Family, Community and Health

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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Wednesday January 2, 2019
UNL Food Processing Center Sensory Lab
We use our senses when we eating to enjoy food. Julie Reiling, University of Nebraska Product and Sensory Consultant talks about how food companies use the food processing center to test how their food is being perceived by the consumers who purchase and eat their products.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/sensory-analysis

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Tuesday January 1, 2019
University of Nebraska Food Processing Center
UNL’s Food Processing Center on Innovation Campus is a state of the art facility that the University is using to partner with food-based companies to increase the quality and safety of our food. Executive Director of the Center, Terry Howell talks about the services available and what’s next for the Center. MP3
http://fpc.unl.edu

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Monday December 31, 2018
Food Label Regulations
Checking the food label in the supermarket has become a common habit for many shoppers as more and more people want to know what’s in their food. UNL Food Processing Center Technical Service Manager Bethany Jackson talks about food label regulations and how the University is helping manufacturers inform shoppers.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/labeling

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Wednesday December 26, 2018
Excluding Squirrels
This time of year, squirrels are looking for a home to wait out the winter months. If they can’t find it in a tree, they might try to get into your home. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferraro says there are a few strategies you can employ to keep the squirrels out of your home.MP3
https://youtu.be/ZbnBEUhx0OI

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Monday December 24, 2018
Holiday Plant Legends
This time of year, our homes are full of poinsettias, mistletoes and Christmas trees. But why do we decorate our homes with these plants? Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter takes some mystery out of why we bring these plants indoors to celebrate the holidays.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline/2018/jun18/NeblineJun18p4.pdf

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Friday December 21, 2018
Bed Bug Prevention
According to Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green, the best control for bed bugs is awareness when traveling. On today’s Nebraska Extension Almanac, Jody talks about what to look for when traveling and staying in hotel rooms.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/bedbugs.shtml

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Wednesday December 19, 2018
Silverfish
A common indoor pest is the silverfish, which you might notice darting around your basement, kitchen or bathroom. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about what to look for and how to control these pests.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline/2018/jun18/NeblineJun18p4.pdf

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Monday December 17, 2018
Identifying Bed Bugs
Nebraskans hitting the road this holiday season want to avoid pickup bed bugs as souvenirs. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about how to identify bed bugs and says the best control is not bringing them home in the first place.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/bedbugtravel.shtml

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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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