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August 2014

Fall is approaching, but we still have plenty of time for those summer activities, like riding horses, pest management, and watering (keeping conservation and reuse in mind).

Do you wear a helmet when riding your horse? This video, by eXtension, tells that accidents happen, and wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the risk of head injuries.

An ATV is a handy piece of equipment for managing pests. Calibration is important for effective pesticide application. UNL Extension Educator Jay Jenkins shows how to calibrate an ATV sprayer.

Bobbi Holm, UNL Extension talks about rain barrels and cisterns as ways to reuse rain water. This reduces stormwater runoff from your roof and conserves drinking water.



Monthly Features


Apple Jack Festival,  
Sept. 19-21, 2014

Nebraska City's historic AppleJack Festival annually draws between 60,000 and 80,000 people to Nebraska City to celebrate the kickoff of the apple harvest.

Apple pie, apple cider, apple cider donuts, candy apples, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple salad...pretty much anything you can imagine made from apples are available at the AppleJack Festival.

With over 6 craft fairs, a parade, street dances, a classic car show, live music, and a 3-day carnival, for one weekend Nebraska City becomes the Apple Capital of the World.

Don't miss it!  

Drought Resources

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has created a new website that offers resources for those dealing with drought.

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