Nebraska Extension in Perkins & Chase Counties
Mark your calendars! The Perkins County Women in Agriculture Day will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at the Stumpf International Wheat Center in Grant. This event is open to all women in Perkins County and surrounding areas and is sponsored by employees of the Perkins County FSA and NRCS, along with UNL Extension.
Refreshments and registrations begin at 9:30 am mdt. The meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Registration including the cost of lunch is $10
Nebraska Extension Educator, Strahinja Stepnaovic, will be offering an additional Private Pesticide and Chemigation Training on April 11 in Imperial at Chase County Extension Office (135 West 5th Street, Imperial, NE, 69033). Private Pesticide Training will start at 8:30 am, and Chemigation training will start at 11:30 am. This will be a great opportunity for those that missed training in February and March to still obtain their Private Pesticide and Chemigator licences for 2017. For training sessions outside Perkins, Chase and Dundy Counties check website http://pested.unl.edu/ .
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.
Mar 3 – The Agricultural Research Division (ARD) of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln presented awards to three assistant professors on March 22, in recognition of excellence in research. Read more
Mar 3 – Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) group 37 are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. Read more