Family, Community and Health

Friday December 2, 2022
Holiday Plant Care
Christmas cactus, amaryllis and poinsettias are popular gift plants during the holidays. Nebraska Extension Educator Terri James talks about holiday plant selection and how to care for them.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/care-holiday-plants

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Tuesday November 29, 2022
Picking A Holiday Tree
It’s tradition in a lot of our homes to pick out a tree for the upcoming holiday season. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd gives us some tips to making the right choice.MP3
https://youtu.be/48SuxDkERYU

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Thursday November 24, 2022
Turkey Fryer Safety Tips
Deep fried turkey is simply delicious, but it can be hazardous in done improperly. Nebraska Extension Food, Nutrition & Health Educator Cindy Brison gives some important safety tips when frying a bird.MP3
https://food.unl.edu/article/thanksgiving-central

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Monday November 21, 2022
Thanksgiving Meal Prep Safety
Preparing a Thanksgiving meal takes a lot of time and attention to detail. Nebraska Extension Food, Nutrition & Health Educator Cindy Brison offers some food safety tips for this holiday season.MP3
https://food.unl.edu/article/thanksgiving-central

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Wednesday November 16, 2022
Fall Home Insect Invaders
With seasonal changes, outdoor insects will start to look for places to hide, including your house. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talk about what you can do to stop these fall invaders.MP3
https://extensiontv.unl.edu/v/7646

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Friday November 4, 2022
Household Spiders
As the weather cools down, spiders tend to move into our home. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green says try not to be worried, most of them are harmless.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-abl-domestic-house-spider.pdf

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Friday October 14, 2022
Yellow Jacket Control
Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green warns homeowners that yellow jackets are becoming active this fall. She offers some tips to avoid getting stung.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/SocialWasp.shtml

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Thursday October 6, 2022
Experience the Power of Red Day
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on UNL’s East campus will be hosting a “Power of Red” visit day for students and parents. CASNR College Relations Director Sue Ellen Pegg says the visit day is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to see what their college experience could be like.MP3
https://casnr.unl.edu/experience-power-red-visit-day

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Monday October 3, 2022
The Challenges of Being Rural
Rural communities are facing big challenges when it comes to keeping their towns vibrant and growing. Nebraska Extension Specialist Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel talks about how small town Nebraskans are creatively navigating multiple issues to help them grow in the years to come.MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/rural/being-rural-nebraska-both-blessing-and-curse

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September 30, 2022
Suicide Prevention Part 1
Tough times on the farm could lead some in the ag industry to consider the worst. Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris talks about the signs that could mean someone is on the path of ending their life. MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/kearney/staying-connected-during-tough-times/

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Monday August 29, 2022
Ants in the Home
Ant are the number one insect found in most people’s home. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about what you can do to stop invading ants.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/antcontrol.shtml

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Friday July 22, 2022
Excluding Garter Snakes
Garter snakes are harmless but some people really don’t care for them being around their home. Nebraska Extension Specialist Dennis Ferraro talks about ways to keep garter snakes away. MP3
https://youtu.be/oPiudoEWBKg

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Monday July 4, 2022
Lightning Bugs
Lightning bugs are starting to appear in the evening skies. Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about why lightning bugs glow and what they look like during the day.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/insects/

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Wednesday June 29, 2022
East Campus Discovery Days
East Campus Discovery Days offers a chance for Nebraskans to enjoy a day of fun, food and education on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska says IANR Outreach and Events Manager Jordan Slagle. MP3
https://discoverydays.unl.edu/

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
Mosquitos
Mosquitoes are a nuisance pest that can ruin any outdoor activity. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green discusses ways to repel mosquitos and control their population around your home.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/mosquitorepellents

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June 14, 2022
Mud Dauber Wasps
One insect most of us are scared of is wasps. But Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green says they aren’t that aggressive and offers ways to avoid them. MP3
https://youtu.be/HccmLDmbbQk

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June 8, 2022
SNAP Double Up Food Bucks at Farmer’s Markets
Needy families now have a way to get extra fruits and vegetables from local farmer’s markets. UNL Program Coordinator Margaret Milligan talks about the SNAP program called Double Up Food Bucks. MP3
https://doubleupnebraska.org/

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
Avoiding Ticks
Ticks can be active all year round, but May/June is regarded as high tick season in Nebraska. An increase in outdoor activities such as trail running, hiking, camping and morel mushroom hunting take place in prime tick habitat. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green talks about how to protect yourself from ticks.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/345ticks.pdf

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Thursday May 12, 2022
Protection Farms and Ranches from Wildfires
Saving your ranch or farm from wildfires might come down to a few simple strategies and making a priority list. Nebraska Extension Educator Randy Saner talks about what farmers should prepare for in case of wildfires.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/2022/protecting-farm-ranches-wildfires

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Monday May 9, 2022
Rural Home Fire Suppression
According to Benjamin Bohall from the Nebraska Forest Service, keeping flammable landscape plants away from your home could help save it in case of a wildfire.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/publications/firewise-landscaping-practices

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Friday April 29, 2022
Repellents for Mosquitos and Ticks
Warmer weather means insects are going to start bothering us. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about how to keep mosquitos and ticks away from you this spring.MP3
https://youtu.be/mvY1WOMCrYs

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Leading Locally
A program offered by UNL’s Rural Prosperity looks to help develop leadership in local communities. The “Leading Locally” program helps communities move forward in achieving their goals according to Nebraska Extension Educator Jordan Grummert-Rasmussen.MP3
https://ruralprosperityne.unl.edu/leading-locally-program-helps-create-leaders-rural-communities

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