at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County Extension Office by calling (308) 532-2683, indicating which classes each participant will attend by Monday, January 9. Please arrive at 6:15 p.m., Central Standard Time. All classes will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Individuals who would like to participate in the entire workshop series and become a certified Nebraska Extension Master Gardener, may register for the entire series for $175. This fee includes the Extension Master Gardener Handbooks, state dues, an official Extension Master Gardener shirt, and name badge.
Along with training, new Extension Master Gardener trainees participate in group volunteer projects established by the local Extension Master Gardener program. Twenty hours of education and volunteer service each will need to be completed in 2017. Another 20 hours of education and volunteer service each will be required to be completed in 2018 to receive certification. This requirement is easily reached by participating in the group’s activities, and as well as approved individual activities that an Extension Master Gardener may want to carry out on their own.
Returning and lapsed Extension Master Gardeners who have completed the initial first-year training may attend all of the 2017 programs for an individual one-time fee of $20. Twenty hours of volunteer service and 10 hours of education is required to retain Extension Master Gardener certification.
If you have any questions about the Extension Master Gardener program, please send an e-mail message to David Lott, by calling (308) 532-2683, or by contacting your local Nebraska Extension Office.
Use of "Yard Waste Carts" For Household Garbage
Event Dates and Times
Effective December 1st, each year, residents who have a YARD WASTE cart may use them as though they were regular household carts. This can continue until April 1st of the following year. After April 1st, the use of the YARD WASTE cart, must revert back to yard waste only. For more information contact 535-6700.