Posts Tagged ‘ UNL Extension ’

NebraskaEDGE impacts local economies

Mar 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 12, 2009

Amid a struggling economy, home-grown small businesses are key to a community’s health, and the NebraskaEDGE program continues to play an important role in nurturing entrepreneurship, according to a new study. NebraskaEDGE (Enhancing, Developing and Growing Entrepreneurs) is UNL Extension’s umbrella organization for rural entrepreneurial training programs hosted by local communities, organizations and associations. More […]

Web site offers answers to wildlife questions

Mar 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 5, 2009

Have you ever heard the scurry of mice running through your house night after night or fought to keep that curious raccoon out of your garden? Have you struggled finding information to keep those unwanted critters from future visits? Answers for all wildlife questions – be they identification, prevention or management – are available at […]

Families must take charge of finances in tough economy

Feb 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, February 12, 2009, Issue

With bad national economic news at every turn, it is important that people take steps to protect their own finances, a UNL Extension family economics specialist said. “A lot of people are in a financial panic right now,” said Kathleen Prochaska-Cue. “The first thing for people to do is stop and look at where their […]

Workshop series examines ‘Small Steps to Health’

Feb 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Employee News, February 5, 2009, Issue

UNL Extension will present “Small Steps to Health and Wealth” for 13 weeks over the noon hour on Thursdays through April 30. The series started Jan. 29. Individuals may participate via computer or join a small group, which meets in Mabel Lee Hall, room 270. For more information, go to or call Lorene Bartos […]

UNL Extension’s diabetes program to air on NET

Jan 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Issue, January 15, 2009

UNL Extension’s Control Diabetes for Life program will be featured on Nebraska Educational Television in January. The program is scheduled to air on NET2 at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 and 1 p.m. Jan. 18. The UNL Extension program has been offered statewide via distance education. Consisting of three, two-hour programs, it provides research based information […]

UNL Extension individuals, teams receive annual awards

Dec 4th, 2008 | By | Category: December 4, 2008, Employee News

UNL Extension and the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association presented annual awards to a number of extension faculty and staff. Awards were presented at the two organizations’ annual Fall Conference in Grand Island in October. UNL Extension awards included: Distinguished Managerial Professional Tracy Kulm, extension associate, Lancaster County, was cited for her creative teaching style, which […]

Extension Web site outlines country of origin labeling law

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

A UNL Extension Web site explains the details of the Country of Origin Labeling law that went into effect Sept. 30. The law requires labels identifying country of origin on certain foods, including meat, produce and nuts, when sold at particular retail establishments. The Web site,, will help “anyone in the food system from […]

Rural Nebraskans optimistic about their lives, but…

Nov 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 6, 2008

Rural Nebraskans are much more optimistic about their lives than they have been in previous years, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll. But that finding comes with one giant caveat: The poll was taken last spring, before recent economic upheaval that has some drawing comparisons to the Great Depression. “I would think if we did […]

Dean of Extension inducted into USDA Hall of Fame

Oct 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Employee News, October 30, 2008

Elbert Dickey, dean and director of UNL Extension, has been inducted into a U.S. Department of Agriculture Hall of Fame. Dickey is among the 2008 inductees into USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service Hall of Fame. Dickey, an Illinois native, has been dean and director of UNL Extension since 2001, after serving as […]

Biosecurity is safety factor for food service

Oct 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 9, 2008

New extension program educates Beware: The person coming through your delivery door could be someone other than your friendly delivery person. That’s a thought even small Midwestern food-related businesses must face about potential risks to food safety, whether accidental or intentional, said Julie Albrecht, UNL Extension food safety specialist. “There’s often easy access to the […]