Family, Community and Health

Thursday April 25, 2019
Ticks
With warmer weather coming up you might start noticing some insect friends catching a ride with you. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green talks about what kind of ticks are in Nebraska and how to keep them off of you.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/NebraskaTicks345.shtml

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Monday April 22, 2019
Household Insect Invaders
You might notice large populations of insects this spring in your home. Most of these got into your house during the winter months to find a warm place to live. Nebraska Extension Entomologists Jonathan Larson and Jody Green talk about preventing insects from invading your home.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/pest-proofing.shtml

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Monday April 15, 2019
Home Storage Insects
Finding insects in your stored food products in your pantry can be unsettling. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green offers tips to keep the bugs out of your food.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/pantrypests304.shtml

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Wednesday April 10, 2019
Home Landscape Flood Recovery
The popular gardening program Backyard Farmer returns to the air this week on NET. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd says there will undoubtedly be and emphasis on flood recovery. MP3
https://byf.unl.edu

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Thursday April 4, 2019
Survival Techniques of Insects in the Winter
Insects have amazing ways of surviving the freezing temperatures during the winter months. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about how bugs stay alive in harsh conditions. MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/2018OverwinteringPests.pdf

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Monday April 1, 2019
Nebraska Extension Flood Response
Nebraska Extension has been stepping up to the challenge of helping the state, communities and farms recover from the devastating snowstorm and historic flood. Nebraska Extension Dean Chuck Hibberd talks about how Extension has been responding to the disaster and what resources are available to those affected. MP3
https://flood.unl.edu

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Wednesday March 13, 2019
Daddy Long Legs
Practically everyone has seen daddy long legs in and around your homes. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about these harmless, even beneficial spider like creatures.MP3
https://entomology.unl.edu/scilit/Juan%20Rodriguez%20Cindy%20Perkovich%20daddy%20long-leg%20spider.pdf

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Monday March 11, 2019
Termites
One of the most destructive insects in the U.S. are termites. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green talks about what to look for if you think you have termites and what you can do about it. MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/termiteinfestations.shtml

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Wednesday March 6, 2019
Home Buffet Safety Tips
Having a buffet at home to entertain guests is a great idea, but Nebraska Extension Assistant Nancy Urbanec says there are food safety issues to keep in mind.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/otoe/Extension%20Update%20-%20December%202%202016.pdf

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Monday March 4, 2019
Snow Issues for Homeowners
Recent heavy snow in parts of Nebraska might be a concern for homeowners and their turf and shrubs. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech talks about how large piles of snow can damage plants beneath plowed snow.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/fillmore/Columns/IceStorm01.25.17.pdf

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Tuesday February 26, 2019
Engler Program Brings 'Shark Tank' to Nebraska
The popular investment television program ‘Shark Tank’ is coming to Nebraska courtesy of the UNL Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program. Brennan Costello, the Engler Program’s Chief Business Relations Officer says entrepreneurs from across the state are invited to Pinnacle Bank Arena April 5th and 6th to audition for the show.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/ianrs-engler-program-brings-shark-tank-nebraska

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Wednesday February 20, 2019
Suicide Prevention 1
The stress and pressure of running a farm operation can be quite emotionally and physically draining for our farmers and ranchers. In part one of this series on Suicide Prevention, Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris-Broomfield talks about what friends and family members can be looking for as symptoms of a deeper problem.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/recognizing-signs-suicide-and-how-you-can-help

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Thursday February 21, 2019
Suicide Prevention 2
Part of being a friend is being honest and listening to people who may be going through some hard times. It also might involve asking sincere questions if the person is behaving in ways that are troubling. Part two of our series on Suicide Prevention focuses on things friends and family members can do to help someone considering ending their life. Susan Harris-Broomfield, Nebraska Extension Rural Health, Wellness and Safety Educator.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/recognizing-signs-suicide-and-how-you-can-help

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Thursday February 7, 2019
Septic Tank Safety
Recent sub zero temperatures around the state can be concerning for those who utilize septic tanks. Nebraska Extension Educator Megan Sittler offers some sound advice to keep your septic tank running through the entire winter.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/gage/Septic%20System%20and%20Lagoon%20Maintenance.pdf

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Friday February 1, 2019
House Flies
House flies can be a major source of aggravation and frustration for homeowners. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about the different kinds of flies that might be bothering you this winter and what you can do about them.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/flies015.shtml

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Wednesday January 30, 2019
Mice Control
Through the cold winter months, unwelcome guests might be using your home as a place to get out of the cold. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferraro talks about how to efficiently control mice.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/central4/unwelcome-house-guests/?utm_campaign=wdn_social&utm_medium=share_this&utm_source=wdn_facebook

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Friday January 25, 2019
Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods
Food products need to follow strict FDA guidelines in order to be safe, and shelf stable. Jayne Stratton, UNL Food Processing Center Research Associate Professor says new food entrepreneurs can attend a two day class at UNL’s Food Processing Center to learn how to better process low acid and acidified low acid canned foods.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/acbpcs

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Friday January 11, 2019
UNL Food Processing Center Professional Development
Providing the opportunity for employees to learn new skills and update their knowledge is critical for any company to remain viable in the marketplace. Jill Gifford, National Food Entrepreneur Program Manager says the new Food Processing Center on UNL’s Innovation campus is an ideal setting for food professionals to meet and learn more about new industry developments and get training in a state of the art facility.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/professional_development

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Thursday January 10, 2019
UNL Food Processing Center Product Development
Helping food companies improve their products as well as assisting entrepreneurs in bringing new food items to the market is the focus of UNL’s Food Processing Center’s product development program. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Product Developer Bethany Jackson talks about what the center is doing to help companies and entrepreneurs make better, safer and more nutritious food.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/product_development

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Tuesday January 8, 2019
UNL Food Processing Center National Food Entrepreneur Program
Many people might have a family recipe or great idea for a new food product, but actually creating something new on the market presents plenty of challenges. University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s National Food Entrepreneur Program Manager Jill Gifford talks about how the university can help people get started in the food industry.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/nfep

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Monday January 7, 2019
UNL Food Processing Center Testing Services
Helping food companies keep their food safe is one of the priorities of the University’s Food Processing Center on Innovation Campus. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Associate Food Research Professor Jayne Stratton talks about how UNL testing labs are helping industry partners ensure what you eat is safe.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/food-properties-testing-service

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Friday January 4, 2019
Food Processing Center Pilot Plants
Testing the processing quality of a food company’s product can be tricky. Russel Parde, University of Nebraska Food Processing Center Interim Pilot Plant Manager says UNL’s medium sized pilot plants help companies improve their methods and techniques when it comes to a wide variety of manufactured food. MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu

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Thursday January 3, 2019
Food Processing Center Applied Research and Engineering
Our series on the University of Nebraska’s Food Processing Center wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t focus on the facilities and expert staff at the disposal of food companies looking to improve their product, packaging, and processing. Today Food Research Associate Professor Jayne Stratton talks about the state of the art facility and how it’s improving what we eat.MP3
https://are.unl.edu

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