Family, Community and Health

Tuesday August 27, 2019
Lice
Back to school is always an exciting time for families. But that excitement can turn sour if kids bring home some unwanted guests in the form of head lice. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about how you can identify and get rid of lice.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/lice/headlice359.shtml

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Wednesday July 31, 2019
Chiggers
Itchy ankles after a long walk on the trail? You’ve probably got chiggers. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about how you can keep both the itch and the insects off of you when you’re outside.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/chiggers

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Friday June 28, 2019
Solar Design & Installation Workshop
The Solar Design and Installation Hands-On Workshop is a three-day workshop running July 17th to July 19th. John Hay, Nebraska Extension Biological Systems Engineer says participants will get the chance to help with the installation of a 6 kW residential solar array located in Denton, NE.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/extension/2019/07/17/140979/

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Wednesday June 12, 2019
Recipe to Reality Seminar
Those looking to get a product into the food industry will want to attend the 2019 Recipe to Reality Seminar August 16th at the Food Processing Center on Innovation Campus in Lincoln. UNL Food Entrepreneur Program Manager Jill Gifford said it’s an ideal way to get information on processing, labeling, marketing and just about anything else related to the food industry.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/nfep

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Friday June 14, 2019
Vegetable Grilling Tips
Hot dogs and hamburgers aren’t the only thing that taste better on the grill. A little char and smoke can make the most ordinary vegetable delicious. Nebraska Extension Assistant Nancy Urbanek talks about grilling vegetables.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/nebraska-eab

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Monday June 10, 2019
Safely Grilling Meat
Summer not only brings out barbecue grills, but also bacteria. Bacteria love the hot, humid days of summer and can cause foodborne illness. Nebraska Extension Assistant Nancy Urbanek gives us some tips to safe grilling of meat.MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/follow-food-safety-tips-summer-when-grilling

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Wednesday May 29, 2019
2019 Flood Impact and Response
Cleanup from March’s historic flooding continues around the state. Nebraska Extension Dean Chuck Hibberd says Nebraska Extension is actively helping communities, farms and homeowners get back to a normal life.MP3
https://flood.unl.edu

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Tuesday May 21, 2019
Outdoor Insect Repellents
Repellents keep mosquitoes and ticks at bay while you enjoy your outdoor activities. More important they help you avoid serious diseases that insect carry. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about repellents and other tips to keep these pests away.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/best-treatments-mosquitoes-and-ticks

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Thursday May 16, 2019
Wasps
As the weather warms up, insects will be emerging for the spring and summer. Some insects are beneficial while others are annoying pests. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about wasps and how to control them.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/SocialWasp.shtml

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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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