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Welcome to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Knox County

2014 Nebraska Farmland Values & Rental Rates


What to do about winter burn on evergreen trees (click here)


Co-Parenting For Sucessful Kids

Monday, July 7, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lifelong Learning Center, 601 East Benjamine Ave., Norfolk, Nebraska
Cost of the Class is $50.00
To Register call 402-288-5611 or email knox-county@unl.edu
 Click here for more complete information.

Click here for a link to classes offered in the state.

 "Extension Is On The Move"  newsletter

July Issue - This resource will include updated information. Topics include:
When Should You Cut Prairie Hay?
Reducing Fly Numbers on Pastured Cattle
Nebraska Grazing Conference
Start Scouting for Common Stalk Borer in Corn
Flame Weeding Workshop
13 Fun Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables
10 Tips for Becoming More Active as a Family
Reasons to Buy Locally
Indoor Water Saving Tips; Online Irrigation and Soils Courses
Pine Needles & Soil Acidity
Pete's Pick - Prickly Ash
Squash Bug Control
July Garden Activities



The Let's Get Moving Activities Theme for Childcare Activity



 Knox County 4-H

Click here for Knox County 4-H  information


 Control Your Diabetes for Life

You and your family members are invited to participate is this diabetes education program. There is no cost for this program. Click here for more information. 




School Enrichment Programs

School Enrichment Programs are offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension to provide educational information and activities for teachers. The following programs are availabe through the Knox County Office: 4-H Maps & Apps; Build An Eco-Bot; Power of Wind; Making Cents of It; GPS Systems; Real Colors; Glitter Bug; Poultry Embryology; and Birds & Worms. Learn more about this programs and how to bring them to your classroom.



Extension Highlights

Disaster Recovery Resources

We have complied a collection of resources to help those that have been affected by recent storms. More...

Raising Nebraska

State Fair's 'Raising Nebraska' Highlights Food and Families Who Grow It

A new exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair will connect consumers with the farmers who raise and grow their food. "Raising Nebraska: Your food and the families who grow it" is a permanent, year-round agricultural exhibit located in the new Nebraska Building on the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. Full Story.

Southern Rust Confirmed

Nebraska has its first case of southern rust. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, explains why it is important producers differentiate southern rust from common rust. Tamra also explains why certain growers might not want to treat this early in the season.

UNL Extension's Hort Update for August 18, 2014

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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 .

CropWatch Newslettercropwatchlogo

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 for August 2014


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/).

UNL Extension's BeefWatch for August 2014

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 

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....

Making A Difference


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Extension Webcasts

Market Journal logoMarket Journal
Provides current grain/livestock market commentary and analysis; weather, climate, and soil moisture updates; practical advice from seasoned, working producers; and more.

BYF logo Backyard Farmer
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). 

Ag Almanac logo Ag Almanac
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.