Nebraska Extension in Gage County
October 2017
Welcome to your monthly update from Nebraska Extension in Gage County.  For additional information, call 402-223-1384, like us on  Facebook, or check us out  online.

Your Monthly News & Updates
Paul Hay is Retiring from Gage County Extension

Paul Hay has been writing and submitting an Extension Newsletter for several years. He has completed the final one prior to retirement.

Gage County Extension Office
 1115 W. Scott Rd., Beatrice, NE 68310

Congratulatory cards can be mailed to the Gage County Extension Office
Treat Your Trees Right

  • Learn how to properly plant a tree
  • Learn staking needs
  • Learn general management for newly planted and established trees including watering, mulching and winter protection.
Fillmore County Courthouse, Geneva
October 12, 2017 | 5:00 pm
FREE to Attend
Frost Advisory and Plants

Fall has officially arrived. There have already been frost advisories for the western part of the state, so it won't be long until frosts occur here. It is at this time that you need to think about care for your plants to protect them through the winter. Here is a 'To Do' list to prepare your lawn and garden for winter. 

Apple Month

Cranberry Month

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Farm to School Month

Pasta Month

Popcorn Popping Month

Pork Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month

  • Walk to School Day - Oct 4
  • Chocolate Day - October 28
  • Oatmeal Day - October 29
  • Halloween - October 31
Fall Lawncare Season

The beginning of our fall lawncare season is here. Overseeding or reseeding lawns can be done throughout the month and at the beginning of the month we can fertilize our lawns. Toward the end of the month, fall weed control can begin, but not until our temperatures cool off more. One of the other lawn activities that may be considered is lawn aeration. 

More here:
Licensed Radon Mitigation Companies

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Resources
Extension Events
See all Gage County Extension Events on our Online Calendar

Oct. 1-7 - National 4-H Week
Oct. 8 - First Orientation Meeting - 2018 Citizenship Trip, DeWitt Community Center
Oct. 12 - Treat Your Trees Right, Fillmore Co. Courthouse, Geneva

Nov. 5 - 4-H Achievement Party
Nov. 18 - Make it With Wool Contest, Lincoln
Nov  24-28 - National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA

May 1, 2018 - Online 4-H Member & Volunteer Enrollment Deadline

June 2-12, 2018 - Citizenship Washington Trip

July 25-29 - Gage County Fair & Expo

Additional Resources
Nebraska Extension in Gage County
Nebraska Extension in Gage County work in collaboration with Nebraskans, county boards and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension to implement urban, research-based education that will best serve county residents.
Extension is a division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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