Family, Community and Health

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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Monday April 11, 2022
2022 Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference
A conference that helps local entrepreneurs will be held in Columbus later this month. Nebraska Extension Educator Amanda Kowalewski says the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities conference will help communities foster new business owners.MP3
https://ruralprosperityne.unl.edu/connecting-entrepreneurial-communities

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Monday March 21, 2022
ECAP Program
A program offered by Nebraska Extension seeks to help rural communities thrive. Nebraska Extension Rural Prosperity Educator Amanda Kowalewski talks about The Entrepreneurial Communities Activation Program or ECAP. It is offered to help communities celebrate their successes and look to the future by setting goals.MP3
https://ruralprosperityne.unl.edu/ecap-program-helps-nebraskans-create-communities-they-want

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Friday February 25, 2022
Home Canning and Food Preservation
Home canning can be a safe and economical way to preserve quality food at home. Nebraska Extension Assistant Nancy Urbanec talks about proper canning practices.MP3
https://food.unl.edu/canning

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Wednesday February 9, 2022
Raccoon Management
Raccoons can be a very damaging animal pest and they are known for carrying several diseases that can be passed on to humans. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferraro talks about raccoon management and control.MP3
https://youtu.be/iNnvioiQDDE

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Wednesday February 2, 2022
Fungus Gnats in the Home
If you’ve got some nuisance flies inside your home, they could be fruit flies or fungus gnats. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green says fungus gnats are often mistaken for fruit flies and getting rid of them is very different.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-how-to-control-fungus-gnats.pdf

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Thursday January 27, 2022
Buy Fresh, Buy Local
Pairing local food producers with consumers is the goal of UNL's Buy Fresh, Buy Local program. Program Associate Margaret Milligan talks about how this unique program helps local farmers connect with customers.MP3
https://buylocalnebraska.org/

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Wednesday January 26, 2022
UNL Rural Fellows Program
The UNL Rural Fellows Program hopes to pair students and communities to set goals and improve their businesses. Rural Fellows Program Coordinator Helen Fagan discusses why this program is beneficial to both students and communities.MP3
https://ruralprosperityne.unl.edu/rural-fellows

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Friday January 21, 2022
Controlling Mice in the Home
Just like us, mice like a nice warm place with plenty of food. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferraro gives us some tips on keeping mice out of our home and what to do if they are already there.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/thinkmouse.shtml

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Thursday January 20, 2022
Getting Enough Sleep
More and more studies are coming out that are focusing on the value of sleep. Nebraska Extension Rural Health and Wellness Educator Susan Harris talks about several key factors in making sure you’re well rested.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/franklin/sleepless-in-nebraska-0/

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Tuesday January 18, 2022
UNL Food Processing Center Professional
Entrepreneurs in the food industry can get professional development for several ventures at the UNL Food Processing Center. Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program Manager Jill Gifford talks about programs and courses that are available.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/

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