Family, Community and Health

Friday April 2, 2021
Spring Ants
One sure sign of spring is the unfortunate sighting of a few ants in your home. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about what to do if you see a few invaders in your home.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-five-most-common-ants-in-the-home.pdf

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Monday March 22, 2021
Annual Cicadas
The sounds of buzzing cicadas, is a staple for warm summer nights in the midwest. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green says this summer maybe a little quitter because we won’t be getting an emergence of the 17 year cicada.MP3
https://entomology.unl.edu/periodical-cicada

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Monday March 15, 2021
Fungus Gnats
Homeowners with houseplants might have problems with annoying gnats. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about fungus gnats and how to manage them.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/fungusgnats.shtml

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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Selling Food Items From Home
If you sell food items at your local farmer’s market, you now have an option to continue selling food from your home. Nebraska Extension Educator Cindy Brison says the expansion of the Cottage Food law allows individual sales of homemade non-hazardous foods.MP3
https://foodsystems.unl.edu/processing

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Friday February 26, 2021
Insect Eggs
Finding odd or weird structures and what look like tiny dots around your home gardens are usually some type of insect egg. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green helps you identify what is a beneficial insect egg and what is a pest.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest

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Tuesday February 23, 2021
2021 IANR Goals
Innovation and reaching out to Nebraska youth are some of the key goals that IANR Chancellor Mike Boehm sets for the college during 2021.MP3
https://ianr.unl.edu

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Tuesday February 16, 2021
2020 IANR Accomplishments
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources had plenty of challenges during 2020. IANR Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm talks about how the institute adapted through the trying times of last year.MP3
https://ianr.unl.edu

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Thursday February 11, 2021
CASNR Campus Visits
The University of Nebraska is still offering safe, socially distant campus visits to help students get exposure to their surroundings, teachers and environment. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Coordinator Sue Ellen Pegg says the in-person visits are a great way for both students and parents to get accustomed to where they’ll be spending their college days.MP3
https://casnr.unl.edu/

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Tuesday February 2, 2021
2021 CASNR Changemaker Competition
Scholarship money is available to winners of the 2021 CASNR Changemaker competition. University of Nebraska Academic Advisor Taylor Hart talks about how students can enter the competition with their ideas about feeding the world, energy and engaging diversity.MP3
https://casnr.unl.edu/casnr-change-maker-competition

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Monday February 1, 2021
Safe Snacks for the Big Game
The final football game of the year usually means big time snacking. Nebraska Extension Associate Nancy Urbanec talks about preparing and keeping snack food safe while enjoying the big game.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/food-nutrition-health/

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Wednesday January 20, 2021
Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods
Those working in the food industry, particularly working with acidified foods will want to attend upcoming workshops offered by the Food Processing Center on Innovation Campus in Lincoln. Jayne Stratton, University of Nebraska better Process Control School Director says his one-and-a-half-day school provides the practical application of FDA principles and microbiological concepts.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/acbpcs

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Monday January 4, 2021
Keeping Mice Out of Your Home
Mice are looking for the same things you like this winter, food, shelter and warmth. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferraro talks about keeping mice out of your home.MP3
https://youtu.be/_WJHvExNyGg

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Friday January 1, 2021
Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants typically live outside; but can be found in homes during the winter months. Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist says carpenter ants indoors can be an indicator of moisture problems or rotting wood that needs attention.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/antcontrol.shtml

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Wednesday December 30, 2020
Keeping Resolutions for the New Year
January is a month when many people reflect on the year behind and set goals or “resolutions” for habits they wish to change in the year ahead. Carrie Schnieder Miller, Nebraska Extension Educator talks about tips and tricks to changing your habits in 2021.MP3
https://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/stories/70681

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Thursday December 31, 2020
2020 ARC/PLC Review
Producers had to a tough choice in March choosing between ARC or PLC USDA programs for the 2019 and 2020 production years. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen talks about who signed up for ARC vs. PLC and what that meant for last season.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/landmanagement

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Thursday December 24, 2020
Local Holiday Gifts
Shopping for gifts during the holiday season can be stressful. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter suggests giving presents with a Nebraska flavor.MP3
https://www.visitomaha.com/omaha-gifts/

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Wednesday December 16, 2020
Sleep Study
Nebraska Extension will be looking at the effects of good or bad sleep habits for those who work on the farm. Nebraska Extension Rural Health, Wellness and Safety Educator Susan Harris says farmers need to make sure they’re getting enough quality sleep to avoid making poor decisions on the job.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/sleepless-nebraska

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Thursday December 3, 2020
2021 Recipe to Reality
If you’re looking to get into the food business you’ll want to attend the 2021 Recipe to Reality seminar. University of Nebraska National Food Entrepreneur Program Manager Jill Gifford says the workshop will help those who want to produce food items for sale.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/rtor

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Friday November 27, 2020
Thanksgiving Leftovers
Leftovers from the big meal on Thanksgiving need to be properly stored for future use. Nebraska Food, Nutrition and Health Extension Assistant Nancy Urbanec talks about keeping leftovers safe to eat for sandwiches, casseroles and soups.MP3
hhttps://food.unl.edu/article/thanksgiving-central

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Thursday November 26, 2020
Picking a Tree from a Christmas Tree Farm
It’s traditional to pick out a holiday tree this week. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech says supporting a local Christmas tree farmer is a great idea.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2012/ChristmasTrees.shtml

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Wednesday November 25, 2020
Buffet Safety
Food safety should be a top priority for Thanksgiving meals. Serving things in a buffet style is convenient, but home cooks should understand simple safety rules according to Nebraska Food, Nutrition and Health Extension Assistant Nancy Urbanec.MP3
https://food.unl.edu/article/thanksgiving-central

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