Life Outside the City Limits

July 2015

H5N2 Avian Flu - Several states have at least one confirmed case of the H5N2 avian flu. Sheila Purdum, Nebraska Extension poultry specialist, explains what the virus is, how it affects birds and how producers can implement biosecurity precautions on their operations.

Flooded Garden - Nebraska Extension Educator Elizabeth Killinger shows a garden that has been flooded by recent rains and talks about what can and can't be saved and when to start over.

How to Use a Bush Hog - The guys at Everything Attachments explain how to use a bush hog.  

Planning and Maintaining Your New Well, by the National Groundwater Association. Proper location and construction of a new well are the first steps to reducing risks to your water supply. Learn about potential sources of contamination to look for and how to work with a certified well installer to ensure the safety of your drinking water.

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Upcoming Events

The Nebraska SARE Program is again sponsoring a series of webinars in the coming months that address issues of sustainability and sustainable agriculture.  Please join us for the first program in the series on Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 a.m. with Natalia Bjorklund, Extension Educator in Dodge County.   It will be recorded if you are unable to participate.

Drought Resources

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

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