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.

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

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Plant scientists aim to turn sorghum into jet fuel
Jul 7 – As members of a new federally funded bioenergy research center, two Nebraska plant scientists plan to spend the next five years working to expand the oil-producing capability of the sorghum plant. Read more
State forester Scott Josiah to retire
Jul 7 – Scott Josiah, state forester and director of the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS), will retire on July 28 after 18 years of service to the University of Nebraska. Read more