Nebraska Extension To Host Friday Morning Chamber Coffee

WAYNE – In the middle of February, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be celebrating their charter week with N150. The Wayne County Extension office will also be honoring the week.

Join the extension office from the Wayne County courthouse basement for Friday morning Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on February 8.

Extension educator Amy Topp said they’ll highlight N150 along with their connection to UNL.

“Like we’re a part of the Institute of Agricultural Natural Resources,” said Topp. “Then how the Land Grant University helps to serve people throughout the state offer non-biased researched-based information for individuals across the state.”

On Wednesday, February 13 the Wayne County Extension Board will be invited to a Unicameral Day in Lincoln. The group will be recognized in the gallery and have a luncheon at noon.

Topp talked more about Lego League Club where all three teams have qualified for the state contest next Saturday in Omaha.

“They put a lot of work into it,” Topp added. “In addition to having their EV3 robot, they also do a team program and presentation. So, there’s a lot of skills that they learn in that and it’s fun to watch.”

Up to 10 youth can be on a team as Wayne has qualified one or two teams in the past, but never all three.

Following Chamber Coffee on Friday, February 8, Topp will also be attending Wayne and then Winside and Wakefield the following week during their lunch hours. She’ll talk with junior high and high school students about N150 and what the extension takes part in including a “Next Chapter” program for eighth-grade 4-Hers.

“Our invited to participate in and then they go through four different series of learning opportunities during their freshman year,” Topp mentioned. “Then their sophomore year there would be that many more. So, kind of help prepare for whatever it is that they choose to do beyond high school.”

Contact the Wayne County Extension office at 402-375-3310 or visit extension.unl.edu for more information.

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