Family, Community and Health

Friday December 14, 2018
Holiday Food Safety
The holiday season is upon us and that means gatherings with friends and family. If you’re thinking about making a big meal with turkey, Nebraska Extension Assistant Nancy Urbanec has tips to help you keep your bird from spoiling the holiday fun. MP3
https://food.unl.edu/helpful-winter-holiday-food-preparation-safety-healthy-eating

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Thursday December 13, 2018
Millipedes vs. Centipedes
Our homes provide warmth, protection and food for us to live comfortably during the winter, it also provides those things for insects to survive. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green talks about millipedes and centipedes and how to keep them out of your house.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/2018OccasionalInvaders.pdf

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Tuesday December 11, 2018
Carpenter Ants
Homeowners who might notice small piles of sawdust should consider inspecting their houses for carpenter ants. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green talks about the signs of carpenter ants and gives tips to prevention and control them.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/antcontrol.shtml

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Thursday December 6, 2018
Local Holiday Gifts
Holiday gift shopping can be a stressful activity. But if you’re looking for something for the gardener in your life or something that says ‘Nebraska’ then Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter has a few suggestions for you.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2004/holidaygiftsgardener.shtml

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Tuesday December 4, 2018
Small House Flies
If you’ve experienced tiny flies buzzing around inside your home, you know how much of a nuisance they can be. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talk about how to identify those flies are and ways to eliminate them.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/flies015-98.pdf

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Monday December 3, 2018
Turning Bugs Into Delicious Grub
A Nebraska company is developing new ways to make more sustainable protein food items. Former UNL student and Bugeater Foods co-founder Kelly Sturek, says they are incorporating crushed crickets into powders that can be used in everyday food items. MP3
https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/husker-grad-turns-bugs-into-delicious-grub/

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Thursday November 29, 2018
Ag Literacy Festivals
Urban elementary kids are getting an education on the state’s biggest industry. Nebraska Extension Educator Monte Stauffer says Ag Literacy Festivals produced by Extension help urban kids understand where their food comes from.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/enre/agliteracy/

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Wednesday November 28, 2018
Holiday Tree Insects
Occasionally you might have some uninvited guests over that hitchhiked home on your holiday plant decorations. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson says a little inspection before you bring your trees and other plants into the home goes a long way to keeping them out.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/christmas-tree-hitchhikers

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Friday November 23, 2018
Holiday Tree Care
Getting a fresh tree from a local farm is an enjoyable experience for the family to do together. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech offers a few tips to picking out a tree and how to care for it when you get it home.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/choose-local-christmas-tree

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Wednesday November 21, 2018
Thanksgiving Meal Preparation
From delicious side dishes and appetizers to main meals and desserts, preparation of the thanksgiving dinner can be challenging. Nebraska Emeritus Extension Educator Alice Henneman talks about how to get ready and how to store any leftovers.MP3
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/seasonal-food-safety/countdown-to-the-thanksgiving-holiday/CT_Index

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Tuesday November 20, 2018
Safe Turkey Roasting
The turkey is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, and there are plenty of techniques for cooking one. Nebraska Emeritus Extension Educator Alice Henneman gives a few tips to a perfect turkey.MP3
https://food.unl.edu/thanksgiving-food-preparation-and-food-safetytips

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Monday November 19, 2018
Safely Deep Frying Turkey
There are plenty of videos on the internet depicting failed attempts at deep frying a turkey. Alice Henneman, Nebraska Emeritus Extension Educator gives a few tips on how to cook the turkey safely and keep us out of the emergency room.MP3
https://food.unl.edu/thanksgiving-food-preparation-and-food-safetytips

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Monday November 5, 2018
Recipe to Reality Seminar
How does a food product actually make it to the shelf in a grocery store? What are the rules and regulations you need to follow to market a food product? Jill Gifford, the University of Nebraska Food Entrepreneurial Program Manager says “The Recipe to Reality” seminar helps answer these questions and provides a guild to success for food entrepreneurs.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/nfep

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Wednesday October 31, 2018
Nutrition and Beef
As we focus on the Beef industry this week, we’ll examine the nutritional benefits of beef. Mitch Rippe from the Nebraska Beef Council talks about why lean beef is good for you and should be a part of a healthy diet.MP3
https://www.nebeef.org/resources/nutrition

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Tuesday October 30, 2018
Consumer Perceptions About Beef
One of the top priorities of the beef industry is to build consumer confidence and trust. They want consumers to know that producers, packers and processors are giving consumers a healthy, nutritious and safe beef product. Adam Wegner from the Nebraska Beef Council talks about the strict protocols put into place by the industry. These measures are put in place to ensure that the beef you select and eat is safe and nutritious.MP3
https://www.nebeef.org/the-beef-story/cattle-production

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Thursday October 11, 2018
Centipedes and Millipedes
Insects looking to get out of the cold sometimes find favorable conditions in your home. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson explains the difference between centipedes and millipedes and offers tips to keep these insects out.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/CentipedeMillipede012.shtml

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Tuesday October 2, 2018
Managing Termites
Termite damage causes billions of dollars of damage every year for homeowners. Sometimes they can be hard to detect but Nebraska Extension Urban entomologist Jody Green says there are a few preventative measures you can take to lower the risk of a termite infestation.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/termiteinfestations.shtml

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Monday October 1, 2018
Fall Insect Home Invaders
Having unwanted insect pests invade your home during this time of year can become a problem, especially when thousands of bugs are in your basement. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about fall insect invaders and how to prevent them from entering your home.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/pest-month-fall-invaders

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Tuesday September 25, 2018
Fungus Beetles In The Home
It might cause a little stress to move into a newly constructed home only to find tiny little flying insects swarming around. However, Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green says fungus beetles are fairly common and are relatively easy to manage.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/newhousebug.shtml

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Friday September 14, 2018
Food Allergen And Resources
Keeping food safe and warning customers of allergy issues is the focus of UNL’s Food Allergy Research and Resource program. UNL Professor of Food Science Steve Taylor talks about how the program was started and the Co-Director of the program Joe Baumert discusses the research goals. Steve Taylor UNL Professor of Food Science, Joe Baumert – UNL Co-Director Food Allergy Research and Resource Program.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu

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Thursday September 13, 2018
Nebraska Brewing Industry
Nebraska has several craft brewing operations and UNL is helping brewers promote their businesses by researching the process of brewing beer. Some brewers have even tried developing a beer with all Nebraska products. Russell Parde, UNL Interim Pilot Plant Manager.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu

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Wednesday September 12, 2018
Companion Animal Food Safety
Pet food is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Ensuring your pet has safe and nutritious food is one of the goalsof UNL’s Food Processing Center’s research programs. Randy Wehling, UNL Food Science Professor.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu

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