Nebraska Extension in Dawson County

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UNL Extension Tractor Safety Classes Offered Across Nebraska

       Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses will take place at nine Nebraska locations this year. Teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm should plan to attend.

       Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from working on a farm for anyone other than parents or legal guardians. Certification received through this course grants an exemption to the law allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and to do field work with specific mechanized equipment.

The 4-H Meats program is open to ALL 4-H MEMBERS regardless of project carried.  Under the capable leadership of Curt Rickertsen, and before that Dave Stenberg, the tradition of outstanding meats teams continues.  Dawson County has a legacy of Championship teams through the years.

Learn where all those good cuts of meat come from, how they are cooked and their nutritional value.  You too can become a wise consumer.

The 2017 Meats Program began February 14th and culminates with the State Contest held at PASE (Premier Animal Science Event) in Lincoln.  Following is the balance of the workouts for this year:

If you signed up for the Design Decisions project, please watch the following two PowerPoints as an aid to help you before planning out and implementing your design choices.

Design Elements & Principles - Part 1

Design Elements & Principles - Part 2

Seasonal information for lawns, trees & shrubs, landscape ornamentals, fruits & vegetables,, and insects & pests.

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Celebration to mark Maxwell Arboretum's 50th year
Apr 4 – A lecture and tree planting are part of events set for May 16 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Read more
Extension home study course prepares drone pilots for exam
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April 27, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Members of the public interested in earning a a Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate to fly unmanned aircraft (drones) for commercial purposes, are encouraged to refer to a new home study course offered by Nebraska Extension. This home study course focuses on the knowledge needed to successfully pass the computer-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam to earn a Remote Pilot certificate.

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